•  Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
  •  Applicant must not be enrolled in a degree granting program.
  •  Applicants for the Washington Award must be residents of Washington, D.C.
  •  Applicant must demonstrate their commitment to an artistic career in music, dance, visual arts, or interdisciplinary practice.
  •  Applications must be received by the application deadline.

All applications must include the following:

  •  A completed application form.
  •  The applicant’s biography, and CV.
  •  The required material submissions.
  •  Two references (include name, phone number, and email address). These references should be professionals involved in or associated with your discipline who can speak to your artistic practice.
  •  The required artistic statement (written or submitted as a video or audio recording).

The Washington Award Selection Committee will not return entry materials nor assume responsibility for the materials submitted.  Please read Terms & Conditions and FAQs before applying.