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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 its 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 the 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

DC Jazz Festival

ICIC Inner City – Inner Child

Imagination Stage

Mason Game & Technology Academy

Meridian Hill Pictures

National Symphony Orchestra


Swaliga Foundation

The Washington Ballet

Washington Improv Theater

Washington Performing Arts

Young Playwrights’ Theater

Community Outreach Partners

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area

Centro Nia

Columbia Heights Education Campus

For Love Of Children

H.D. Cooke Elementary School

Jubilee Housing

Marie Reed Learning Center

Mary’s Center

Oyster-Adams Bilingual School

Click here for some partner success stories.

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

Center for Nonprofit Advancement

Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington

National Guild for Community Arts Education