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 January 2014
Celebrating 15 years of Providing Access to Arts and Humanities Learning Opportunities




Notes from the Executive Director











Louise Kennelly with students

New Member Orientation

New members gathered this month, sharing enthusiasm at the prospect of collaborating with peer organizations and participating in DC Collaborative programs such as Arts for Every Student and the teacher Professional Development initiatives.


Included in the round-table were representatives from the following new member institutions: AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center; Levine Music; Trust for Indigenous Culture & Health (TICAH); Writopia Lab, DC;  and M.O.M.M.I.E.S. TLC.  Other additional members who have recently joined the DC Collaborative include: Pulitzer Center; Atlas Performing Arts Center; National Museum of the American Indian; Musicianship, Inc.; DC LINKS; and Anacostia Diaspora.


"We look forward to creative collaborations with network partners to provide innovative and inspiring arts opportunities to DC public school students," said Lana Wong of TICAH about what motivated her to join the Collaborative.


Our next Member's Meeting is February 13, at 4:30 p.m. at THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE, near the Southern Avenue Metro stop. See details below. 

DC Collaborative Events


Members' Meeting 


When: February 13, 2014 from 4:30-6:00 p.m.
THEARC in the Community Room
 1901 Mississippi Ave SE, 

Washington, DC 20020

Southern Avenue Metro (green line)  


 Register Here!


Cultural Fieldtrips Make a Difference: Science Says Art Fieldtrips Will Make Your Kids Better Thinkers (and Nicer People) 

Hear the Groundbreaking Evidence of Impact From the Team at Crystal Bridges and University of Arkansas.



January AFES Update



Arts for Every Student and Professional Development Statistics


Thanks to Members and teachers, we continue to provide access to world-class learning experiences to thousands of DC public schools and charter public school students.


So far this year we have registered 18,465 students on cultural fieldtrips.


Some Fall Highlights:

  • 800 students attended the NSO Young People's Concert;
  • 400 students attended Kennedy Center's Ballet Hispanico;
  • 600 Students to the Washington Ballet's performance of Septime Webre's The Nutckracker.

Spring Program Highlights:*

  • 500 students will attend Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre of America
  • 800 students will attend the NSO Young People's Concert;
  • 400 Students to attend Environmental Film Festival events;
  • 600 students to attend Choral Arts Society events;
  • 500 students to attend Washington National Opera. 

In addition we have arranged 214* teacher registrations for engaging professional development workshops at member institutions.

*Projected based on current reservations.

New Member Feature



AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

   The DC Collaborative is pleased to welcome the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center into its Membership!




The AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center is dedicated to artists, educators, and audiences of the world. For years the AFI Silver Theatre has presented the richness of American and world cinema, explored all forms of the moving image in the digital era and sees the screen itself as a source of literacy, learning and vision for the future. AFI teaches leadership through screen education and the recognition and celebration of excellence in the art of film, television and digital media. They believe that watching movies influences notions about history, human relationships, scientific exploration, psychology and art.


View Their Website 


About the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative:
More than 70 members strong, the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative (DC Collaborative) provides equitable access to quality arts and humanities education for all DC public and chartered public schools for the growth of the whole child. Working with its partners, since its founding in 1998, the DC Collaborative produces such exemplary programs as Arts for Every Student and the Arts Education Initiative. View our Member's roster.

For more information on the DC Arts and Humanities 

Education Collaborative, Please visit our website.

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