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Enriching Experiences

Enriching Experiences brings concerts and dance performances to senior communities in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. This year, we are offering virtual programming as well as accepting requests for safe outdoor performances on a case-by-case basis.

What to expect:
We want to provide programming in whichever way is best for your community, so are offering the following options:

  1. A virtual pre-recorded performance: This consists of a 15-30 minute pre-recorded video by a Washington Performing Arts Teaching Artist shared with you through a private YouTube link.
  2. A virtual live-streamed performance: This is 15-30 minute live-streamed performance by a Washington Performing Arts Teaching Artist that will watched in real time.
  3. In-person outdoor performance: This is a 30-45 minute live in-person performance which takes place outdoors, and guarantees safe ways for an audience to watch. An example of this is a performance that takes place outside, and residents watch from their own balconies.

Who are the artists?
You can see which artists are available by looking through our artist roster. You will be able to request your top three artists when you sign up. Washington Performing Arts staff will do their best to pair you with one of your top three artists, based on artist availability.

How to schedule a performance:

  1. Fill out the performance request form. (For organizations that do not have the capacity to pay for a performance, a limited number of free performances are available on a first-come first-served basis.)
  2. After Washington Performing Arts receives your request for a performance, staff will confirm if we can fulfill your request within two weeks of receiving it.
  3. If a live-stream or in-person performance, WPA staff will connect you to your assigned artist so that you may communicate directly to determine further details about the performance. ‚ÄčIf a pre-recorded performance, WPA staff will share a private YouTube link to the video. We will also send an agreement form for you to sign.

Questions? Contact us at EES@washingtonperformingarts.org or (202) 533-1894.

The Enriching Experiences program was founded in 1989 by the Washington Performing Arts Women's Committee.