The DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative is a members service organization founded in 1998 by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Humanities Council of Washington DC along with DC Public Schools and other local cultural institutions and funders. 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.
The DC Collaborative has served more than 700,000 students in the DC public education system in all eight wards through its Arts and Humanities for Every Student legacy program, as well as thousands of educators through its Professional Development initiatives since its founding 21 years ago. In service to the greater DC arts and humanities education community, the DC Collaborative works through a Collective Impact strategic planning model and serves 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 all children will explore, create and communicate through the arts to contribute to their development and the success of our city.