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Day Eight is committed to a collaborative, community-based approach to creation. In the past twelve months Day Eight has completed several projects representative of the company’s work.
Bettmann Dances premiered and performed excerpts of the new evening-length work Quis Custodiet, a project created to address the issue of security. Creation of the work was supported by a successful Kickstarter campaign (www.kickstarter.com), which raised over $4,000 in individual gifts.
Since 2005, Bourgeon has been helping local artists develop quality articles about their work to help them gain exposure and reach new audience. This past year, the magazine created a Student Arts Journalism Challenge to identify and support the next generation of arts journalists. Over twenty students attending Howard University, the University of the District of Columbia, American University, Georgetown University, and George Washington University submitted original works of arts journalism which were judged and evaluated by professional arts critics from the Washington Post and the Bourgeon editorial board. The inaugural-year winner, Caroline Klibanoff, received her award in March in a public ceremony.
To grow awareness of our programming and share the value of the articles published online, the Board of Directors of Day Eight is supporting creation of a book containing articles published in the first five years of the publication’s existence. This compilation will be distributed free of charge to DC public schools and to DC public libraries.