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 23rd year the best one yet! For more information on membership please contact Tracey@dccollaborative.org or 202-470-6467 ext. 2.
Join through our online membership portal by creating account. Those who are renewing their dues, sign in using your email and view your invoice, (directions here).
DC Collaborative FY21 Membership Year is July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021. Dues are scalable based on the organizaton's budget size.
- $1 Million Plus Budget Organization - Annual Dues $750
- Large Budget Organization ($500K to $999K) - Annual Dues $500
- Mid-Size Budget Organization ($250K-$499K) - Annual Dues $250
- Small Budget Organization ($249K and below) - Annual Dues $100
- Individual Practitioner/Teaching Artist Membership - Annual Dues are free in response to COVID-19.
(For those who are part of an organization, institutional dues are recommended to take advantage of full benefits of institutional membership.)
We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic has put significant strain on many of our organizations’ budgets, including the DC Collaborative’s. As a result, we’ve decided it would be in the best interest of all of our organizations to implement a more flexible membership dues model for FY21. The enclosed invoice documents the dues that you as an organization would provide to the DC Collaborative based on your budget size. This year, the Collaborative is enacting a “pay what you can” structure in addition to providing flexibility with due dates and opportunities for partial payments. If dues at their current amount cannot be prioritized in your organization’s budget, please reach out to us at Tracey@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 Membership in FY21! As a member you will have opportunities to participate in the following this year:
Reach students and educators through our Arts and Humanities for Every Student (AHFES) equitable lottery model with your experiential learning initiatives and participate in a new more virtual AHFES v-2.0!,
Lead the community by participating in strategic planning advancing equitable access to arts and humanities learning opportunities through the Collaborative’s Any Given Child DC work,
Engage in networking through our virtual convenings and membership meetings,
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.
Read more about membership benefits here.
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.”