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. For 20 years, CulturalDC’s mission has been to "Make Space for Art." 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 the creation of Atlas Performing Arts Center, Source Theatre, Brookland Arts Lofts, and the 27 artist studios at Monroe Street Market in Brookland.
CulturalDC continues to break down barriers to art found in traditional presenting venues with our Mobile Arts Program. We offer the ideal space for nationally and regionally prominent artists to engage with audiences in new, exciting ways. The Mobile Arts offers an artistic dialogue on national, local and grassroots levels. Alongside opportunities for workshops, lectures and community engagement, The Mobile Arts demonstrate the ability of innovative, provoking art to cut across cultural, social and economic boundaries. By offering residents of the nation’s capital direct access to unique creative experiences, CulturalDC is determined to keep high-quality art where it belongs-at the center of community.