Posting this on behalf of Halcyon Arts Lab, which occupies the space near Hardy Middle school in the old Corcoran School of Art/Fillmore School building at 1801 35th Street, NW
We have a series of workshops, community education classes, and open studios events that are open to all; our upcoming events and our lineup for the remainder of the Spring can be found here.
Halcyon Arts Lab occupies what used to be the old Corcoran School of Art or old Fillmore School. The space has been transformed and now houses one of Halcyon’s (a 501(c)(3) non-profit) three major programs, our arts fellowship, as well as arts-related public program offerings. (Our two other major programs include Halcyon Incubator, a fellowship program for social entrepreneurs, and By The People, a free and accessible city-wide arts and dialogue festival entering its second year this June 15-23, 2019).
The Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship is a nine-month residential fellowship designed to provide support and resources to emerging artists working on projects which address issues of social justice, civic engagement, and community building. Arts Lab fellows strive to expand their practices and grow as leaders in their respective fields. Adapting the well-honed methodology of the Halcyon model, Halcyon Arts Lab fosters creativity through a supportive environment of space, access, and community. The program accepts six national and international fellows as well as two Washington, DC-based artists in each cohort.
In this current cohort, our second since Halcyon Arts Lab’s fellowship began in October 2017, we have in residence artists working in multi-disciplinary media from choreography to poetry to visual arts. In addition to a network of connections and targeted programming to grow their practices, the Arts Lab fellows receive studio space at Halcyon Arts Lab, a stipend to support their artistic and creative practices while in residence, and housing in the local community. The application for Cohort 3 (fellowship running Sept 2019-June 2020) of arts fellows is currently open now through April 4th.
Erin Knisley Chief of Staff
Program Manager, Arts & Education Initiatives