N O W T H A T we're firmly in 2016 (and with so much new-new going on around here) we thought we'd take a sec to get you caught up with all things A Creative DC, as we start year two of the project:
W E T O O K a look back at 2015 and found some pretty amazing stuff in the process (every four minutes last year one of you used the #aCreativeDC hashtag. Our brains pretty much exploded at that one) – peek the year-end edition of the A Creative DC newsletter, and get that thing in your inbox if you're not already subscribed.
W E ' R E P R O U D to announce the Humanities Council of Washington, DC as a partner this year, and we're almost ridiculously excited to support their ongoing #Humanitini series. In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the District of Columbia, the monthly event brings together a panel of incredibly brilliant and totally DC-focused historians, academics, musicians, E X P E R T S , etc to lead a convo on DC, then and now, at various Busboys & Poets locations across the city. Seriously - we went to January's and it was FASCINATING. We're especially excited about next month's topic: National Symbol, City of Neighborhoods – "Washington is often at odds with itself over its status as the nation's capital. Residents can feel both pride in the city's iconic national monuments and frustration at those hallowed sites' ability to eclipse DC's neighborhoods and communities." Register here; we'll see you there.
F A C E B O O K + T W I T T E R : From what we find in the feed to what's coming through to our inbox, we decided about halfway through last year that one social media platform wasn't enough to do justice to all the DC content + perspective that we want to share. Head to Twitter and, most recently, FB, for more more more (including a Petworth-focused episode of The Great American Cooking Story, an exploration of ^ food + urban revitalization ^ across the country by DC-based filmmaker Clara Ritger).
A N D T H E R E ' S a ton more, coming soon. Keep an eye out across all our channels for IRL announcements (including a collab with our friends at Broccoli City) and general move-making: we've got big plans for this year, and we want you there.
photos courtesy Clara Ritger