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DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

The DCCAH provides grant funds, programs and educational activities that encourage diverse artistic expressions and learning opportunities, so that all District of Columbia residents and visitors can experience the rich culture of our city.

DC Metro Theater Arts

Since 2012, DC Metro Theater Arts has played a key role in the Washington, DC area performing arts community. Through reviews, feature articles and interviews, news stories, and opinion pieces, we provide our readers with comprehensive coverage of the local and regional performing arts scene. Now DCMTA readers will have up-to-date information on theatre performances in their Now Playing section through a partnership with CultureCapital. Read more...

Arlington Cultural Affairs Division

Arlington Cultural Affairs is a County division within Arlington Economic Development charged with fostering a creative environment that encourages collaboration, innovation and community participation by providing material support to artists, and arts organizations, in the form of grants, facilities and theater technology; through a commitment to integrating award-winning Public Art into built environment; and with high-quality performing, literary, visual and new media programs across the County.

Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission's (M-NCPPC) wide variety of arts programs and services let residents explore visual art, music, dance, theater and literary arts as enthusiastic spectators or eager students, and artists are encouraged to share their work with the community in many ways.

In addition to events offered by arts centers, many arts and cultural activities are available at M-NCPPC community centers, historic sites, museums, nature centers and parks.

Washington Blade

The Washington Blade is the oldest LGBT newspaper in the country, and is delivered to locations throughout Metro DC each Friday. Since 2008 CultureCapital has curated the Arts & Culture Guide found in the Washington Blade's print edition each week. 

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is the regional trade association representing restaurants and the foodservice industry in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Established in 1920, RAMW is an advocate, resource and community for its members.

The Association works to promote and sustain the growth and development of the industry while providing its members legislative and regulatory representation, marketing and small business support, programming and events.


ARTOMATIC organizes and hosts a large arts festival throughout Metro DC, usually in a commercial location slated for demolition. The event is not juried (first-come-first-served) and showcases creative work in visual art, music, film, performance, and fashion.


The Atlas Performing Arts Center's INTERSECTIONS Festival was founded in 2009 as a multi-day festival that brings artists and audiences alike to the developing H Street corridor in NE, DC. Since inception, the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival has presented the arts in a multitude of forms that offer a kaleidoscope of perspectives on the world in which we live. The Festival engages audiences and artists alike by sparking conversation, deeper connection, and community transformation. During the course of its history the festival has showcased hundreds of artists and has entertained and engaged thousands of audience members.

DC Independent Film Festival

Since 1999, DCIFF has been nurturing filmmakers and their films, and keeping the independent spirit alive in our nation’s capitol. We have showcased cutting edge features, shorts and documentaries on every subject from every country with every budget and subject imaginable.

As a competitive festival, all films are Washington DC premieres and many are U.S. and world premieres. Through screenings, seminars, workshops and discussions with the United States Congress, DCIFF gives independent filmmakers opportunities for their voices to be heard in a way that no other festival can provide.

Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival

Double Exposure, a project of the investigative news organization 100Reporters, celebrates the finest new films inspired by the investigative instinct. It combines film screenings for the public with a professional symposium for journalists and visual storytellers

Double R Productions

Double R provides production crews and equipment for events nationwide; from one-person crews to multiple camera shoots with lights, sound technicians and directors.

Environmental Film Festival

Founded in 1993, DCEFF is the longest-running environmental film festival in the United States seeking to advance public understanding of the environment through the power of film. Each March the DCEFF hosts the largest environmental film festival in the United States, presenting more than 150 films to an audience of over 27,000. Often combined with thematic discussions and social events, the films screen at museums, embassies, libraries, universities and local theaters. Many screenings are free.

Herndon Festival

The Annual Herndon Festival features four days of entertainment on three stages, a carnival, fireworks, a Kids’ Alley with children’s hands-on art area, arts & crafts show, business expo, 10K/5K races and fitness expo, and top-quality food vendors. The Herndon Festival is free and open to the public, although there is a charge for some activities. The festival is held in and around Herndon’s historic Town Hall Square.

Herndon Labor Day Festival

The annual Labor Day Festival features Virginia wine tastings, craft beers, great music, a craft show, outstanding sponsors, delicious food vendors and lawn games.

National Cherry Blossom Festival

Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in Washington, DC, the gift of the cherry blossom trees, and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. The Festival produces and coordinates daily events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit. Events are primarily free and open to the public.

Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. (SSTCi)

Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. (SSTCi) is the hub for community-based programming inside the new Silver Spring Civic Building and outside at Veterans Plaza. It is located at the corner of Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street in downtown Silver Spring.

Washington Parent Magazine

Washington Parent has been serving parents in the Washington Metropolitan Area since 1983, providing family enrichment through education and support . . .  in printonline, and at selected events throughout the year.


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