Washington Ballet’s departing director Septime Webre named to S&R Foundation

Septime Webre, who on June 30 steps down as artistic director of the Washington Ballet, will join S&R Foundation as its artistic director, the arts foundation announced today.

Webre will curate the S&R Foundation’s new performance series, titled Halcyon Stage, which will present music, dance and lectures on the arts, said Kate Goodall, the foundation’s chief operating officer.

Septime Webre to become Artistic Director for S&R Foundation

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 Introduces 12 D.C.-Based Artists Selected for Pilot Studios Program at Historic Fillmore School in Georgetown

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.

Fillmore School, an Arts Incubator for D.C. Creatives

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.”

Foundation to Offer Free Studio Space for 10 Artists in Georgetown

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.

S&R Foundation Launches Georgetown-Based Pilot for 'Emerging Artists'

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.