WE MAKE SPACE FOR art

CulturalDC sees the arts as a driving force in building sustainable communities. We provide a wide range of programs and services that support artists’ ability to live and work in the city. We give audiences access to affordable and accessible cutting-edge visual and performing art from artists living and working today. 

In pursuing our mission, we have brokered over 300,000 square feet of space for artists and arts organizations. We work with real estate developers, artists, city officials, residents and other key stakeholders through creative placemaking initiatives, community-centered engagements, and innovative real estate partnerships that have resulted in cultural success throughout the years.

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MOBILE ARTS

Time Capsule by Wickerham & Lomax, pop-up at The Union Market District

NOVEMBER 2019-JANUARY 12, 2020 AT 1258 4TH ST NE

Baltimore-based duo’s project features 3 parts: Spootique (a pop-up event focused on the changing body in the digital landscape), Souf Care & Souf Defense (a published poetry collection examining what it means to be loved, sensitive and curious), and BLOOP (a ‘high end lifestyle platform’ hosting the online versions of the full project). The project takes the ontological aspects of an individual and puts them in separate parts and are investigated through forms we encounter in our everyday.

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Little Shop of Horrors presented by Constellation Theatre Company

now-November 24, 2019

Musical comedy is in full bloom this fall with the sci-fi smash hit!

Deep in the run-down neighborhood of Skid Row, timid floral assistant Seymour Krelborn is skyrocketed to fame when he discovers a strange and unusual plant that he names “Audrey II” after his sweet but self-sacrificing coworker. Soon, Seymour has it all – cash, glory, and the girl of his dreams – but his good fortune takes a deadly turn when the rapidly growing Audrey II develops an appetite for human blood.
With a charming doo-wop and Motown-flavored score by Grammy and Academy Award-winning songwriting duo Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast), Little Shop of Horrors will satisfy your craving for tongue-in-cheek humor, toe-tapping songs, and murderous hijinks.

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Check back for highlighted programming, or check out the resident’s websites - Constellation Theatre, In Series, and Washington Improv Theater - for more information.

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ON AIR

Podcast episodes with CulturalDC brought to you by Caandor Labs. Most recent episode features Devan Shimoyama, creator of Mighty Mighty, in conversation with Kristi Maiselman and Vesela Sretenović of The Phillips Collection.

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