Sitar Arts Center engages DC youth, from early childhood to young adulthood, in building a creative community of learning and belonging that removes financial and cultural barriers to arts education and career training.

We provide affordable, high-quality education and workforce development in the visual, digital, and performing arts. Each semester, 80% of students are from DC households at 60% or less of the area median income. Programs take place year-round during out-of-school time in Sitar’s state-of-the-art facilities. 

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Executive Director Maureen Dwyer and S.E.A.L. Student Appear on “Living Local DMV”

On Monday, February 19, 2024, Maureen Dwyer, the Executive Director of Sitar Arts Center, along with Estephanie, an 18-year-old student of Sitar’s Emerging Arts...

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Sitar Arts Center Celebrates Earth Day

For the month of April, Sitar Arts Center is honoring Earth Day with a series of student-led creative activities, artist features, and helpful everyday...

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Strategic Plan Series: Evolving Our Identity to Support Our Future STARs

Welcome to the fourth and final installation of our blog series about Sitar’s bold strategic vision and five-year plan. As a child, did you ever...

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