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News & Events

Sitar Arts Center’s Create Change Gala at Planet Word

October 26, 2022

The event raised over $355,000 for arts education programming and honored the legacy of community leader Nancy M. “Bitsey” Folger (Washington, DC) October 26, 2022 — Sitar Arts Center hosted (Read More)

Sitar Arts Center and Bloomberg Philanthropies Partner to Bring Arts Internship Program to Washington, D.C.

June 16, 2022

Twenty-five local rising public high school seniors will be offered college readiness training and paid summer internships at renowned arts and cultural organizations in Washington (Washington, D.C.) June 16, 2022 (Read More)

Cast Your Vote for Our Next Musical

August 1, 2019

Vote to pick Sitar’s 20th Anniversary Year Summer Musical Production! “On the 15th anniversary of the Sitar Summer Musical, and as we look forward to our 20th anniversary of Sitar (Read More)

Early Childhood Professional Development Institute

January 24, 2019

2nd Annual Early Childhood Professional Development Institute – Meeting of Minds Sitar is hosting a special conversation with leading scholars and artists in early childhood education.  Sitar’s annual Early Childhood (Read More)

Essence Newhoff Joins Sitar as Senior Director of Development

September 7, 2018

Sitar Arts Center is pleased to announce the hire of Essence Newhoff as Senior Director of Development. Essence is a highly experienced fundraiser who brings passion for Sitar’s mission and (Read More)

Sitar Named WWPR’s Pro Bono Client

February 28, 2018

We are proud to announce that Sitar Arts Center has been selected as Washington Women in Public Relations‘ (WWPR) 2018-2019 pro bono client! WWPR will support our work by helping (Read More)


September 18, 2017

Presented by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the award is the most prestigious honor conferred by the District of Columbia to individual artists, teachers, and arts organizations. (Read More)

Grant Award from the National Endowment for the Arts

July 13, 2017

Grant Award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Confers A National Level of Distinction for Sitar’s Programs Sitar Arts Center is one of only 113 organizations nationwide to (Read More)

Step Into the Future Spring Gala

March 20, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM THE HOWARD THEATRE 620 T Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 2017 HONOREES Kathryn Kincaid and Michael Lainoff GALA CO-CHAIRS Patricia and (Read More)

Sitar Recognized As “One of the Best”

November 2, 2015

Sitar Arts Center is proud to be selected for the the 2015-2016 Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington as “One of the Best” community-based nonprofits in the region. Sitar underwent a rigorous (Read More)

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