Introduced in June, 2008, CultureCapital.com connects people to the heart of the thriving arts and culture community in the Greater Washington, DC region including the District of Columbia; Montgomery, Prince George's, Arlington and Fairfax Counties; and the City of Alexandria.
This virtual arts marketplace provides comprehensive information and reliable ticket-purchase options for shows, performances, classes and exhibitions offered by more than 300 regional arts organizations and cultural institutions, making it the region's richest and most diverse collection of arts and culture activities. CultureCapital.com strives to be inclusive and includes big names and small groups alike, giving users access to all the hot hits and hidden jewels the DC region has to offer.
The Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington is a leader in supporting, developing and promoting the Metropolitan Washington, DC region as the arts and culture capital of our nation.
CultureCapital is supported by Ovations/Comcast, Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Eugene and Agnes Meyer Foundation, the Marpat Foundation Inc., and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
The Dining Guide is produced in conjunction with the Restaurant Association of Metro Washington (RAMW), representing restaurants and the food service industry in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area.
Promoting Your Programming on CultureCapital
CultureCapital, the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington's online arts and culture calendar, is a member benefit that assists you with promoting your programming to the public.
Participants submit their performances, exhibitions, classes, lectures, etc. into CultureCapital. Each "event" listing includes the date/range of dates, venue, presenter, description, cost, a link to the presenter's box office and a photo. The system automatically assigns venue information, directions (including driving and METRO information) and a link to the organization's website. Participants also choose categories (e.g. theatre, dance, classes) and subcategories (e.g. dance classes, art classes). Visitors can then search for an arts and culture activity by title, presenter, venue, region, date/range of dates and/or artistic discipline.
To augment the CultureCapital website and provide more visibility to participants, the CultureCapital INSIDER e-blast is sent to an opt-in subscriber list each Tuesday. The INSIDER focuses on the week ahead in the categories of Openings, Last Chance, Limited Engagement, One-Nite-Only, Free and On a Budget. Events listed in the INSIDER are extracted from the CultureCapital site. A minimum of three events each week are featured as Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels with complete descriptions and a photo.
Use of CultureCapital is limited to members in good standing of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington who
have paid an annual participation fee.
If your organization has a budget of $500,000 or less, contact your local arts commission or arts council regarding scholarship opportunities.
SUBMITTING YOUR EVENTS TO CULTURECAPITAL
CultureCapital participants can submit events up to 7 days prior to the performance, exhibition, etc. by using the Submit an Event template found on every page on the website. Participants with 25 or more events can also submit events via a bulk upload form. Submitted events are then reviewed by the CultureCapital site administrator, within 5 days of receipt, to ensure that all required information has been submitted. The site administrator then approves the event or returns to the participant, noting any discrepancies.
Contact the CultureCapital Site Administrator.
Please note that CAGW makes no representations, guarantees, or warranties as to the information provided via this web site, and users of this web site are strictly responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness, currency and/or suitability of all information posted on it. CAGW specifically disclaims any and all liability for any claims or damages that may result from providing CultureCapital.com or the information it contains, including any web sites maintained by third parties and linked to CultureCapital.com. Visitors to CultureCapital.com understand and agree that CAGW is not responsible for any claims they may have based on their use of information obtained from this site.
Although CultureCapital.com reserves the right to edit submissions for grammar, style, accuracy and objectionable content, the responsibility for content rests with the organizations that are providing the information. The inclusion of links from this site does not imply endorsement by CAGW nor does it imply that CAGW is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorized to use any trade name, registered trademark, logo, or copyrighted symbol that may be reflected in those links. Specific questions regarding an entry should be directed to the appropriate organization and not to CAGW. CAGW and its partner organizations shall make only reasonable efforts to independently verify, and do not exert editorial control over, information on pages outside of the http://www.CultureCapital.com domain.
CAGW does not endorse any of the products, vendors, consultants, or documentation referenced in this web site. Any mention of vendors, products, or services is for informational purposes only.
CultureCapital is a trademark of Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington (CAGW).
Unless otherwise noted, all material on this website is copyrighted by CAGW and, except for your personal, noncommercial use, may not be downloaded, copied or modified.
In response to the needs of ensuring equal access to electronic and information technologies, CultureCapital.com has been developed according to a set of Universal Access Design standards for web pages. CAGW is pleased to provide an alternative medium for accessing information about our programs and services.
CultureCapital.com incorporates Universal Access Design standards for web pages into its codebase in recognition of those individuals with visual, physical or developmental disabilities. Universal Access Design calls for appropriate use of auxiliary aids and services where necessary to ensure clear communication. These standards are developed in part based on recommendations by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium). The process of incorporating Universal Access Design elements into CultureCapital.com will evolve as the site grows, and also as the standards themselves grow.