In May 2014, the Mars Urban Arts Initiative (MUAI) was created by Washington Performing Arts with the generous support of Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated. The Mars Urban Arts Initiative currently works to fuel joint planning between Washington Performing Arts and grassroots neighborhood arts makers, local businesses, local arts institutions, and local residents. Washington Performing Arts utilizes its resources and connections with national and international artists to facilitate artist-to-artist dialogue, the sharing of artistic principles, and programs that amplify the voice and prominence of artists (performance/visual) living in the Washington, D.C. community.

For more information, contact the Mars Urban Arts Curator at (202) 384-1826 or via email at sstevens@washingtonperformingarts.org.

Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative is generously supported by Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated.