WPA opened as one of the District's earliest alternative spaces 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 and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and experimentation.
Your support is an important part of this and shows local artists that their work matters.