Are you an artist interested in exploring art as a vocational path or career, and have a love for art and the art-making process? 

Art Enables may be the place for you! 

Eligibility Requirements:

Art Enables serves adult artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities and individuals with a mental health diagnosis. Artist must be 21 years of age or older and live in the DC metro area. Previous art experience is not a requirement, only a genuine interest in the art-making process and developing as a professional artist.

Art Enables is a fee-for-service program. To become a resident artist at Art Enables, artists must have funding from a sponsoring agency/organization or have the capacity to meet the fee requirements independently. Art Enables has a limited number of Artist Scholarships available for those unable to meet the fee requirements.

How to Apply:

All interested artists must go through a formal intake interview and assessment process. To schedule an initial studio tour and interview, please contact us at 202-554-9455.



2204 Rhode Island Ave NE
Washington, DC 20018
United States




Public Gallery Hours 

Monday - Friday: 10 am - 4 pm

Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm


Art Enables is dedicated to providing access to everyone. 

If you require accommodation during your visit, please contact with your request.


Studio Hours 

(for resident artists)

Monday - Friday: 9 am - 4 pm



Registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 52-2296718

2204 Rhode Island Ave NE
Washington, DC 20018
United States

Public Gallery Hours (Adjusted due to COVID)

Saturdays: 9 am - 5 pm, 

& by appointment


Studio Hours: resident artists only

M-F 9am - 5pm 


Registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 52-2296718



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