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About Us


Sitar Arts Center partners with many of Washington, DC’s finest arts institutions in order to provide arts instruction of the highest quality to our students. In addition to providing teaching artists for many of our classes, partner institutions also present professional performances of their work through the Performance Series, providing our students and greater community with an opportunity to experience a wide variety of art forms at a professional level.

Arts Partners

American University – Music Program
Berklee City Music Network
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
DC Arts Center
DC Independent Film Festival
DC Jazz Festival
DC Youth Orchestra Program
Folger Shakespeare Library
George Washington University – Art Therapy Program
ICIC Inner City – Inner Child
Levine Music
Meridian Hill Pictures
National Building Museum
National Children’s Museum
National Gallery of Art
Project Create
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Theatre Lab
Touchstone Gallery/Foundation for the Arts
The Washington Ballet
Washington Improv Theater
Young Playwrights’ Theater
Washington National Cathedral
Washington Performing Arts

Strategic Alliance

The Platform of Hope

Workforce Development Partners

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop  
Life Pieces to Masterpieces
Opportunity Network  
Theatre Lab  
Urban Alliance  

Community Outreach Partners

Centro Nia
Columbia Heights Education Campus
H.D. Cooke Elementary School
Hope and a Home
Jubilee Housing
Marie Reed Learning Center
Mary’s Center
Oyster-Adams Bilingual School
The Parkmont School

Sitar Arts Center is also a member of the following organizations:

Center for Nonprofit Advancement
National Guild for Community Arts Education