DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative
Members' Meeting- February 12, 4:30 p.m.
DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative


1825 K Street, NW


Suite 400


Washington, DC 20006


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p: 202.587.1627






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Arts and humanities access leads to student success!

Winter Members' Meeting
Arts and Humanities Education Advocacy:
Putting students of the District in the best position to learn

Thank you to all of our members and partners for contributing to a our Winter Members' Meeting at The Kreeger Museum on February 12. A special thanks to Councilmember Grosso for addressing our membership and to The Kreeger Museum for presenting and hosting!  It was a wonderful space to discuss why arts and humanitieseducation is integral for student's success and how it puts the students of the District of Columbia in the best position to learn.

Looking to stay active after the meeting...
  • Join the Membership Committee to continue participating in the Arts and Humanities Advocacy Eduction discussion, help design membership meetings, participate in the Storybank Blog, explore joint fundraising opportunities, and work together on developing collective impact strategies- Signup Form
  • Signup for Arts Advocacy Day with Americans for the Arts
  • Arts and Humanities Education Advocacy Toolkit will be available on our website soon
  • Special Guest Speaker David Grosso, Chairperson, Committee on Education, Council of the District of Columbia addressed the membership on his personal connections with the arts and humanities and their importance in the education of the students of the District.  His main message was putting students in the best position to learn.
  • Arts and Humanities Education Advocacy Discussion facilitated by Lissa Rosenthal-Yoffe included: Jennifer Cover-Payne of CultureCapital; Joy Ford Austin of the Humanities Council of DC and DC Collaborative Board Member; Juanita Hardy of CulturalDC and Executive Committee Member of Arts Action DC; and Katrina Toews of The Washington Ballet; and Douglas E. Yeuell, Atlas Performing Arts Center. Brief take-aways:
    • Speak with a collective voice with streamlined messaging (Join our Membership Committee)
    • Hold government officials accountable
    • Have confidence when advocating for your arts and humanities organization
    • Stay tuned for an Arts and Humanities Education Advocacy Toolkit
  • Jeff Poulin of Americans for the Arts discussed national arts advocacy initiatives including: the #LoveArtsEd and Encourage Creativity campaigns, as well as the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
  • David Markey Arts Education Coordinator, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities shared highlights from the winter and spring including:  the Arts Education Census, to be launched in March; Capacity Building Workshops offered by the Commission; Creative Spark; Poetry Out Loud; and the Commission's FY16 Grants Cycle.
  • Judy Greenberg and Antonia Dapena-Tretter, of The Kreeger Museum gave updates regarding their Conversations program. 
  • Elissa Staley of the National Cherry Blossom Festival filled in the members and teachers with the Youth Art Contest and Community Art Show.
View More Pictures from the Meeting on our FaceBook album



All best,

The DC Collaborative Team