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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Sitar Arts Center Receives a $50,000 Grant from the Genesis Inspiration Foundation to Support Youth Arts Programming in Washington, D.C.

(Washington, D.C.), June 1, 2023 – Sitar Arts Center will receive a $50,000 grant from The Genesis Inspiration Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed...

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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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