Dear Friends,

We hope you are enjoying your summer as much as we are. While there is still plenty of time for sunbathing and sandals, it's time to start thinking about the fall semester. Like it or not, school year 2018-19 is rapidly approaching, so please take some to make sure you are ready!

Read on for more instructions on how to ensure that your organization or school is registered for the upcoming year. Also included in this issue; a membership enrollment update, community events, and job postings.

DC Collaborative Team   
Arts and Humanities for Every Student Update

Registration Now Open for the AHFES Orientation!

Attending the AHFES Orientation is required for schools wishing to participate in the 2018-2019 AHFES and PD programs. 

DATE Wednesday, August 15, 2018
  • 3:30 - 4:30  AHFES/PD Provider Orientation - Review policies and procedures of the AHFES program, FOR CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS ONLY
  • 4:45 - 5:15 Membership Fair - Networking; teachers are invited to browse the various educational offerings of our cultural institution members, and to make connections with each other
  • 5:15 - 6:30  AHFES School Orientation - Review policies and procedures of the AHFES program, FOR SCHOOLS ONLY
LOCATIONThe John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
Terrace Level Atrium

Note for Key Communicators and EducatorsAttendance at the AHFES Orientation is mandatory for any school wishing to participate in the Arts and Humanities for Every Student program for the 2018-2019 school year. If you are unable to attend on behalf of your school, please send a representative in your place.

School Partnership Agreements  must be submitted prior to the 2018-2019 AHFES Registration lottery (Week of  September 10, 2018 ). 
School Partnership Agreements can be submitted at the AHFES Orientation OR returned via:
If you have any questions regarding the School Orientation, or the Arts and Humanities for Every Student program, please contact our office,  202-470-6467 ext. 1,

Member Enrollment
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FY2019 Membership Enrollment

July is Membership Enrollment Month at the DC Collaborative. 

Become a member to join us in celebrating 21 years of equitable access to arts and humanities education in DC!

The DC Collaborative's membership enrollment opened on July 2nd! Our arts and humanities education community is becoming more involved and serving more students every year, and we want YOU to be a part of it!

As an active member of the DC Collaborative, you will receive invitations to our quarterly Member Meetings, newsletters and a Feature Page on the Collaborative's Membership Directory. You will also be eligible to participate in the Arts and Humanities for Every Student and Professional Development programs!
Fill out the Membership Enrollment Survey and remit dues online or by mail. 

Annual Dues
  • Institutional Budget 1 million and above - Annual Dues $750
  • Institutional Budget 500K to 999K - Annual Dues $500
  • Institutional Budget 250K-499K - Annual Dues $250
  • Institutional Budget 249K and under - Annual Dues $100
  • Individual Practitioner/Teaching Artist Membership - $50 
    • For those who are part of an organization, institutional dues are recommended to take advantage of full benefits of institutional membership.
Mail to:
DC Collaborative
Attn: Membership Renewal
975 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

**All current members were invoiced on July 2nd. If you did not receive your invoice, contact
DC Collaborative Story Bank Blog Highlights
A Lifelong Friendship in the Arts and Humanities
"Every year, DC Collaborative serves thousands of students in the hope that we can encourage them to embrace and pursue the arts and humanities. We were delighted to discover the story of Cameron Gray and Erin Fenzel, two students who have demonstrated exactly that!"

Read on to hear about this heart-warming AHFES Update! 

If you know of any students have participated in our program and where they are now, please reach out to us at - we'd love to follow up with them. 
Job Postings
Open Positions with the National Building Museum
The National Building Museum is now hiring for three part-time education positions for the upcoming school year (September-June). If you know of anyone who would be a good fit for the positions below, please share this with them. More information about how to apply and full job postings can be found at 

CityVision Teacher
This position facilitates CityVision, a multi-visit school program that offers middle school students an in-depth, hands-on opportunity to learn about urban planning, architecture, and design. The teacher works directly with students as they develop technical skills such as model making and drawing as well as skills in critical thinking, collaboration, and public speaking. Responsibilities include lesson implementation, classroom management, and directing adult volunteer assistants.

Museum Teacher
This position is responsible for teaching weekday school programs for classes of students, grades Pre-K-12 th grade. Programs include exhibition experiences, group discussions, hands-on activities, and similar. Programs provide opportunities for students to discover something new about the built environment and their role in affecting it through playful exploration, open-ended inquiry and opportunities for dialogue.  

Birthday Party Teacher
This position is responsible for facilitating weekend birthday parties for children ages 3-7. Teachers lead craft and story time activities, coordinate with parents, and collect payments due. Parties take place on Saturdays and Sundays during the day, with the option for materials prep on Friday afternoons.

Open Positions with the Washington Bach Consort
The Washington Bach Consort is currently accepting applications for three positions.

The Development Associate serves in a key support staff role, with emphasis on major gifts, annual fund, and special events, working closely with the Executive Director, incoming Artistic Director, and the Consort's board on these initiatives. Reporting to the Executive Director, the position requires a strategic, but practical thinker who can work both independently and as part of a small team.

The Operations Coordinator coordinates all music events and serves as a liaison between the Consort's musicians and their artistic and administrative staff. The contractor reports to the Artistic Director and Executive Director as needed, the position requires a strategic, but practical thinker who can work both independently and as part of a small team.

The Patron Services Associate administers the Consort's box office and ticketing functions and serves as the primary point of contact for subscribers, single ticket buyers, and guests attending the Consort's performances and events to ensure a positive patron experience at every event. The position is additionally responsible for coordinating logistics at musical events.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, both of which should demonstrate your experience, qualifications, educational background, and desire to fill this position to: with the relevant position title as the subject line.

Summer Film Program at the National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art invites you to a Summer Film Program on August 11 and 12!

Tall Tales
Saturday, August 11, 10:30 am
Sunday, August 12, 11:30 am
Ages 6 and up

Enjoy some highly unlikely stories, from a greedy rat and a sailor cat to some flying dinosaurs and a lonely bear! Program includes The Highway Rat (Magic Light Pictures, United Kingdom 2017), How Dinosaurs Learned to Fly (Munro Ferguson, Canada 1995), Bear Story (Gabriel Osorio Vargas, Chile 2014), and The Gallant Captain (Katrina Mathers, Graeme Base, Australia 2013). Approximately 60 minutes.
Contemporary Artworks by Alicia Cosnahan
DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative  welcomes another Art Buzz  event:

Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM 
White Cloud Gallery
14th Street Northwest, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20009

ARTBUZZ: Pop-up reception will feature a miniature handmade multi-layered stencil collection in tandem with an original screen-printed streetwear line, Hail. Light refreshments will be served.

A suggested donation to the DC Collaborative is requested - help us provide equitable access to the arts and humanities for DC students! DONATE HERE 

10% of artist sales to benefit the DC Collaborative's Arts and Humanities for Every Student program!  Help us provide more field-trips to cultural institutions for more DC students!

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Washingtonian artist Alicia Cosnahan, who paints under the nickname DECOY was born near Brussels, Belgium. She spent most of her childhood journeying through the villages of Europe. Her artistry focuses not on figures alone, but the figure's intersection with color and space. Her detailed layered expressions accentuate a person's place while engaged in daily situations. Inspired by both playful and professional encounters, Alicia's images etch a lasting impression in the viewers mind.
Get Involved - Join our Committees!
Programming Committee

The DC Collaborative's Programming Committee is open to members, partners and educators. The Committee will assist the DC Collaborative team in furthering their mission of equity and access to quality arts and humanities education for all students and teachers in the DC public education system (traditional and public charter). The Programming Committee will analyze and evaluate the quality of arts and humanities education experiences, develop opportunities for mentorship and program improvement and inform the Arts and Humanities for Every Student policies and procedures.
Collective Impact Committee
The DC Collaborative invites you to join us in the strategic planning year of Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child DC,  Collective   Impact  work! The Collective Impact Committee,  formerly known as the Membership Committee,  will aid us advising and executing the work of the Community Arts Team, as well as assisting us in keeping our members up-to-date during the strategic planning year. We value the input from all of our members to make this process a success.

Ways to Give

Donate to the DC Collaborative online or remit payment by check to:

DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative

The DC Collaborative is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All gifts are tax deductible the the fullest extent of the law.

Are you a government employee? Give through the  CFC Catalogue of Caring. We're on pg. 20 CFC#66894

Does your company have a matching gift program? Would you like to make a gift of stock or a planned gift?  Let us know!

The DC Collaborative is a recipient of an FY18 General Operating Support Service Grant from 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 .

The DC Collaborative is members of the Any Given Child program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

About the DC Collaborative:
More than 100 members strong, the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative (DC Collaborative) provides equitable access to quality arts and humanities education for all DC public and chartered public schools for the growth of the whole child. Working with its partners, since its founding in 1998, the DC Collaborative produces such exemplary programs as Arts and Humanities for Every Student and the Professional Development Initiative. View our  Member Directory.

For more information on the DC Arts and Humanities  Education Collaborative, Please visit our  website If you would like to include something in our next  member e-news, please email us!

Submissions for our consideration are due C.O.B. on the third Friday of every month and are subject to edits by the DC Collaborative staff.