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 Tracey@dccollaborative.org or 202-470-6467 ext. 2.
Membership Enrollment Month!
July is Membership Enrollment month! Join us to invest in equity and take full advantage of DC Collaborative Member benefits.
Note: Previous DC Collaborative Members received a renewal invoice on July 16. New members should utilize the button below!
Contact Membership@DCCollaborative.org with any questions.
In efforts to promote equity among all of our members, annual dues are scalable based on the organization's budget size. FY22 Membership begins on July 1, 2021 and lasts through June 30, 2022.
FY22 Membership is "Pay What You Can"
Set Your Annual Dues Amount | Flexible Payment Schedules | Partial Payment Options
We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put significant strain on many of our organizations’ and teaching artists/ practitioner’s budgets, including the DC Collaborative’s. As a result, we’ve decided it would be in the best interest of all of our members to continue to implement a more flexible membership dues model for FY22. The Collaborative is enacting a “pay what you can” structure again this year and will be offering an opportunity for you to decide your dues amount, flexibility with due dates, and opportunities for partial payments. If dues at their current amount (listed in this invoice) cannot be prioritized in your organization’s budget, please reach out to us at Membership@DCCollaborative.org.
*The DC Collaborative is also experiencing financial challenges during this time, so we would appreciate it if you only take advantage of this flexibility if you absolutely must.
DC Collaborative is working even harder to serve its members in FY22! As a member you will have opportunities to participate in the following this year:
Reach students and educators our Arts and Humanities for Every Student (AHFES) program with your experiential learning opportunities and submit virtual and asynchronous resources through the Distance Learning Resource Database;
Engage with the community by participating in the DC Co-lab! The Co-lab is a space for our community to garner feedback, measure reach and impact, enhance strategic planning, and create further partnerships and collaborations. Contribute your expertise to data-driven strategic planning by participating in committee work and bolster the arts and humanities education field.
Join us in networking through our virtual convenings and membership meetings.
Participate in enhanced communications with submissions to monthly newsletters, (School Partnership Newsletter, Membership Newsletter, Collective Impact Newsletter, Teaching Artist Newsletter).
- Lend your voice in support of arts and humanities education advocacy, including opportunities to create a collective voice and shape asks of the DC Government.
Online Community of Practice: MemberClicks
The DC Collaborative is fostering an online community through its online portal, MemberClicks, which includes the following features:
A searchable interactive membership directory that includes organization profiles, in addition to your unique profile as an arts/ humanities administration professional;
A directory of teaching artists/ practitioners called the Practitioner Bank;
DC Collaborative Job Board includes free job postings for members;
E-lists (list servs) to extend the conversation beyond the networking/ convenings!
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.
- 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.
Hear from our current members!
"One of most enduring and valued relationships the Smithsonian's Discovery Theater has is with the DC Collaborative. This hard working service organization has been instrumental in connecting the Smithsonian with DCPS school officials, principals, school staff and teachers, and provides networking for the local artistic and educational communities (an important focus, since so much of our region is focused n tourism.) They educate, facilitate and encourage partnerships and benefits to serve the DC area educational system, working behind the scenes in so many successful endeavors. We are lucky to have DC Collaborative. They truly enrich us all."
- Discovery Theatre
“Just as art cannot exist in a vacuum, neither can education. The DC Collaborative provides teaching artists a place to network with other professionals who work at the intersection of art and education.”
- Jenna Murphy, Teaching Artist, DC Collaborative Practitioner Member
“As a new organization in the DC area, the Collaborative is helpful for meeting other organizations and increasing our visibility in the DC Arts in Education community.”
- Dancing Classrooms DC
"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
“The DC Collaborative connects us to like-minded organizations and provides professional development and resources that amplify the impact of our work. We are grateful for the logistical and networking skills that help move our projects forward.”