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Rhymez and Rhythmz Performance Series

Features today’s hottest literary and performing artists!

This free performance series, hosted by rap phenomenon Avery Collins, highlights professional and emerging artists.

Arts for Business, Dialogue for Success

ABDS is a workforce development program that specializes in media arts and digital storytelling.

Guest Teaching Artists

ABDS Instructors


Ife Franklin’s

Indigo Slave Project

Engages local communities in
building cabins to honor the lives of formerly enslaved Africans/African Americans.

In addition to creating live installations, learning about the history of local and national enslavement and emancipation, participants dance and sing in a ring-shout led by artist, Ife Franklin.

Meet The Artist Interview Series

Co-Host Avery Collins and Jarrell Tha Griot speak with each month's R&R featured artist about their journey. 

The Justice Playbook

The Justice Playbook uses theatre to engage our local communities in crucial conversations about tensions between police and communities of color.

This program connects our youth, professional artists, partnering organizations, local police, community members, and
businesses operating in the District.

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