Services and Programs


Phillips@THEARC provides free arts-infused experiences promoting wellness. Tapping into creativity in everyday life experiences, interactive programs are tailored to parents and caregivers, older adults, and K-12 teachers and students.

Create-While-You-Wait is a drop-in and de-stress service designed for caregivers and families visiting THEARC. Developed in collaboration with Children’s Medical, Create-While-You-Wait is a creative, easy-access art and wellness activity. Monday & Tuesday, 2-4 pm.

Creativity and Wellness Workshops for Parents and Caregivers
With dinner and childcare provided, Creativity and Wellness Workshops for Parents and Caregivers combine mindfulness, relaxation, and creativity exercises that caregivers can practice at home.

“Tap” into Your Creativity
Phillips@THEARC will offer occasional “Tap” into Your Creativity evening programs for caregivers to sip, create, and recreate.

Artful Wellness Kit
Stressed-out? Stop by Phillips@THEARC for an Artful Wellness Kit to help you relax and have fun. The kit includes low-stress art exercises, a few life essentials, easy tips for using your five senses (proven to reduce stress), and a surprise.

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CreativiTEA is the Phillips’s new art and wellness program for older adults. We are partnering with Congress Heights Senior Wellness Center (DC Office on Aging), adding to its robust programming for residents of Ward 8. CreativiTEA meets once a month, rotating among the Wellness Center, Phillips@THEARC, and The Phillips Collection. During each program, participants discuss works from the museum’s collection, create art, and socialize with refreshments. CHSWC is managed by the Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative (FSFSC) and funded by a grant from the DC Office on Aging (DCOA) via the East River Family Strengthening Collaborative (ERFSC). 

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Free Field Trips to the Phillips
The Phillips will offer free field trips to the museum for Ward 7 and 8 DCPS schools.

Free Teacher Training
The Phillips will offer free teacher training on Prism.K12, the Phillips arts-integration methodology, to Ward 7 and 8 schools.  

Art Links to Learning
Art Links to Learning is the Phillips in-depth partnership program for DC Title-1 schools. Partnering school teachers and students work with the museum’s educators for three to five years on best-practice arts-integration. Currently, Art Links works with the Washington School for Girls at THEARC and Turner Elementary School (DCPS).

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