Where the Art World and Real World Intersect

Saturday, February 22 – Sunday, March 16, 2025

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.



APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 9, 2024 at 5:00 PM  EST.
Online submissions only.



All performing companies and artists are welcome to apply. Works previously produced are eligible. While artists/companies outside of the DC metro area may apply, strong preference is given to DC metro area artists and DC-based artists in particular. All artists must be eligible to work in the U.S. The Atlas Performing Arts Center is committed to nurturing an equitable home for artists that represent our diverse community and diverse artistic expressions. BIPOC artists and BIPOC-led arts organizations are encouraged to apply.
Artists/Companies are generally allotted one performance slot and all works should run between 60 to 75 minutes in length.
Works are selected based on artistic excellence, artistic merit, relevance to festival themes, innovation, collaboration, audience engagement, potential ticket sales, and marketing and administrative capacity.
Atlas covers the cost of the performance space, standard venue inventory, one tech rehearsal (length of rehearsal varies by space) and provides production support including a light board operator, sound board operator, and venue manager, along with house management, box office, and marketing.
Artists receive the proceeds from the box office less a percentage for the Atlas. The split of net box office sales is 50% Artist and 50% Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival. Application Fees and Participation fees are waived for the 2025 festival year.
Artists and companies cover all “in the door” expenses (all performer fees and production costs) and a stage manager.
Please note, all companies/artists must provide a non-performing stage manager for tech and performance(s).
All artists agree to market and promote their performance(s) as described in the application, and partner and/or collaborate with the Atlas and the INTERSECTIONS Festival community of artists.



Andrew Earle Simpson
Arete Arts
Bill Barner Trio
Black Leaves Dance Company
Capital City Symphony
Capitol Movement Inc.
Capitol Tap, District Tap, and Monumental Tap
CityDance Conservatory with Adjetey Klufio
Christion Ty Edwards
Dissonance Dance Theatre
Dr. Janaki Rangarajan
Elements Dance Company
Empath Concerts
Furia Flamenca Dance Company in Collaboration with Unit Three
Fuse Ensemble
Gisele Jackson
Glade Dance Collective
Gutowski-Sim Duo
Jane Franklin Dance
Motion X Dance Company
Moveius Contemporary Ballet
Next Reflex Dance Collective & Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia
Ney Mello – Shulin Song – E.B. Brooks – Charlize Primich
Project Fusion Saxophone Quartet
Rachael Coad
Ronnique Antoinette
Semilla Cultural
Silk Road Dance Company
Tara Hoot
The Artist Network
This Is Everything Concerts
Too Much Damn (“TMD”) Theater
Vincent Stovall


2023 Intersections Festival

Festival dates: FEBRUARY 18 – MARCH 26, 2023

Akua Allrich
ALB Produces
Andrew Earle Simpson with Lucy Bowen McCauley and Dancers
Black Leaves Dance Company
Capital City Symphony
Capitol Movement, Inc
Capitol Tap and District Tap
Colby Moore
Elements Dance Company
Erick Acuña Productions
Furia Flamenca Dance Company
Glade Dance Collective
Heidi Martin
Imagination Stage
kraftwitch (John Moletress)
Mixtape Recital Series
Ney Mello & Erica Wang
Nomad Dancers and Raqs El Hob
Prakriti Dance
Shanna Lim
Shelby Lock
Silk Road Dance Company
Smriti Krishnan, Disciple of Smt. Sheila Rubin
Tacones Productions
The Eternal Art Collective
The SAPAN Institute
Therese Gahl & Company
Tiny House Plays
Vincent Stovall
Washington Women in Jazz
Word Dance Theater
Zaneta Z Artist
Jane Franklin Dance
Interested in sponsoring the festival?
Contact Hannah Church at hchurch@atlasarts.org
Interested in becoming a media sponsor?
Contact Rachel Pearl at rpearl@atlasarts.org

Family Fun Day

All Activities are family-friendly, age-appropriate, and FREE to the public