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.

Each year, Halcyon Dialogue chooses a 21st century topic - think implications of robots for global society or digital privacy issues - then brings together leaders from across industries to discuss and publish their collective thoughts.

An event series featuring visionary women leaders in conversation with one another about the future of their industries. 

News

Monday
6
10

An Art Barge, Virtual Reality Poetry, A Local Fair, And More To Expect At This Year’s By The People Festival

Eliza Berkon, DCist

"For the next two weeks, a onetime Jonathan Adler outpost is being repurposed as a gallery for the work of 51 local artists—including an angular fountain, a...

Tuesday
6
4

By The People festival returns with floating art, museums ’til midnight

Rachel Nania, WTOP

"As the temperatures in D.C. continue to rise, so do the number of boats on the Potomac and Anacostia rivers. But this summer, one barge will stand out from...

Friday
5
31

View Art for Free at the By the People Festival, June 15-23

Brianna Persons, Our Community Now

When we think of the arts, we usually picture fancy black-tie galas and paintings with million-dollar price tags. And while that's definitely a thing, some...

Thursday
5
16

Summer Arts Preview

Gary Tischler, The Georgetowner

By The People, the international arts and civic dialogue festival organized by Georgetown-based nonprofit Halcyon, will return for two weeks in June....

Wednesday
5
15

Why Amazon’s HQ2 landlord just joined Halcyon’s board

Sara Gilgore, Washington Business Journal

JBG Smith Properties CEO Matt Kelly joining the 2-year-old nonprofit’s board of directors might sound like an odd match. But, he says, the marriage makes...

Tuesday
5
14

Where Traveler magazine shares the top summer festivals of 2019

Where Traveler magazine editor Anne Kim-Dannabale, shares the top summer festivals of 2019 in the DC region.

Watch the segment here. 

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