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Enriching Experiences

Enriching Experiences for Seniors (EES) brings performances and workshops in the areas of music, dance, theater, storytelling, and visual arts to senior communities in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Choose from our diverse roster of experienced Washington Performing Arts Teaching Artists/Ensembles to provide an enriching arts experience for your community!

Washington Performing Arts offers a limited number of free Enriching Experiences for Seniors (EES) programs to senior communities and service organizations on a first come, first served basis in Washington, D.C.; Montgomery or Prince George’s County in Maryland; or Arlington City, Alexandria City, Falls Church City or Fairfax County in Virginia. Organizations that have funding available are eligible to request EES programming on a fee-for-service basis.

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What to expect

A Washington Performing Arts Teaching Artist/Ensemble will conduct a 45-60 minute live performance or workshop that takes place on site in your community’s preferred event space.

How to schedule an EES program

  1. Review the EES Artist Roster and make three (3) choices of preferred artists.
  2. Complete the EES request form, including your top three artists in order of preference. Washington Performing Arts staff will do their best to pair you with one of these three artists, based on artist availability.
  3. Washington Performing Arts staff will contact you to confirm whether we can fulfill your request and inform you of which artist you have been paired with.
  4. Your assigned artist will contact you directly to schedule the performance or workshop and confirm any other details.
  5. Once the details of your EES have been finalized, Washington Performing Arts will send you a written agreement to sign to confirm the terms of your EES.

COVID-19 Safety

All Washington Performing Arts Teaching Artists are fully vaccinated and will make best efforts to accommodate any COVID-19-related procedures required by your community. There will be an opportunity for you to share these requirements in the EES request form.


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.