The Bowser administration declared Friday that a virtually $4 million grant has been allocated to the Anacostia Enterprise Advancement District to support the generation of the Anacostia Arts and Tradition District in Ward 8.
“The Anacostia Arts and Tradition District is about generating new possibilities to spotlight and help the artists, makers, and business owners who continue to keep D.C. inventive,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “We know how critical it is to invest in the arts — to encourage people, to increase and preserve our culture, and to carry the neighborhood collectively. We glance ahead to working with the local community to convey a different highlight and desired destination to Ward 8.”
The grant will aid fund new activities and applications to engage community residents and bring visitors to the ward. Other investments consist of streetscape enhancement that highlights community art and an growth of the Anacostia BID (Helpful Logistics Operators) Staff to assist a thoroughly clean and safe business district.
D.C. Deputy Mayor for Organizing and Economic Development John Falcicchio reported the grant will assistance convey tourism to the ward and make employment for people.
Kristina Noell, government director of the Anacostia BID, thanked the Bowser administration for the grant.
“This grant will aid us amplify the creativity and creative innovation that has often existed in Ward 8 and produce a vivid place that speaks to the group and guests alike,” Noell stated. “We’re honored to lover with Mayor Bowser’s administration to make the Arts and Lifestyle District a reality.”