October 2020 DC Collaborative Newsletter
Dear Friends,
Happy October and National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM)! There is a lot to celebrate this month as DC Collaborative also turns 23 years old, through thick and thin we've kept our mission to provide equitable access to the arts and humanities for our students in the District. This effort wouldn't be the same without our community's collaborative spirit, so we share our heartfelt thanks to all of you. With the current climate in our field, it's easy to forget why we're all in this together, remember the goals of the the NAHM is:

FOCUSING on equitable access to the arts at local, state, and national levels;
ENCOURAGING individuals, organizations, and diverse communities to participate in the arts;
ALLOWING governments and businesses to show their support of the arts; and
RAISING public awareness about the role the arts and humanities play in our communities and lives.

With abundant new virtual experiences happening online, don't forget to take advantage of the splendid fall weather and stay healthy!

This Newsletter contains:
  • Upcoming Events
  • AHFES Winter Lottery Update
  • MemberClicks Engagement
  • Collective Impact Mapping Project Update
  • Member Announcements
Upcoming Events
Annual Membership Meeting
Please join us for our Annual Membership Meeting!

  • Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
  • Meeting Time: 2:30-3:30 PM Meeting
  • Networking: 2:00-2:30 National Museum of Women in the Arts Activity

Activity- DC Area Women Artists
Did you know that 87% of the works in major museum collections are by men? Or that the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) advocates for gender equity in the arts? The museum challenges our visitors, community, and the world with this important question: Can you name five women artists? Join NMWA’s educators for a 30-minute introduction to women artists with connections to Washington, D.C., and proudly say you can name five women artists!

Note: Virtual meeting link will be provided upon signup
DC Collaborative's 23rd Birthday Celebration
Please join us for our Collabo Wabo 23rd Birthday Virtual Happy Hour!

The Collaborative Team is excited for our 23rd birthday and to close out National Arts and Humanities Month with our Members in celebration of our community and shared values.

Take a break and celebrate! Share your top secret ingredient for the best community collaboration, our Collabo Wabo won't be complete without you!

Bring a piece of paper and a Sharpie to show us your #1 word for a collaborative community.

  • Date: Friday, October 30, 2020
  • Time: 12:00 PM

Note: Virtual meeting link will be provided upon signup
Community Calendar
View the Collaborative's Community Calendar on our online MemberClicks Membership Portal for a list of upcoming events!
AHFES Winter Lottery Programming Update
AHFES Winter Lottery is Open
The DC Collaborative is excited to announce that the AHFES Winter Lottery Submission Form is open. Active Members of the DC Collaborative are invited to apply by COB November 6! Please check your inboxes and keep a lookout for a message from Tres@DCCollaborative.org with more details.

In response to the changing climate due to COVID-19 and to fulfill our mission and shared values of equity, the Collaborative has made some big changes. The DC Collaborative will now be offering two program options for our members to serve students in the AHFES Winter Lottery.
  • Arts and Humanities for Every Student (AHFES) is now home to all virtual programs that are at no cost to schools. Members will no longer be able to submit programs to AHFES that require a ticket cost or participation fee. (More Info.)
  • Workshop Placement Pilot Program will serve as a hub for teaching artists/practitioners and new/emerging organizations with small budgets to offer their virtual programs, (More info).

View six things Providers need to know prior to submitting a program to the AHFES lottery below!(Downloadable PDF).
MemberClicks Engagement

Remember that with your MemberClicks account, you have the capability to:

  1. Update your individual or organization profile
  2. Submit events to the Community Calendar
  3. Call to join Listservs
  4. Submit postings to the Job Board
MemberClicks FY20-21 Communication Schedule

Now until the end of June 2021, we will be adhering to the following schedule for our MemberClicks communication:

  • 1st of each month-
DC Collaborative to send out reminder for you to update MemberClicks with job postings, newsletter announcements, etc
  • 15th of each month-
All new communication will be due to us
  • 3rd Wednesday of each month-
Our monthly newsletter will go out and your new postings will be added
(downloadable PDF file)
AnyGivenChild DC
Collective Impact Mapping Project Update

The DC Collaborative is proud to announce that nearly 80 teaching artists/practitioners and cultural organizations have submitted data for the Collective Impact Mapping Project. We are extremely grateful for your participation as we move forward to telling our collaborative stories around our arts and humanities education impact in the District.

View one of our example dashboards from the '17-'18 school year data here.

Calling for Focus Group participants!

If you're interested in this work, how we manage our data, or have a passion for Tableau, we would love to hear from you on how you could help improve this project. Please email Wendy directly should this be of interest to you!

Wendy Wang Pisa, Manager of Community Partnerships: Wendy@DCCollaborative.org
Member Announcement
The World Alliance for Arts Education Virtual Seminar on Arts Assessment
On October 26 at 9am EDT (13:00 UTC), the World Alliance for Arts Education and its partners - the University of Florida, the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education, and Creative Generation - will host a virtual seminar to examine the structures, processes, and practices, which may lead our field towards a new reality of arts assessment and program evaluation. Check out the WAAE Virtual Seminar program here. Registration is free. An Archive of the event will be distributed to all who registered by November 1. Register for the Virtual Seminar here
For Emerging Leaders in Arts Education: The Young & Emerging Leaders Forum
On October 27 at 2pm EDT (18:00 UTC), the World Alliance for Arts Education and Creative Generation will host the inaugural Young & Emerging Leaders Forum to provide a space for young scholars, emerging leaders, and new colleagues to the field of arts education to share their work, network, and develop a community of learning in order to expand opportunities and broaden the leadership pipeline in the global field of arts and cultural education. New research into leadership theory, training and development, and intergenerational partnership with youth will be explored from speakers in South Africa, United Arab Emirates, the UK, and the US. Facilitated discussions will follow. Check out the program here. Registration is free and can be completed here.
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 to the fullest extent of the law.

  • Are you a government employee? Give through the  CFC Catalogue of Caring. We're 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 FY20 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 the backbone support organization that leads members of the Any Given Child DC program, part of The John F. Kennedy  Center for the Performing Arts.