Mission & Scope

CulturalDC creates opportunities for artistic innovation, connecting artists, arts organizations, developers and government agencies to facilitate economic and cultural vibrancy in the Washington DC area.

We enable the arts as a driving force to grow and sustain vibrant communities throughout the Washington DC area. CulturalDC serves artists, arts organizations, arts consumers, residents, developers, property owners and government agencies in the Washington DC area.

CulturalDC began in 1998 when a coalition of government, business and creative leaders recommended the formation of a nonprofit organization to increase the impact of DC’s creative community. Our efforts ensure that there are spaces and resources for artists and arts organizations to live, create, exhibit and perform throughout the city.

Juan Tejedor: Standing Atop the Ladder. Flashpoint Gallery. Photo by Brandon Webster

Bright Alchemy Theatre, The Apocalypse Project. Mead Theater Lab. Photo by C. Stanley Photography