Partnership is key to how we impact our community. We work with numerous artists, organizations, and individuals to fulfill the Atlas’ mission and vision. The Atlas, along with its partners,¬†offer free and reduced cost arts programming, services, and training valued at $2.2 million dollars per year.

Atlas Resident Arts Partners anchor our performance season while sharing office spaces and administrative resources.

Capital City Symphony

The Capital City Symphony strives to make great orchestral music approachable by presenting affordable concerts to the public, performing creative programs in a relaxed concert format, and providing a musical outlet for talented amateur as well as professional players.

Joy of Motion Dance Center

Joy of Motion Dance Center is an award-winning nonprofit organization known best for its diverse class offerings, commitment to beginners, and dedication to quality dance education.

Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Committed to making theater inclusive, Mosaic brings a mix of communities together to encounter our shared humanity on stage, interrogating our intertwined histories and grappling with many of the pressing social and political issues of our time.

Step Afrika!

Step Afrika is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the art and tradition of stepping.

Each season, we partner with organizations to deepen our reach into our communities and enhance our program offerings.

H St Main St

How we partner:
We are an H Street Business Partner for the H Street Festival and Art All Night.

DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative

How we partner:
We are a cultural institution partner member and Arts & Humanities For Every Student program participant , providing high-quality field trip experiences for DC Public School and DC Public Charter School children.

Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation

How we partner:
We are a presenting member of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation for the Jazz Touring Network, the French-American Jazz Exchange, and the OnScreen/InPerson Film Programs.


How we partner:
CulturalDC is a programming partner for this year's Intersections Festival, curating the ArtsActivation experience in our lobby.

H St Main St

How we partner:
We work with H Street Main Street to connect the arts and H Street businesses to further enhance the economic development on the H Street Corridor.

Announcing a new partnership with Art Connection in the Capital Region!

Are you a visual artist? Apply to Moving Walls, an exhibition which will be debuted May 3, 2019 and be on display at the Atlas through July 31, 2019. 

Apply to Art Connection

About The Art Connection in the Capital Region

The Art Connection in the Capital Region(ACCR) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2004 to expand public access to visual art within underserved communities throughout the Greater Metropolitan Washington, DC area.

ACCR is modeled after the success of The Art Connection, an organization founded in Boston in 1995 by the late Fay Chandler, a prolific artist who had been working there since the early 1970’s. As Fay considered what would happen to her unsold inventory of work, a concern shared by many artists, she became convinced that donating the work to public, charitable and educational groups in the community that lacked funds to purchase art would be the best result. Since then, The Art Connection has connected artists and collectors to nonprofit agencies and facilitated the donation of thousands of works of art. In addition, it has encouraged the development of similar art donation and placement programs throughout the country through its expansion efforts.

To date, ACCR has partnered with over eighty community service organizations throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Northern Virginia in the delivery of its mission, and made thousands of pieces of art available for placement. Through our efforts, we have inspired dialogue, creativity, healing and learning by introducing artwork into nonprofit community environments. We have witnessed firsthand the transformative effects that artwork has on the lives of residents, clients and staff, and are very proud of the individuals and communities we have empowered through our programming.


Each season, the Atlas Performing Arts Center provides free and low cost field trip opportunities for students and adults through programming and presenting partners. These partnerships allow thousands of students and adults to experience the excitement, passion and energy of live theatrical, musical, and dance performances.


Programming and presenting partners for Field Trips 2018-2019 at the Atlas include:

The DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation, Turkey Thicket

Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Step Afrika!

Capital City Symphony

Company E

Capital Movement Project

Dance Institute of Washington

Washington Bach Consort

Imagination Stage

Arts on the Horizon

Beech Tree Puppets

Are you interested in partnering with us? Let’s see what’s possible!

Contact Heidi Hawkins, Director of Programming at (202) 399-7993 ext. 116 with your partnership ideas.