Even before the introduction of a fellowship program for artists at Halcyon, art was a big part of Halcyon’s programming. We talk about art and business as the “twin engines” driving the world forward, influencing on another in powerful ways. While the Arts Lab fellowship is currently paused, Halcyon continues to serve our artist fellow alumni and other DC-based artists. Meet all the Arts Lab alumni fellows here, and learn more about arts programs below.

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Arts Lab

Launched in 2017 as a residential fellowship program in the mold of the Halcyon Incubator, the Halcyon Arts Lab fellowship supports emerging artists with bold ideas of how art and creativity can be forces for social impact. Arts Lab fellowships include rent-free housing, studio space, a stipend, skill building programming, exhibition opportunities, and access to a network of collectors, curators, and other experts.

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By The People

What began in 2018 as a free, city-wide arts and dialogue festival evolved flexible platform for community-based arts programming and initiatives. In two years, the festival drew over 60,000 visits to larger-than-life art installations and events across Washington, D.C. and the broader DMV region, and in 2020 a virtual By The People x Monochrome Collective Art Fair showcased work from 50 working artists from the DMV, offering artist talks and other event programming in addition to an online store.

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