GO - GO RELIEF GRANT FAQ

 In the summer of 2020, through the District’s budget process, the DC City Council, led by Council Member Kenyan McDuffie allocated  $3 million to support the Go-Go community. The Council’s investment includes $1 million to the D.C. Public Library for the creation of a Go-Go archive; $1 million to the Office of Cable, Television, Film, Music & Entertainment for a Go-Go Creative Economy and Anchor to coordinate and advance Go-Go activities across the District; and $1 million from Events DC to provide grants to support Go-Go music. 

In their role as program manager's for DC's $1m COVID relief program targeted for the benefit of the Go - Go community  , Events DC along with WACIF(Washington Area Community Investment Fund)  will primarily focus on relief grants to eligible (1) bands, (2) independent artists and (3) other Go-Go industry professionals (such as media, technicians, engineers, DJ’s).  Given our requirement for focusing on the District of Columbia, we also wanted to ensure that our program would not only benefit the Go-Go community but also demonstrate the value of Go-Go to the city of Washington, DC and its residents.

Pre - Qualified Applicants have already been sent an email with a link and instructions on how to apply.  If you qualify based on the criteria below, but have not received an email, please click here.

For Bands

you may either:

  • Qualify as a business currently licensed to do business in the District; OR

  • Record a video performance of a single track at a designated studio in DC to be included as part of a virtual, Go-Go Showcase for the District (the video recordings will be at no cost to the bands/artists and we will provide more details about how/when/where the recording of the video performance will take place in the application process.)

 

For Independent Go - Go Artists

you may either:

  • Qualify as a business currently licensed to do business in the District; OR

  • Provide proof of residency in the District of Columbia; OR

  • Record a video performance of a single track at a designated studio in DC to be included as part of a virtual, Go Go Showcase for the District

 

For Go-Go Industry professionals (such as media, technicians, engineers, DJ’s etc),

you may either:

  • Qualify as a business currently licensed to do business in the District; OR

  • Provide proof of residency in the District of Columbia

If you qualify based on the criteria above, but have not received an email, please click here.