Washington, District Of Columbia
The NEA grant will support Arts Connect Northeast, a series of art installations and creative pop-up projects to activate vacant spaces and connect adjacent neighborhoods. The project will be an opportunity for D.C.-based artists to work closely with the community and to create work for public display. CulturalDC, Atlas Performing Arts Center, and the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities will lead the project, and will partner with local business owners, residents, the Mayor's Office, and nearby Gallaudet University. As many as eight vacant or public sites will be activated by artists, to serve the 200,000 residents living in the northeast D.C. neighborhoods of H Street, Benning Road, NoMa, and Union Market.