International Arts & Artists, The Grantsmanship Center, and BoardSource are bringing the Grantsmanship Training Program to Washington, D.C., August 8-12

Grantsmanship Training Program - Washington, D.C. – Grant Proposal Writing Workshop
The week of Monday August 8th-12th, 2016
Monday-Thursday at 8:30am – 5:30pm, Friday 8:30am-1:00pm


If you want the comprehensive, in-depth experience that gives you a solid grasp on the world of grants, in only five action-packed days, you want the Grantsmanship Training Program. Here’s why.
During the training, you’ll learn how to:


* Create every element of a strong grant application
* Use a variety of funding research tools to pinpoint the funders most likely to support your organization or program
*Review proposals the way funders do, so you’ll understand what works, what doesn’t, and why
*Collaborate with others to plan effective programs


The Grantsmanship Training Program pioneered the Listen & Discuss, Do & Review curriculum, using best practices for adult learners. Developed and rigorously tested in the 1970s, this curriculum is continuously updated and gives the most current, practical information in the field. Our trainers combine presentations, discussions, and hands-on exercises to take you step-by- step through planning a program and developing a grant proposal. You immediately put new knowledge into practice, building powerful skills, so you retain what you learn.


Working with a small team, you draft a real grant proposal for your project or for a teammate’s. Then you practice reviewing proposals the way funders do, to see what works, what doesn’t, and why. You leave the training with work product under your arm-a copy of each proposal created and reviewed in class, and a network of colleagues to contact, plus 12 months of follow-up support from the Center.



CultureBlast – Every Third Thursday

Thursday, June 16th

Join us for an evening of Irish culture! On June 16th, curator and artist Jackie Hoysted will lead  an Irish Ogham Script (temporary) tattoo activity. We will be featuring a selection of film shorts from the Capitol Irish Film Festival, as well as a reading by author Molly McCloskey from her upcoming book Straying followed by questions. Light refreshments will be served.

Featured Films:
Rip It up & Start Again
by Stephen Ryan (7 mins)
The Immaculate Misconception directed by Michael Geogehgan Produced by Russell Curtis (25 mins)
I Died and Went to Cavan by John Caren Produced by Mary Johnston (7 mins)



Every Monday 
6-9 p.m.
Drop-in (based on availability): Member $10/ Non-Member $12

No Life Drawing on Memorial Day, May 30th, 2016 and July 4th, 2016.

We also are not holding classes during the month of August due to large sculptures in the space and will resume on September 12th. 

The Life Drawing series is an independent figure drawing class that allows students to work from a nude model in your choice of mediums. While skill level is varied, there is no immediate instruction allowing each student to practice their drawing skills at their own pace. The Life Drawing series at Hillyer Art Space is the perfect opportunity to practice your skills and independently work with access to a live model.

While easels, chairs and artistic ambiance are provided by Hillyer, artists are required to bring their own drawing materials. Space will be limited to 30 attendees. Walk-ins are welcome to join if there are seats available.

Interested in modeling? Contact Paul Pietsch at . We are grateful to Paul for his volunteer support of our life drawing series.

2016 Sessions

Bundle Price



First Friday of every month (unless otherwise noted*)
6-9 p.m.
Admission: $8 suggested donation

First Friday openings are a collaborative effort to strengthen arts and culture in the beautiful, multi-cultural neighborhood of Dupont Circle. On the First Friday of every month between 6-9 p.m., galleries in our neighborhood host simultaneous openings for art enthusiasts from all walks of life. We encourage all to join us for our openings and to circulate between our neighboring galleries, which host an ever-changing array of styles and media.

Upcoming Schedule:
July 1: Flesh + Bone II, and Kayla Plotz Antiel
August 5: Jin Lee, Rachel Schechtmen, and Bahar Jalehmahmoudi
September 2: Scott Hutchison, Suzi Fox, and Christian Brahe
October 30: Joseph Shetler and Rives Wiley 
November 4: Paola Paredes


Arts Leadership Mentoring & Networking

Share expertise and learn about international work in the arts

July 6, 2016

Please join International Arts & Artists (IA&A) for a Networking and Mentoring Reception on international work in the arts. Come share expertise and learn about the cultural work other arts managers and cultural leaders are conducting abroad.

Chase Maggiano, Executive Director of The Washington Chorus, previously Executive Director of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC, will speak about his recent trip to Ukraine to promote equal rights and free speech. After his remarks, those in attendance will have the opportunity to mingle and discuss how to develop international projects and build partnerships through the arts. This event is presented by IA&A’s International Partnership Initiative, which facilitates cross-cultural understanding through global partnerships in the arts.



Summer Rooftop Fundraiser!

July 13th, 2016
5 – 10pm
$1 from every drink purchased goes to Hillyer!

Sip a glass of wine and  and take in the jaw dropping views of Downtown at the only rooftop pool and bar in Dupont Circle. Join us for a poolside rooftop fundraiser on July 13th, from 5 – 10pm at Embassy Row Hotel! $1 from every house wine or draft beer will benefit Hillyer Art Space. Dip your toes in the pool, enjoy large scale Jenga and Connect Four games, or simply take in the beautiful view from a cabana as the sun sets over Dupont Circle.