Annual Report 2023

2023-10-01 Glen Echo Arts Festival

We had another year of tremendous growth in 2023! We presented some of Brazil’s biggest artists, including Monobloco, Diogo Nogueira, and Djavan (co-presented with Strathmore), and our performance ensembles participated in some amazing festivals here in Maryland and the DC area. Our reputation as a center for Brazilian arts and culture is growing and we are looking forward to expanding further in 2024.

We are excited to announce that we entered an official partnership with Levine Music to present EducArte’s Brazilian dance and percussion classes in Silver Spring, Montgomery County starting in January 2024. Levine is the largest and most prestigious community music school in our region, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to add Brazil’s vibrant music and dance to their offerings.

We sincerely thank all of our funders and donors for your support this year. Your support is essential to our community-driven mission to build a community around music, dance, and culture.

Quick facts and numbers

In 2023, we served approximately 12,000 in our community through concerts, workshops, performances, panel discussions, and more.


  • Concerts: Larry & Joe, Monobloco, Djavan (co-presented with Strathmore), Iuri Bittar & Almir Côrtes (co-presented with Creative Alliance), Richard Miller (co-presented with Brentwood Arts Exchange), Diogo Nogueira
  • Festivals: Viva Brasil!, Maryland Folklife Festival, Glen Echo Park’s Latino Arts Festival
  • Music lessons in Brazilian Portuguese, in partnership with ABRACE
  • Brazilian percussion and dance class series


In 2023, EducArte raised over $135,000, including about $12,000 in individual contributions, $19,000 in institutional grants, and $105,000 in governmental grants. 

We received grants from the following institutions: Anacostia Trails Heritage Area, Cafritz Foundation, Consulate of Brazil in Washington DC, Crescent Cities Charities, Dimick Foundation, Embassy of Brazil in Washington DC, Maryland State Arts Council, Maryland Humanities, and Mid Atlantic Arts.

Financial report

In 2023, we paid about $70,000 to artists to perform and teach in our programs. 76% of our expenses went to programming and 24% went the general and administrative costs.

2023 Expense breakdown

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