Author Archives: Calvin Koon-Stack

A Statement from our Executive Director

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  As you may have heard, President Trump’s proposed budget for FY18 eliminates funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Institute for Museum and Library Studies. As the NEH’s designated state council for the District of Columbia, the Humanities Council of Washington, DC (HumanitiesDC) has relied on funding from the NEH for 37 years. Closure of the NEH would be detrimental to HumanitiesDC. Our programs would be cut severely. They

Join us for Advocacy Day, March 22nd at the John A. Wilson Building

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  On March 22, Arts Advocacy Day, organized by ArtsActionDC, will bring together DC arts, humanities, and creative economy practitioners to stress the importance of funding for cultural programming as the City Council and Mayor determine funding allocations for FY18. ArtsActionDC has two main asks: $25mil+ for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) and Development of a new funding cohort for the Commercial Arts/Professional Services sectors of the creative economy that will stimulate/support workforce development, infrastructure, and

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