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DCPS Arts
District-wide Events

DCPS (DC Public Schools) Arts Events 2023-24 
December  

Song Sourcing workshop- Dec 2 at Planet Word Museum 

Students from schools across the district came together at Planet Word to compose lyrics for songs about their experiences. Hosted In partnership with Children’s Choir of Washington/Planet Word  

January  

DCPS Dance Festival- January 12- Atlas Theater-  

80 Dance students from across DCPS will engage in a full day of dance sessions with professional dancers. The day will culminate in a performance at Atlas Theater of the dances learned that day. Tickets, https://www.atlasarts.org/events/dcps/  Hosted In partnership with Urban Elements Dance, Atlas Theater, and Joy of Motion Studio.

February  

DCPS Teacher Art Exhibit - Feb 16th at MLK Library, teacher art exhibition of works inspired by Alma Thomas’ art, teaching and life 

 

DCPS Digital Art show- Feb 15th- A new student exhibition opportunity in partnership with Reagan National Airport – focused on the exciting digital work happening across the district.  Hosted In partnership with DC Public Libraries and Reagan National Airport 

March  

DCPS High School Vocal All-City Voices Music Event - March 8th is a remarkable occasion for singers in grades 6- 12 to come together on a day dedicated to the exploration of various vocal genres, community, and the sheer delight of music.  Hosted In partnership with Alexandria Harmonizers . 

  

Everyday DC- March 28th - A partnership with the Pulitzer Center, Everyday DC is a middle school photojournalism Cornerstone unit that provides students the opportunity to show their perspective on their city through images   - in contrast to prevailing media narratives.  The exhibition of this year’s student photographs will take place at the Charles Sumner Museum and Archives beginning on March 28, 2024 


Let's Go-Go - March 22nd Let's Go-Go is the new All-City Instrumental Ensemble program in partnership with Washington Performing Arts, Growing Brains + Finding Rhythm, Capital City Go-Go, Monumental Sports, and the Innovative School of the Performing Arts. Through this program, DCPS students will perform and compose Go-Go music. The performance will take place at the half time show of the Capital City Go-Go basketball game on March 22nd. Hosted in partnership with Washington Performing Arts, Capital City Go-Go, Shorty Corleone, Growing Brains, and Monumental Sports.

  

April  

DCPS Elementary School Vocal Showcase- April 26th- The Elementary All-City Vocal Music Event, in partnership with the Children's Chorus of Washington, is an extraordinary opportunity for young singers to unite in a day dedicated to discovering the world of music, building community, and sharing the joy of singing. 

  

May   

Build Day DC-  

Build Day is the culminating celebration of the Enchanted City Cornerstone unit, where students imagine what their city could and should be through architectural sculptures.  May 4th, 2024, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. 

  

Color the Curb – This event is held in partnership with Ddot and DC Commission on Arts & Humanities to provide curb mural to promote student pedestrian safety. 4 schools this year include; Cleveland, Leckie, Noyes and Whittier, Dates TBD. Hosted in partnership with Ddot & DC Commission on Arts & Humanities. 

  

DCPS Performing Arts Festival will take place at the Kennedy Center from May 20th-23rd. Students from across the district will perform over a 4-day festival on the Millennium Stages at the Kennedy Center. 

  

Transform DC- Transform DC is a high school Cornerstone unit focused on collaborative mural making and public art.  This year’s theme will be "The Sound of DC" (incorporating the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop, Go-Go and all things DC music) An exhibition of this year’s panels will open at the National Building Museum on May 30, 2024. Hosted in partnership with the Hirshhorn Gallery & Boolean Girls 

 

  

  

  

  

  

 

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Enchanted City Build Day

Location & Dates TBD

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Everyday DC

Location & Dates TBD

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Honor Chorus

Location & Dates TBD

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Performing Arts Festival

Location & Dates TBD

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Transform DC

Location & Dates TBD

For more information please contact dcpsarts@k12.dc.gov

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