Contributions from friends like you support every element of what makes the Atlas thrive. Our mission is to bring people together through the arts to expand the reach and strengthen the bonds of our community. We provide shared space in a creative environment that inspires exceptional performances, events, and initiatives that enlighten, entertain, and reflect the best of the arts and our humanity. Your general operating support goes a long way. You can also designate to a specific program by using the menu to the left. 

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Our Atlas Presents series connects audiences to diverse and engaging contemporary music from jazz and world sounds. We present film in honor of our heritage including features, documentaries and silent films with live musical accompaniment. Your donation will directly impact art making, helping to offset artist fees and production costs for all Atlas Presents initiatives and presentations.


The Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival is a performing arts festival that presents work that impacts our society, culture, and world by informing, inspiring, educating, and entertaining. INTERSECTIONS is about presenting excellent art that inspires a connected community, engages artists and audiences alike, and creates a vibrant neighborhood, city, and world. We are interested in unique perspectives and art that connect us to the many facets of our humanity. The Atlas Intersections Festival presents artists that look to explore the ideas and issues of our time through their work. Learn more about Intersections.


City at Peace is a youth development program rooted in social justice for teens and young adults ages 14-24, which provides a safe, collaborative and nurturing space outside of school and other environments where they can examine issues and conditions that divide them. City at Peace uses performing arts as a learning tool to develop skills in dance, theatre, voice and stage production, as well as skills in conflict resolution, personal storytelling, empathy, understanding, and leadership. Your donation helps to offset scholarships for our youth, artist fees for teachers, costumes, set pieces, supplies, and programming fees needed to administer our programming. Learn more about the City at Peace program.


Arts for Young Audiences is where our family-based programming brings insightful and entertaining performances to our stages for youth and families alike. Arts for Young Audiences is an important part of our family programming at the Atlas. Shows are dramatically unique and are offered throughout the season. Each year, we partner with the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative to provide field trips for free to thousands of DC Public School and DC Public Charter School children. We celebrate Arts for Young Audiences through our Family Fun Days programming during our annual Intersections Festival. Your donation will directly impact art making, helping to offset artist fees and production costs for all Arts for Young Audiences initiatives and presentations, as well as provide free tickets for field trips to children in our participating DC Public Schools and DC Public Charter Schools.


Atlas Arts Lab is a program of the Atlas Performing Arts Center that provides a platform for individual artists to develop new work and to serve the community through engagement initiatives that encourage civic dialogue and community cohesion. The program facilitates artistic growth and development for artists whose work explores the ideas and issues of our time. The Atlas Arts Lab prioritizes artists that act as change agents for the betterment of our society, culture, and world.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match donations made by their employers to non-profit organizations. Check with your employer to see if you can double your impact when you give to the Atlas Performing Arts Center.

Combined Federal Campaign

Give through your employer and  the Combined Federal Campaign. Our CFC number is 89282.
Click here to designate us as your charity of choice.


Spur Local: Critical Nonprofit

Give through Spur Local to support the work of the Atlas Performing Arts Center!



By mail: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
Contact the Development Office by emailing Hannah Church, Director of Major, Individual, and Corporate Giving
Bequest Atlas Performing Arts Center as a part of your will or trust through a Legacy Gift today!
A bequest allocates a percentage or specific dollar amount of your estate to Atlas Performing Arts Center. This type of gift will give clear instructions of your wishes and establish a personal legacy of future support for generations to come.
Your bequest language can be as simple as:
“I devise and bequeath [X% or my estate or my residence] OR [$___ specific dollar amount] to Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St, NE Washington, DC 20002. EIN: 52-2358563″
Atlas Performing Arts Center urges you to discuss your ideas of giving with your legal or financial advisors. We are happy to provide you with sample bequest language to assist you and your attorney.
For more information on how you can leave a lasting legacy to Atlas Performing Arts Center, please contact Hannah Church, Director of Major, Individual, and Corporate Giving


Sponsorships provide targeted opportunities to co-brand with the Atlas, have your support recognized in the community and receive other benefits. Partnerships can be tailored to suit your specific priorities and can go to support performances or arts education. Below are some of the benefits that we offer our partners.
• Positive Visibility
• Employee Discounts and Atlas Rental Space Discounts
• Ticket benefits
• Recognition on the Atlas marquee, on our website, and in program materials


To inquire about funding and sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Development Office by emailing Hannah Church, Director of Major, Individual, and Corporate Giving
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Atlas would like to recognize our photographers who donate their services to further support our mission.

David Dowling

Michelle Egan