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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.

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.

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.


PatronManager’s mission is to revolutionize the ticketing industry by providing arts, culture, and live entertainment organizations with integrated world-class customer relationship management, box office ticketing, fundraising, and marketing solutions, built entirely on the world’s most advanced cloud-based CRM platform—Salesforce. Since launching in 2010, PatronManager has been the fastest growing platform for arts & culture organizations in the U.S. Over 700 organizations use PatronManager, primarily symphony orchestras, theatres, opera companies, dance companies, university performing arts centers, and museums.


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.


DCBX is Cultural Collaborators in Dance, Latin Music, Film, Entrepreneurship, Business and food coming together to Do, Connect, Be & eXperience! Empowering Lives By Celebrating the Global Latin Experience. The DCBX presents The DC Bachata Congress each year. It is 4 days of dance happiness celebrating Latin Culture in its entirety with educational workshops, cultural performances, concerts and more than 9 ballrooms to choose from with all night dancing.

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.

Lake Arbor Jazz Festival

Lake Arbor Jazz Festival in Mitchellville, MD presents four days of contemporary and traditional jazz music each July featuring Metro DC and the nation's jazz and R&B groups.

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.


Women's Voices Theater Festival

The Women's Voices Theater Festival highlights the scope of plays being written by women and the range of professional theater being produced in and around the nation's capital. 

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