Halcyon Arts Lab (2017-2021)

Started in 2017, residential Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowships provided support and resources to emerging artists working on projects addressing issues of social justice, civic engagement, and community building. The residencies included 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

Complementing our Arts Lab Fellowships, Halcyon began By the People in 2018 as a free, city-wide arts and dialogue festival, which eventually evolved into a 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 DC-area, 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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