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:
Access a membership directory, job board, and community calendar through an online membership portal.
Receive and contribute to monthly community of practice newsletters.
Attend events, including membership convenings, curricular connection workshops, networkingmeetings, and professional development opportunities
Arts and Humanities for Every Student:
The Arts and Humanities for Every Student (AHFES) program works with about 180 schools and 50,000 students and teachers annually.
Expand your audience and capacity by allowing the DC Collaborative to assist with program marketing, outreach, registration, communication, and logistics.
Join one of the Collaborative' s Any Give Child DC committees to lend your expertise and ensure that high quality experiential learning programs are being offered equitably to all DC students.
Stay connected to local and national collective impact stakeholders to shape the future of arts and humanities education in DC.
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 Tres@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.
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.