2012 Annual Report

Dear Friends,

I am thrilled to be the new Executive Director of CulturalDC! It’s an honor for me to lead this organization, which has made a profound impact on the greater Washington area.

For our Annual Report, we’re delighted to launch this video showcasing just a few of the projects and programs that we worked on last year. Below, you will see our many accomplishments and learn that in addition to presenting talented artists, we’re doing critical work with the business community to create culturally vibrant and thriving communities.

I am very excited to lead CulturalDC. Join me in making space for art!

Juanita Hardy


Top 10 Accomplishments

1. MADE SPACE FOR ART IN REAL ESTATE PROJECTS.

Began work with Bozzuto Development and Abdo Development to create a vibrant arts destination at Monroe Street Market at the Brookland metro with artist studios, arts walk with an outdoor stage, seasonal art market and flexible arts space.

2. SERVED FRESH, HOT THEATRE.

Presented 200 artists and 24 new works at the fifth annual Source Festival

3. CREATED INNOVATIVE VISUAL ARTS PROGRAMMING.

Showcased 11 cutting-edge exhibitions at Flashpoint Gallery by 30 artists. Welcomed 6,000 visitors.

4. Sparked COLLABORATIONS WITH ARTS INSTITUTIONS.

Presented 12 talks by local, emerging artists with the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center.

5. FORGED NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMERGING THEATRE ARTISTS.

Nurtured 5 theatre companies through the Mead Theatre Lab Program at Flashpoint supporting 100 artists including directors, actors and playwrights.

6. MINGLED WITH THE DC ARTS SCENE.

Participated in (e)merge art fair with 9 artists and over 5,000 visitors.

7. PROVIDED AFFORDABLE DOWNTOWN SPACE FOR DANCE & THEATRE.

Housed 400 classes, rehearsals and workshops at the Dallas Morse Coors Dance Studio at Flashpoint. Supplied affordable space for 15 small theatre companies at Flashpoint and Source.

8. SUPPORTED EMERGING ARTS ORGANIZATIONS.

Provided office space and capacity building support to eight resident organizations at Source and Flashpoint.

9. MENTORED BURGEONING ARTISTS AND ARTS ORGANIZATIONS.

Offered mentorship and guidance to over 300 early career artists.

10. OFFERED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS.

Produced 10 workshops serving 150 artists and arts organizations.

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Our Amazing Artists:

Performing arts photos by C. Stanley Photography • Visual Arts photos by Brandon Webster Photography • Photographs from the Luce Foundation Center artist talks appear courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum • Monroe Street Market, Hard Hat Tour, By C. Stanley Photography • Source Festival, Full Length Play, The Uses of Enchantment by Gregory Moss, directed by Amber Jackson, featuring Brittany Martz, Alex Vaughan, Mark Ludwick, Laura Westman, Mia Branco, Amy • Wilson and Shayna Blass • Mead Theatre Lab Program, Junesong Arts, We Fight We Die by Timothy J. Guillot, directed by Alvin Ford Jr., featuring Tia Dolet, Alexander Burton, Jeff Kirkman III, Michael Rodriguez, Ava • Jackson, Stanley Andrew Jackson III • Source Festival, Full-Length Play, The House Halfway by Norman Allen, directed by Raymond Caldwell featuring Chris Mancusi, Jasmine Danielle Johnson, Matthew Rubbelke and Claire Carroll • Source Festival, Artistic Blind Date, Pressure Cooker by Haley Cutler, Liz Maestri, and Nguyen Khoi Nguyen • Mead Theatre Lab Program, banished? productions, Into the Dollhouse choreographed by Carrie Monger, directed by Carmen Wong • Source Festival, 10-Minute Play, The Seesaw by Drew Hampton, directed by Randy Baker featuring Jennifer Knight and Andrew Ferlo • Source Festival, Artistic Blind Date, Shadow Matter: Exam Log X by Drex, Dannie Snyder and Lisi Stoessel • Mead Theatre Lab Program, Erica Rebollar/Rebollar Dance, Space Junk, video by David Dowling • Source Festival, Artistic Blind Dates, Filter created and performed by Sarah Ewing, James Bigbee Garver, and Kristy Simmons • Mead Theatre Lab, Tattooed Potato, Nightmare Dreamer, conceived and directed by John-Michael MacDonald, featuring John Milosich • Public Art project, Michael Dax Iaocovone and Billy Friebele, FREE SPACE, Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library. • Public Art project, Nekisha Durrett, Sweet, in Petworth neighborhood of Washington, DC. • Flashpoint Gallery, Jacqueline Levine, The Temptation • Flashpoint Gallery, Hana Kim and Shana Kim, Atmospheric Front • Flashpoint Gallery, Margaret Boozer, Mia Feuer, Mariah Anne Johnson and Talia Greene, Site Aperture, curated by Daniel O’Steen • Flashpoint Gallery, Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy, Grid, Sequence Me, video by Owen Mundy • Flashpoint Gallery, Lisa Dillin, The Alternate Present • Flashpoint Gallery, Jimmy Miracle, Wearing Ethereal • Flashpoint Gallery, Polly Townsend, Slower than This • Flashpoint Gallery, Megan Mueller, I Built This For You • Source Festival, Opening Reception • Flashpoint Gallery, Mariah Anne Johnson, In the Pines, photo by Brandon Webster photography