Our Programs

Equipping early-stage social entrepreneurs with the support they need to transform audacious ideas into scalable and sustainable ventures, and change the world.

At the intersection of art and social impact, this nine-month fellowship supports emerging artists with bold ideas of how art and creativity can be forces for social impact.

A series of high-level discussions among global leaders, experts and innovators, focusing on major topics—including implications of robots for global society, emergency management strategies, and social impact-based sciences.

A series featuring today's foremost visionaries and disruptors discussing real-world implications, opportunities and challenges of future trends. 

News

Friday
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Kate Goodall: By the People Festival aims to bridge cultural divides

Kate Goodall, The DC Line

What’s the best way to disrupt divisiveness?

"As co-founder of Halcyon — an incubator that frequently supports “disruptors” — it’s a question I...

Thursday
6
14

‘I’ve Found People Think Bigger When They’re Given More Space’

Lauren Boston, byGeorge
"150 FEET UNDERWATER, KATE GOODALL FOUGHT TO REJECT EVERY NATURAL IMPULSE. PANICKING WAS THE EASIEST WAY TO DIE.

Diving on shipwrecks off the coast of...

Wednesday
6
13

International By The People Festival Features Art and Dialogue June 21-24

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Halcyon today announced the final line-up of artists, performers, and speakers who will participate in...

Wednesday
6
13

June Arts Will Turn You Upside Down With Georg Baselitz

Pat Padua, DCist

By The People's satellite event CROCHET JAM @ TRANSFORMER mentioned in the DCist!

In conjunction with the Golden Triangle BID’s...

Wednesday
6
13

QUEERY: Stephanie Mercedes

Joey DiGuglielmo, Washington Blade

Like many great artists, Stephanie Mercedes stands out because she thinks of things that don’t occur to average folks.

For her piece “The Ring of...

Tuesday
6
12

DC’s own SXSW? Welcome to the inaugural ‘By the People’ festival

Rachel Nania, WTOP

WASHINGTON — Those who live in the D.C. area know that the region is brimming with creativity. The nation’s capital is home to a number of artists,...