For 19 years, CulturalDC’s mission has been to “Make Space for Art.” In pursuing our mission, we have brokered over 250,000 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 the creation of Atlas Performing Arts Center, Source Theatre, Brookland Arts Lofts, and the 27 artist studios at Monroe Street Market in Brookland.
Through 2017, at our spaces Flashpoint and Source, we created the platforms that deliver art to thousands of residents across the region. Visual artists made headlines at Flashpoint Gallery and performing artists gained new followings at the Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint. During Source Festival, 300 members of the creative community joined forces to create 3 weeks of new work, including 18 10-minute plays, three full-length plays and four Artistic Blind Dates. We also spearheaded creative placemaking initiatives through art space development, public art and artist housing.