Who They Are:
Today, members represent 120 cultural institutions and individual practitioners in the DC region, working together to advance equitable access to arts and humanities education in the District of Columbia.
In service to the greater DC arts and humanities education community, the DC Collaborative and its members work through a Collective Impact strategic planning model and serve as the lead for the Any Given Child DC (AGC DC) initiative. AGC DC is developing a plan for expanded arts education in the DC public education system, ensuring that all children will explore, create, and communicate through the arts to contribute to their development and the success of our city.
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Opportunities for Organization and Practitioner Members:
As part of the arts and humanities education community, the DC Collaborative offers its members the opportunity for:
Gain access to our member directory. Build relationships with other organizations through member meetings and events, professional development for staff, and other networking opportunities.
Arts and Humanities for Every Student:
Connect equitably to schools in the DC public education system (traditional and public charter) through the DC Collaborative's Arts and Humanities for Every Student, (AHFES) and Professional Development programs. For more information please contact Katherine@dccollaborative.org.
Attend and offer professional development workshops, webinars, and roundtables for member organization staff.
Collective Impact is a network of cultural institutions, government agencies, funders, schools, and families working jointly to impact arts and humanities education in the District. To get involved, join Any Given Child DC and help define shared language and measurements for our entire community.
This committee is made up of arts education experts from partner schools, individuals, and organizational members. This group contributes to the field by evaluating the quality and equity of arts and humanities education programming offered in the District. If you are interested in receiving feedback on a program or participating in the DC Collaborative's Programming Committee, please contact Katherine@dccollaborative.org.
Be heard as a part of a collective voice with other community stakeholders in advancing arts and humanities education in Washington, DC. Stay connected to local and national government officials and advocacy organizations through our membership convenings, and influence city-wide policies and planning. Check out our advocacy page on the website for more information.
DC Collaborative Resources:
Receive monthly newsletters and other messaging regarding relevant, up-to-date information on arts and humanities education in DC schools and across the nation, as well as new funding opportunities for your education programs! Sign up to join our mailing list here.
Connect and Share:
Feature your organization and its programs in a database of DC arts and humanities education resources. All members will have a "Member Feature Page" on the DC Collaborative website showcasing your work in arts and humanities education. Share your organization's story by featuring your organization's education programs on our Story Bank Blog and learn about other members.
Together, and as members of the arts and humanities education community of the DC Collaborative you:
- Actively contribute to our professional network.
- Attend the Annual Membership Meeting and at least one of the General Membership Meetings each year.
- Assist in the Member Mapping Initiative and other Collective Impact efforts by gathering and providing your organization's annual data.
- Provide necessary information about your organization and your organization's education initiatives to be added to our member directory and feature pages.
- Evaluate the quality of arts and humanities education programming offered by our members by ensuring completion of student surveys, observing field-trips, and providing feedback.
- Pay annual dues [see below].
- Include the following language in your organization's annual report: "[Name of your organization] is a member of the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative."
- Include the DC Collaborative logo on your organization's website and print materials where applicable.