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Membership Benefits

In FY23, the DC Collaborative is expanding and clarifying membership benefits to better serve our member community. As a member of the DC Collaborative you will have opportunities to participate in the following this year: 

  • Directly reach students and educators through our Education Programs! Engage with DC students through experiential learning opportunities through our Arts and Humanities for Every Student (AHFES) programs, or submit virtual asynchronous resources to our ever-growing Distance Learning Resource Database. One program is included in your membership free of charge!

  • Engage with the larger DC arts community through a takeover of our social media platforms, submitting to monthly newsletters, and posting professional opportunities to our Job Bank!

  • Network with other arts advocates and fellow DC Collaborative members during membership meetings, workshops, and other community convenings! 

For a more detailed description of the benefits of a DC Collaborative membership, visit our Membership Website.

Engage with the Larger Community of Practice

We are stewards of equity and access for the arts and humanities education community of practice in Washington, DC.  Leading up to our 25th anniversary, DC Collaborative's community collaboration and data initiatives are evolving into DC Co-lab, a community platform that will take our collective impact to new heights.  At the same time, we remain an enthusiastic and integral part of the Kennedy Center's Ensuring the Arts to Any Given Child (AGC) national network.

Everyone is welcome to be a part of the Co-Lab community. As is the nature of a democratic platform such as the Co-Lab, we welcome everyone to be a part of this work, regardless of membership status. That being said, the DC Collaborative and in turn our members exist within the larger context of this community and work.


    Member Roles:

    Together, and as members of the arts and humanities education community of the DC Collaborative you:

    • Pay annual dues.

    • Actively contribute to our professional network.

    • Attend the Annual Membership Meeting and at least one of the General Membership Meetings each year.

    • 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 by ensuring completion of student surveys, observing field-trips, and providing feedback.

    • 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.

    Membership Renewal

    Join more than 120 arts and humanities organizations and individuals in the DC region who are working to provide equitable access to arts and humanities education for DC students and teachers. Help the DC Collaborative make our 24th year the best one yet! For more information on membership please contact or 202-470-6467 ext. 4.

    Contact with any questions.

    Annual Dues

    In efforts to promote equity among all of our members, annual dues are scalable based on the organization's budget size. FY23 Membership begins on July 1, 2022 and lasts through June 30, 2023.

    In order to continue your DC Collaborative membership, be sure to pay your dues by September 30, 2022. Former members who do not renew their dues by September 30 will lose access to their benefits!


    Hear from our current members!

    "The DC Collaborative supports the work of our small department by helping to promote and schedule tours. Thanks to this collaborative effect, NMWA is able to reach more DCPS students than it ever could on its own." 
    - National Museum of Women in the Arts

    “The Avalon is proud to have been a member of the Collaborative since 2014. Our membership has allowed us to reach students in every corner of the city and significantly increase the number of students who participate in Cinema Classroom at the Avalon. The Collaborative’s many efforts to support members, such as offering “Connecting to Curriculum” workshops, serve to enrich our programs, making them more relevant to students and more useful for teachers.”
    -The Avalon Theatre

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    Mailing Address: 975 F Street, NW
    Office Location: 923 F Street, NW, #303
    Washington, DC 20004
    P: 202.470.6467

    The DC Collaborative is a FY19 Service Organization grant recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

    The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.