Mission: Cultural development corporation (cudc) creates opportunities for artists and arts organizations that stimulate economic development and improve the quality of the dc area. Cudc's current programs include operating the source theater, presenting visual and performing arts programs, creating an convening the visiondc arts and urban innovation summit, and providing art space design, development and management support services.
Programs: Visiondc - in april 2017, culturaldc launched the first-ever collaborative initiative with key stakeholders in the city to provide a crucial platform for artists, commercial real estate developers, city planners, policy makers, technologists, business leaders and the public to exchange ideas and create strategies and partnerships for embracing urban growth through the expansion of the creative economy. More than 600 attended, 61 artists performed/exhibited art, 29 visionaries spoke, and 50+ partner organizations contributed. Visiondc also featured the city's first "art tank" artist challenge where artists were awarded projects in real time at the summit by commercial developers and philanthropists.
CulturalDC is an important arts, culture, and humanities institution in greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. Its programs in the experimental visual arts is amongst the more highly regarded in the area with emerging and mid-career artists getting great memtorship at CuluralDC's Flashpoint Gallery. The theater program is also excellent with its Mead Theater Lab delivering innovative readings and plays that have really pushed the envelope of experimental theater. The Source Theater Festival is a hallmark of the DC Theater scene and is a place for new theater not elsewhere experienced in the District. A number of award winning playwrights have been launched through the Source Festival.
Making space for artists and arts organizations is a feature of CulturalDC and a number of arts and culture organizations across the spectrum of dance, theater and the humanities organizations are "incubated" at CulturalDC.
There is evidence of great organizational and board leadership at the organization. Well worth your attention.