We are passionate about engaging the District's creative community.
Led by the DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment (OCTFME) and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH), 202Creates engages residents through events and activities that build and enrich our communities across all 8 wards.
202Creates also features conversations with innovators, residents, and businesses with a goal of furthering engagement between government and the creative economy.
OCTFME's award-winning content provides information on government activity, education, current events, history, arts and entertainment through its three cable television channels (DCN, DKN, DCC), and public access to the governmental process and insights into life in the District. OCTFME is dedicated to providing quality diverse programming and services that seek to educate, enlighten, and empower the residents of the District of Columbia.
The agency offers various services to local and out-of-state film, television, video, entertainment, interactive, multimedia, and digital media content creators, including: production and parking permitting; location scouting; production support; hotel; restaurant and transportation assistance; and job placement assistance and workforce development. OCTFME engages the community to create a greater understanding of the media industry as a whole, the content/media-making process, and the professional skills required to become a marketable media industry professional.
Since 1968, The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities has developed and promoted local artists, organizations and activities. CAH provides grants, professional opportunities, education enrichment, and other programs and services to individuals and nonprofit organizations in all communities within the District of Columbia. The Arts Commission is supported primarily by District government funds and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Recognizing the changing dynamics within the city, CAH is poised to increase their depth and expand their breadth of creative opportunities for residents and visitors. With programs including: DC Creates Public Art, Arts Learning and Outreach and Arts Building Communities (Grants and Programs), CAH will be the leading voice for arts and culture in the city, thereby elevating the impact of the arts and humanities locally, nationally and internationally.
The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) is charged with executing the Mayor's economic development strategy. When it comes to economic development in the District, there are five priority goals that DMPED is helping to build the Pathway to the Middle Class including to: increase affordable housing; grow DC’s technology and innovation employment sector; achieve significant progress on large-scale and neighborhood real estate development projects; create a vibrant and competitive place for job creation, relocation, and growth; and making DMPED a more open and transparent agency.