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




Notes from the Executive Director


Louise Kennelly with students

Member Showcase and Arts for Every Student Orientation

The DC Collaborative Board Members and team welcome more than 120 educators, administrators and Members to the 2014-2015 Member Showcase and AFES Orientation.

On Thursday, August 21, the DC Collaborative welcomed about 100 teachers to the Terrace Level Atrium at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. 
Diane Macklin, Storyteller


Teachers perused the member fair where about 30 members displayed their Arts for Every Student (AFES) and Professional Development (PD) offerings for the 2014-2015 school year. 


Tom Plot as "James Anderson," George Washington's Mount Vernon and
Linda Harper, DC Collaborative Board

They also saw performances and presentations from some DC Collaborative Members including: Bill Jenkins of CHIME (Community Help in Music Education); Diane Macklin; George Washington's Mount Vernon; The In Series; The Kreeger Museum; Opera NOVA; Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting; and Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts.


"The orientation was informative, entertaining, and inspiring.  Just what we need going into the new academic year," said Maureen Berard of Smothers Elementary School.  


Thank you to our members for offering such quality programs through Arts for Evert Student and Professional Development programs.  A huge thank you to the Kennedy Center for hosting us!


View all of the pictures from the Member Showcase and AFES Orientation!


Teachers including David Cole, Columbia Heights Education Campus; Viviana Scott, Bruce Monroe Education Campus; Rachel Hull, Nalle Elementary

Annual Members' Meeting


Annual Members' Meeting

Please join us!


When: September 18, 2014 from 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Where:  DAR Museum
Education Room
1776 D St NW, 
Washington, DC 20006
Farragut West (Orange/Blue/Silver Lines)

 Register Here! 


Join us for our Annual Members' Meeting at the DAR Museum to: 

  • Hear upcoming program highlights from fellow members such as the DAR education team who will share their approach to integrating new media  across programs
  • Meet new colleagues at member institutions, as well as at DCPS such as the new Director of Arts, Nathan Diamond, and Matthew Reif, Director, Advanced and Enriched Instruction,who is leading the "Our City as Our Classroom" Experiential Task Force 
  • Join a discussion exploring the new National Arts Standards with an emphasis on new media 


Arts for Every Student (AFES) Teacher Appreciation Event


AFES Teacher Appreciation Event

Educators and administrators are invited to save 15% and sip 
mimosas at Anthropologie on 9/6.

When: Saturday, September 6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Anthropologie
950 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004 
Metro Center (Orange/Blue/Silver/Red lines)
Gallery Place (Green/ Yellow/ Red lines)


The DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative and Anthropologie are kicking off the new year with a get-together especially for teachers and administrators.   
Teachers will enjoy a light brunch including mimosas, croissants and muffins and receive a 15% discount on full price and sale items.  They will also get VIP treatment as they shop, with a special dressing room section.


All educators must bring a valid DCPS, DC Public Charter School or University ID to receive the discount. 

Come out and join us as we celebrate a wonderful start to a new school year! Thanks to Anthropologie for hosting!

Arts for Every Student (AFES) Update


Sign-up Your School for AFES 


Registration for the Arts for Every Student and Professional Development fall programs opens Monday, September 8th at 8 a.m.

ozens of our world-class cultural organization members are offering free Arts for Every Student and Professional Development learning events this school year and are featured in the catalogue above. We look forward to working with you to ensure your students and colleagues have access to these opportunities! 


There is still time to sign-up your school for the AFES program!  

Please contact our office if you have any additional questions or would like to check your school's registration status- info@dccollaborative.org.



Member Feature


Member Feature

 Join the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop as they host a Mayoral Candidates forum on Arts Education Monday September 8 from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 




The Board of Directors of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) is excited to host its first Community Forum on Arts Education: Perspectives from Mayoral Candidates on Monday, September 8, 2014. 


The forum will provide our city's mayoral candidates with the opportunity to deliver remarks about arts education programs in our schools and neighborhoods. The evening's format will allow for comments by each candidate followed by questions from the floor.


Other speakers will include community arts leaders and faculty from CHAW and the Atlas Performing Arts Center. The forum will be moderated by arts advocate and Capitol Hill resident Alex Nock. 


What: Community Forum on Arts Education: 
Perspectives from Mayoral Candidates
Who: Council Member David Catania (confirmed)
          Carol Schwartz (confirmed)

          Council Member Muriel Bowser (invited)

          Bruce Majors (invited)
          Faith Dane (invited)

When: September 8, 2014, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
              545 7th Street SE, corner of 7th and G Streets SE 

(Eastern Market Metro)


The Forum is free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary, but space is limited. First-come, first-seated.   


Members of the press should RSVP to CHAW Executive Director Jill Strachan at jill@chaw.org or 202-547-6839.


National Lieutenant Governors Association


National Lieutenant Governors Association

Arts Resolutions Passed


The National Lieutenant Governors Association passed two arts-related resolutions at their annual meeting in July 2014.


The first resolution recognizes the importance of arts and culture in tourism to the economy. The resolution notes that the arts are "a strategy to address the migration of talented workers and attract a creative workforce" and supports "incentives to encourage cities and developers to create cultural districts, creative corridors, innovation hubs and other places that will attract a critical mass of creative talent."


The second resolution supports STEM education initiatives, and recognizes the value of arts education in the curriculum, stating, "The integration of arts and design...is an effective approach to increasing students' engagement with the STEM fields and thus maintaining the U.S.'s competitiveness in both workforce and innovation."


You can view the resolutions in their entirety here.


About the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative:
More than 85 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 Professional Development Initiative. View our Member Directory.

For more information on the DC Arts and Humanities 

Education Collaborative, Please visit our website.

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