(re)Discover DC through the perspective of its creative community:
A Creative DC promotes emerging, established, and diverse DC perspectives across new media,
showcasing and acknowledging creative community, and our local creative economy.
Your life looks good here. #aCreativeDC
Launched in January 2015, the #aCreativeDC feed is where the city meets itself: alleyways and hidden murals; artists and retailers and style on style; institutions and movements; the behind-the-scenes of nationally known kitchens and homegrown festivals; and views from DC sidewalks, bedrooms, and workspaces. With three quarters of a million perspectives shared in the #aCreativeDC feed since launch, the District lives there from every angle, and democratizes visibility among emerging + established cultural contributors.
The @aCreativeDC social media accounts + newsletter are the best of the feed, and access points to the other side of Washington, DC. Head to Twitter for a no-holds-barred barrage of events + 411; join over 75,000 followers on Instagram and watch the city unfold the way you always (or maybe never) knew it could.
Online, we're building out permanent resources for anyone + everyone who lives in, works in, and visits DC: our RESOURCES are directions towards + round-ups of locally-focused recommendations (think: Retail + Shopping, Coworking + Maker Spaces, etc), and ANTHOLOGY is our ongoing portrait project: dive in to meet the people whose projects + plans make THIS CITY #aCreativeDC. The daily-updated FEATURED gallery lends additional visibility to the ~1k pieces of content that are tagged with #aCreativeDC on Instagram, every single day.
IRL, our Brookland, NE workspace is an incubator for ideas and projects that we think are GREAT, and that make this city a better place to live, work, and visit. Keep an eye on the OUR STUDIO tab for information about our current resident artists, and the check the calendar for what's going on in the space.
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[ please direct ALL inquiries to info@aCreativeDC.com ]
Morgan H. West is founder and director of the A Creative DC project. Nylon Magazine has referred to her online projects as "a virtual clubhouse [representing] D.C.'s creative class," and she has contributed online voice and visuals to the DC creative scene since founding the city's first street style blog in 2006. Her commitment to showcasing the city's creative culture online has garnered nods from the Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Washingtonian Magazine, and more. She helms the A Creative DC project from the Arts Walk at the Monroe Street Market in the Brookland neighborhood of NE, DC. www.pandaheadmorgan.com
Damon King supports community engagement for A Creative DC. As the founder of The Collective, he seeks to connect, empower, and highlight emerging talent and young creatives in the DC metropolitan area and abroad. email@example.com
Makeda Solomon supports the online content portion of the A Creative DC project. Makeda fields submissions and curates site visuals. firstname.lastname@example.org
Pamela Carroll supports the online + creative projects portion of A Creative DC. She is the creator of Pamtalk, which is a sticker line of bowties. Pammy helps with installations, activations, project development, and FEATURED Gallery curation. email@example.com