202Creates Residency Program

 

About the program

In keeping with Mayor Bowser’s commitment to support the creative economy and create a nurturing environment for DC’s creative entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses, the District’s Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment (OCTFME) launches the 202Creates Residency Program. OCTFME’s residency program is a part of 202Creates, one of the forty-three initiatives identified in Mayor Bowser’s Economic Development Strategy.

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The 202Creates Residency Program is available by application to District of Columbia residents working in the creative industries. The 202Creates Residency Program will provide artists and creative entrepreneurs access to OCTFME office space and resources to work on projects, expand their business, meet with government partners, and further develop their work.

The 202Creates Residency Program joins Mayor Muriel Bowser’s portfolio of activities supporting the creative economy. The Residency Program directly leverages City resources to connect innovative and creative residents with the space, services, and training they need to build their creative projects and creative businesses.

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Eligibility

The 202Creates Residency Program is available by application to District of Columbia residents and businesses, in all 8 Wards, working in the creative industries. P.O. Boxes may not be used as a permanent address. The Creative Industries are defined as the businesses and organizations that are involved in the development and/or distribution of creative products and services, and/or require the work product of the creative workforce to produce their products and services. The Creative Workforce is the artists, entrepreneurs, and creative thinkers who develop, create, and sustain the work product of the Creative Industries.

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APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications for the Fall 2018 Class are CLOSED.