Social Art and Culture

an aperture for socially responsible artisans

About Us

Who We Are

Social Art and Culture has been in existence for 2009 as a small arts organization with a strong foundation in the community and the art scene. Located in Anacostia SE, DC, we have been able to sustain programs when with a supportive board, loyal and consistent strategic partners and external funding.

Social Art and Culture (SAAC) - a 501c (3) located in the Anacostia area of Washington, DC whose mission is to use the power of the arts to educate and advance unserved and underserviced communities. SAAC's vision is to create an aperture for socially responsible artisans that collectively collaborate and participate in programs designed to reach neglected communities. 

Our Mission + Vision

Our vision is to create an aperture for socially responsible artisans that collectively collaborate and participate in programs designed to reach neglected communities. 


SAAC has a 3-prong strategy is to drive social impact through our artists and partners for the communities we service:1) Art becomes an integral part of the change for social causes for every initative that we foster and participate by offering an interactive user experience that celebrates and highlights its’ culture. 2) To design and execute programs that improve artists existing skills, more than likely increases artists’ opportunities in workforce development and builds a profitable creative business; and 3)  collaborate with master artists and arts organizations on projects that show art as a change agent in their communities and foster engagement.


OUR AWARDS + RECOGNITIONS

  • 2014, 2015, 2018East of the River Grant for Media Arts Training Program
  • 2016 Sponsor of First High School 48-Hour Film Project produced by Straight No Chaser Films and supported by The Humanities Council Office of Motion Picture and Television Development
  • 2013 DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Community Grant Recipient for The Black L.U.V. Festival
  • 2005 Mayor Arts Awards Finalist for Excellence in the Arts

PARTNERSHIPS

Newton Media Group, LLC

The Adinkra Group

Our Projects + Programs

Programs

Media Arts Training Program with We Act Radio

2014-present

This program is now in its 6th year and continues to afford underserved and unserviced youth [18-24 years] the opportunity to be exposed to a different brand of media and arts than the corporate-owned outlets provide for them for 6 weeks during the summer.


Projects

Charnice Milton Community Bookstore Literacy Campaign

May 2017 - present

Named in honor of the slain journalist, whose murder is still an open case, this bookstore is being built to fill the 25 year void of a bookstore in Anacostia will addressing the 50% illiteracy rate that stands in this community.


20 Black Years of Love + Unity + Vision Photo Exhibit | Sept 2018

20 Black Years of Love, Unity and Vision is a photo project featuring the transformational art and culture scene of Washington, DC through photographic lens of the Black L.U.V. Festival. 

Exhibit runs Sept 1- Oct 11, 2018 at Blind Whino.


Back2Africa Tour 2018 & 2019

partnership with The Adinkra Group

BACK2Africa is a performance tour and documentary film that follows the Washington DC based Go-Go Band – The Backyard Band – on a journey from Washington, DC to Ghana, West Africa to connect with their ancestral roots through music and culture.

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Social Art and Culture

Southeast Washington, Washington, District of Columbia 20019, United States

Hours

Mon

Closed

Tue

By Appointment

Wed

10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Thu

By Appointment

Fri

10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Sat

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Sun

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