WPA opened as the District's first "alternative" space in 1975. In addition to providing artists a place to experiment, to meet artists from outside the city, WPA was also a place of belonging. Today, as the DC artist community becomes increasingly fractured, we believe it is more important than ever for WPA to support and nourish artist-driven communities. That is why our programming over the next few years will become increasingly artist-driven. Artists need places where they can create the art scene they want to live in. We will also commission increasingly ambitious artworks -- like the city-wide SHELDON FOR DC performance this fall -- and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and experimentation.
Your support is an important part of this and shows local artists that their work matters.