Foundation to Offer Free Studio Space for 10 Artists in Georgetown

March 21, 2016
DCist

D.C. has been bleeding arts, music, and other DIY spaces amid the real estate boom, so news of free studio space is a welcome reprieve.

The non-profit S&R Foundation has announced that it will offer six months of studio space for up to ten artists at the old Fillmore School building in Georgetown. District-based, emerging artists of any discipline who address social issues in their work or seek to inspire social change are encouraged to apply by April 6.

The program is slated to run from May 9 to November 6, and it will culminate with a final exhibition that explores what it means to be an artist in Washington.

S&R bought the Fillmore last year from George Washington University, which acquired the building as part of the dissolution of the Corcoran. Starting in the fall of 2017, the foundation plans to create "an innovative artist fellowship program" that focuses on social change through art.