Our Approach

We Pursue Solutions

In the face of all the challenges that we live with as individuals and communities, pursuing solutions can feel impossible. We are emboldened by the wisdom, “You are not obliged to complete the work, but neither are you free to desist from it.”

With Partners

There is an aphorism that says, “To go quickly go alone. To go far, go together.” In our work we commonly partner to increase the quality and impact of our practice.

For Fun

Suffragist Emma Goldman is reported to have said, “If I can’t dance I don’t want to be part of your revolution,” which reminds us that even while addressing serious topics the arts have a valuable capacity to entertain.

Day Eight creates...


From dance to spoken word poetry, Day Eight produces performances.


Our commitment to documenting the work of artists includes partnering with scholars.


Our arts journalism fellowship, annual arts journalism conference, and summer intensive, are unique learning opportunities.


Our events are developed with communities and community partners.

Ecological Engagement

Our social practice arts projects include the Anacostia Swim Club, an eco-arts retreat, and connected somatic projects.


Our exhibitions are grounded in scholarship and connect the work of contemporary artists to broader social practice issues.