Since its inception in 2001, S&R Evermay has supported the work of 80 artists through the Washington Award. In a renewed commitment to supporting the artistic community of Washington D.C., the Washington Award is eligible to D.C. residents who prioritize social impact in their practice, working in the fields of visual art, interdisciplinary, music, or dance.


The annual Washington Award comprises of two prize categories. The Cash Prize awards four unrestricted grants of $15,000 in each artistic category, providing support to artists at critical moments in their careers to freely develop and pursue their creative ideas. The Fillmore School Studio Prize provides one year of free studio space usage at The Fillmore School in Georgetown for multiple artists. In addition to studio space, artists are provided with opportunities to exhibit, hold open studios, and mentor students.


To view S&R Evermay’s definition of social impact and how it might relate to your artistic practice, view our FAQs here.


To apply for the Washington Award, click here.

Further Information

This is the Washington Award for candidates who wish to apply for a $15,000 cash prize. This prize will be awarded to one artist in each of the following disciplines (four awards total):

  • Dance (Performance and Choreography)
  • Music (Performance or Composition)
  • Visual Art (Studio-Based or Community Based)
  • Interdisciplinary Art

This is the Washington Award for candidates who wish to apply for studio space at The Fillmore School, a historic building located in Georgetown . The space is dedicated to the study of the arts and offers large, open studios and a dance studio.

Candidates can apply for one-year usage of the dance studio or one of the six studio spaces for use for the following disciplines:

  • Dance (performance and choreography)
  • Music (performance or composition)
  • Visual Art (studio-based or community based)
  • Interdisciplinary Art

Awardees must conduct activities during the award year that benefit the local community, which may include but are not limited to:

    • Present their work at open studio/gallery for the local community (not exceeding three gallery nights in 1 year rental term).
    • Teach a class open to the community members/neighbors.
    • Develop a curriculum for a student studying the arts/mentor a future artist for a specific project.

Successful candidates for the Fillmore School Studio Prize be will eligible for an additional stipend to support community-based activities during their residency.

2023 Cash Prize Winners

Nancy Bannon
Interdisciplinary Arts

Robin Bell
Visual Arts

2022 Fillmore School Studio Prize Winners

Hear from 2022 Washington Award
winner Konshens The MC

Hear from 2022 Fillmore Studio
awardee Zsudayka Nzinga

Hear from Selection Committee member, Maleke Glee

Hear from Selection Committee member, Victoria Reis