(Washington, DC)- The DC Collaborative was selected by Adventure Theatre to receive a $2,500 re-grant from the Weissberg Foundation.
This grant will help the Collaborative ensure that the arts and humanities are part of a high-quality education for all DC public and chartered public school students. Due to this support, many students will experience the richness of the arts and humanities through performances and exhibits offered across the District.
“We are very appreciative of this gift. The Weissberg Foundation has long been supportive of DC theatre and this gift will help us bring more students to the theatre, contributing to building tomorrow’s audiences,” said Louise Kennelly, Executive Director of the DC Collaborative.
“The Weissberg Foundation established a strategic giving initiative that allows Artistic Directors to identify the recipients they believe are making a positive difference in the region’s theatre community. Artistic Directors such as Michael Bobbitt know what is emerging or truly making a big difference in today and tomorrow’s theatre scene,” said Ilene Trachtenberg, Executive Director of the Weissberg Foundation.
“As a member of the Board of Directors of the DC Collaborative, I am familiar with the DC Collaborative’s breadth of programming and the much-needed role they play in introducing the power of theatre to so many students who might not otherwise experience it,” said Michael Bobbitt, Producing Artistic Director at Adventure Theatre.
About the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative:
Nearly 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, sending 30,000 students each year to member events.
About The Weissberg Foundation:
Established in 1989, the Weissberg Foundation contributes to local Washington, DC organizations that focus on theater, arts, social issues, education and health. Over the past 23 years, the Weissberg Foundation established a legacy of charitable giving, primarily in the Washington DC region.
About Adventure Theatre:
Adventure Theatre is the longest-running children’s theater in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area. Founded in 1951, Adventure Theatre will celebrate 60 years of commissioning new works, cultivating many generations of theatre artists and audiences, and transitioning from a community-based arts organization to a nationally recognized children’s theatre.