S&R Foundation is thrilled to welcome one of the most brilliant artistic minds in the nation’s capital, announcing today that Septime Webre is joining the organization as Artistic Director. Starting this Fall, Septime will curate S&R’s new performance series, Halcyon Stage, a platform for creativity that will showcase music, dance, and interdisciplinary work. "It's thrilling to join the S&R team, who is deeply committed to supporting emerging creatives," said Webre.
S&R Foundation today announced the 12 D.C. Artists selected for the pilot Studios Program at The Fillmore School. S&R is a Washington, DC-based non-profit that supports gifted individuals in the arts, sciences and social entrepreneurship. The S&R Foundation purchased the historic Georgetown building in June 2015, and decided to open it up for use by local artists while a larger planning and renovation process for the site is pending.
Sachiko Kuno, CEO of S&R Foundation, raised awareness of the Halycon Incubator at the White House Correspondents’ Garden Brunch.
In a hot real estate market, the cost of studio space makes it hard to find an affordable place to paint or sculpt, perfect a play, or write a new song. In the tony Georgetown neighborhood, local artists have a unique opportunity to apply for half a year of studio space — rent free. Kate Goodall is Chief Operating Officer at S&R Foundation, a D.C.-based nonprofit. “Our mission is to support emerging creatives to make a positive change in the world,” she says, “and that goes for social enterprise and arts and science.”
D.C. has been bleeding arts, music, and other DIY spaces amid the real estate boom, so news of free studio space is a welcome reprieve.
The non-profit S&R Foundation has announced that it will offer six months of studio space for up to ten artists at the old Fillmore School building in Georgetown. District-based, emerging artists of any discipline who address social issues in their work or seek to inspire social change are encouraged to apply by April 6.
The historic Georgetown building S&R Foundation purchased for $16.5 million last June is taking steps toward its future identity as an arts incubator.
The D.C.-based nonprofit announced Monday the launch of a pilot “Studios Program” at Fillmore School, which will serve as studio space for up to 10 artists pursuing independent study and individual artistic practice, according to the organization.
Recognizing the District’s need for studio space for artists, the S&R Foundation is offering local artists six months of free space in the Fillmore School in Georgetown.
The Washington non-profit organization, which bought the building last June, will accept up to 10 “emerging” artists for its Studios Program.
Watch a video interview with COO Kate Goodall, led by GenHERation’s CEO Katlyn Grasso
Kate Goodall grew up in Hertfordshire, England, and moved to Alexandria at age 14. She wanted to be an architect, but after studying world lit and nautical archaeology, she entered the museum realm and never looked back. At S&R Foundation, Goodall helped triple its size and create its key programs, including a new Fillmore incubator to mold socially minded artists.