About Us

Committee Members

Kate Goodall

Co-Founder and CEO

Virginia Shore

Artistic Director, Visual Arts
Halcyon, By The People

Septime Webre

Artistic Director, Performing Arts
Halcyon, By The People

Dadi Akhavan

Founder and CEO

Jenny Bilfield

Washington Performing Arts

Ian Callender

Blind Whino SW Arts Club

Kevin Clinton

Chief Operating Officer
Federal City Council

Kate Damon

Kaze Design

Christopher B. Denby

Kimberly E. Douglas

Director, Theater Operations & Programming
Building Bridges Across the River

Rachel Goslins

Arts & Industries Building, Smithsonian Institution

Ava LaTanya Hilton

Executive Director

Philippa Hughes

Pink Line Project

Sarah Ingersoll

Irfana Jetha Noorani

Deputy Director
11th Street Bridge Park, a project of Building Bridges Across the River

Kay Kendall

Sandro Kereselidze

Founder/Art Director

Dorothy Kosinski

The Phillips Collection

Svetlana Legetic

BYT Media

Maryann Lombardi

Chief Creative Economy Officer
DC Office of Cable TV, Film, Music and Entertainment/202Creates

Nora Maccoby


Kuti Mack


Jennifer Maguire

Director of Strategy

Robin McClain

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Destination DC

Linn Meyers


Erik Moses

Senior VP and Managing Director, Sports & Entertainment
Events DC

Tendani Mpulubusi

Chief Executive Officer
8 Arts & Culture

Lee Anne Myslewski

Director, Artistic Administration
Wolf Trap Opera

Maggie O'Neill


Dan Rose

Director, Office of Event Management
Washington National Cathedral

Kim Sajet

Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery

Jayne Sandman


Sanjit Sethi

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, George Washington University

Jessica Stafford Davis

The Agora Culture

Kate Warren


Katarina Weir

Executive Director
YOA Orchestra of the Americas

Karima Woods

Director, Business Development and Strategy
Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

Sponsors & Partners


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By The People is presented by Halcyon, a D.C.-based convener and family of incubators for artists, entrepreneurs and social innovators. But, this event would not be possible without the tireless work of a much larger committee and networks of supporters.

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By The People is proudly supported by a bold community of individuals and organizations, that like us, strive to connect people across divides and create solutions for a better world. You too can become a part of the community – consider one of our several sponsorship opportunities. We can’t do this without you.

Reasons to Sponsor By The People

  • It’s Time. Now more than ever, we need a festival dedicated to connecting people across divides through art and dialogue.
  • Powerful Activation. Citizens and visitors across the greater Washington, D.C. areas will celebrate their individual and collective creative expressions to re-imagine and transform communities. 
  • Enhanced Corporate Community. Your employees will enjoy event activities that build enthusiasm, teamwork and loyalty through volunteer opportunities and hospitality at private events. They will enjoy premium venue access, networking with constituents and more. 
  • One-to-One Marketing. By The People will provide a unique opportunity for your organization to interact directly with thousands of customers and prospects at venues throughout the greater Washington, D.C. area. Maximize your return, whether it's through experiential marketing, product sampling, distribution of coupons, sweepstakes or contest opportunities. 

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