We Believe in the Transformative Power of the Arts

We award monthly microgrants to DMV-based artists and educators with ideas for community-based social impact

Introducing our November 2022 Grantee:
Jessica Valoris,  interdisciplinary artist and community facilitator

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Jessica is presenting her research entitled Black Fugitive Folklore, which "amplifies local histories of Black resistance to enslavement as a way to inform current movements for liberation, justice, and repair." She facilitated a community study and ritual, which has been documented and will be shown in a film to be screened in 2023

Tour de Force provides support to artists and educators who are working to enrich and inspire the DMV community. We award monthly microgrants for artistic ideas that yield educational and/or social impact. We know that art has the power to excite, educate, and open doors, and we believe in helping to provide resources that will make these opportunities accessible. We use art to foster connections, enrich our community, and infuse our environment with beauty.

Check Out What Our Grantees Have Been Up To!