The application portal for the next cycle of Wherewithal Grants is now open for DC-area artists and collectives. You can apply for either a $5,000 Research Grant or a $5,000 Project Grant depending on which grant best supports your practice at this time.

Research Grant funds compensate you for your intellectual labor and idea development, to pay other artists and thinkers for their time and contributions, and for other research-related expenses.

Project Grant funds support ongoing or new artist-organized projects that are presented publicly either in unconventional or D.I.Y. artist-run spaces in the DC-area or virtually during the grant period. Projects cannot take place in established commercial galleries, museums, or non-profit art spaces. 

The application deadline is Monday, November 14, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST.

Applications will be reviewed by an independent panel of artists and arts professionals with up to 12 grants total awarded. The grant period is from January–December 2023.

For full details, including the Criteria & Eligibility and Application Questions, visit

For more information, see below to RSVP for the Virtual Information Session and sign up for one-on-one meetings. Please email Regrants Manager Nathalie von Veh at with any additional questions.

Virtual Information Session

Watch the recording here.

Virtual Office Hours

If you want more specific feedback on your idea or application, we encourage you to meet virtually one-on-one with Regrants Manager Nathalie von Veh. Meetings will take place between Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, November 9 and will each be 20 minutes long. Reserve a meeting slot here.

About Wherewithal Grants

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 WPA, 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.


November 14, 2022