Wherewithal Grants are a funding source for visual artists in the DC-area. Generously funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts as part of its Regional Regranting Program and managed by Washington Project for the Arts, these grants are intended to support a wide range of experimental and multidisciplinary practices, particularly those that emphasize collaboration and discourse. Since launching in 2019, Wherewithal Grants has supported 124 visual artists with a total of $220,000 in grants.
The application portal for the 2023 funding cycle is now closed! An independent panel of four jurors is now reviewing applications. Applicants will receive notifications in mid-December.
On January 28, 2022 we announced the 12 grant recipients for the 2022 funding cycle. Each artist or artist collective will receive $5,000 for either a project or research.
The recipients of Research Grants are: Rasha Abdulhadi, Safiyah Cheatam & Hope Willis, Larry Cook, Deirdre Darden, Rex Delafkaran, Monica Jahan Bose, and Armando Lopez-Bircann.
The recipients of Project Grants are: Fabiola Ching & Mayah Lovell, Ayana Zaire Cotton, Dirt, Imogen-Blue Hinojosa, and Naoko Wowsugi.
An independent panel of four curators reviewed 114 applications and recommended the final 12 for funding. The panelists were Monica Peña, Programs Manager, Locust Projects (Miami); Eriola Pira, Curator, The Vera List Center (New York); Victoria Reis, Executive & Artistic Director, Transformer (DC); and Tiffany Ward, Curator and Founder, Mare Residency (Baltimore/London).