Dear Members and Friends, 

The staff and board of the DC Collaborative are excited to continue work with you to providing equitable access to arts and humanities education. This work is a community endeavour, and we couldn't do any of it without you, our members!

This special Membership Newsletter contains information about hot to get involved with the DC Collaborative, including participating in our Any Given Child Collective Impact Initiative and registering for our Members Meeting on February 20.

Questions? Contact:
Save the Date!
Winter Members Meeting: Advocacy Edition

Let's Talk Advocacy!

The DC Collaborative invites you to join us for our Winter Members Meeting on February 20th, at The Kreeger Museum.

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Pre-Meeting Kreeger Museum Tour: 3:30*
Meeting Time: 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Networking: 5:30-6:00 p.m.
Location: The Kreeger Museum
2401 Foxhall Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007

As a lead in to National Youth Art Month and the National Arts Action Summit in March, our annual Winter Members Meeting will have an arts and humanities education advocacy focus.  

Here from:
  • David Grosso: Chairperson, Committee on Education, Council of the District of Columbia;
  • Terrie Rouse-Rosario: Acting Executive Director, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Nomination Press Release
  • Andrew Trueblood: Acting Director, DC Office of Planning, Nomination Press Release
  • ArtsAction DC
  • The Kreeger Museum: Our fantastic host!
*Indicate if you can attend the pre-meeting tour on the registration form. Limited space is available.

Getting to The Kreeger Museum

Getting around DC at this time of day can be tricky! Limited parking is available on site. Parking also available on the side streets indicated in the map. Ride sharing is strongly encouraged.

View The Kregger Museums website for more information about planning your visit.

Get Involved with Any Given Child DC!
A letter from the AGC Steering Committee and the DC Collaborative:

Dear DC Collaborative Member,

The Any Given Child DC (AGC DC) Steering Committee and the DC Collaborative is pleased to extend an invitation to you to participate in one or more committees for AGC DC based on your interest and expertise in the areas of: Equity/Access; Capacity Building (including programming and fundraising); Assessment/Evaluation; and Communications.

Any Given Child DC is a set of working committees for everyone from every sector to develop and implement a plan for expanded arts education in the DC public education system. Currently, AGC DC is implementing goals and action steps developed in the strategic planning year to ensure AGC DC's vision, that all children will explore, create and communicate through the arts to contribute to their development and the success of our city . Read more about the vision, values and goals developed during the strategic planning year here.

  • Sign-up! Please fill in this form  and indicate up to 3 committees you are interested in to participate! *Indicate only your top preferences where you have the most interest and expertise.
  • Time Commitment: Each committee will meet up to 4 times through June and we ask you make the commitment to attend every meeting either in person or via conference call.
  • More Info: More information can be found through .
  • Learn more about Collective Impact! Collective Impact Resources 

Questions? Contact Tracey Wyton from the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative- or 202-470-6467 ext. 2.
Tea with the Collaborative
We want to meet with you!
We want to learn more about YOU!  We know that you, whether at an organization or as a practitioner, are creating amazing programming for DC area students and we want to learn more about it. This discussion will also help us understand more about your goals, and what we can do to best support you.

Email to set up a time for tea!
Want to Become a Member?
It's not too late!
We're excited to offer new members the opportunity to join the Collaborative with a 50% discount off our membership rates through the rest of our fiscal year, June, 30 2019!

New members have the opportunity to participate in our Arts and Humanities for Every Student program, as well as attending professional development and networking events, and our Members Meetings.
More information about becoming a member, rates, and how to pay can be found on our website, or by emailing
Enrollment Survey
How can we help you?
We want to make sure that our communications are going to the right person at your organization.  Please take a few minutes to fill out our Membership Enrollment Survey, so we have the right contact information!

This survey is also designed to collect information about your priorities, as an individual or as an organization.  We want to know which of our services you have the most interest in, and whether there are any new services you would be interested in seeing!
Member Feature Pages
We want to feature you!

Our membership team is working on creating a feature page for each member organization in the DC Collaborative. These pages help other members and teachers learn more about your programming, and help us promote the opportunities that you offer!

If you want to know if you or your organization have a feature page already, go to our Membership Directory and click on your name!

If you don't have a feature page, follow these two steps:
  1. Fill out our Feature Page Survey
  2. Send your logo and any pictures you want included to
If you want to update your feature page, click on the survey links above or send us an email!
If you represent an organization, fill in the Organization Survey!
If you are an individual, teaching artist, or practitioner fill in the Practitioner Survey!

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 FY19 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.