"Arts for All" is the rallying cry at Joe's, a hub of cultural and community activity that has served Prince George's County for over 25 years. Open 350 days a year for arts education, performances, rehearsals, and cultural programs, Joe’s is a safe, out-of-school time haven for youth, offering arts activities that nurture confidence, creativity, and connection. Joe’s works with local schools to infuse arts into the curriculum, introducing diverse pathways for learning. For young adults, CreativeWorks provides college and career readiness training in the creative industries and at least a year of follow-up support. And anyone can swing by Joe’s for classes in yoga, hip hop, Pilates, aerial dance, hand dance, and belly dance – or a performance in the new outdoor or indoor theater. At Joe’s, artists and residents work to build a better community – for the greater good.

Headquarters: MD-Prince George's County

Where They Operate: DC-Ward 4; DC-Ward 5; DC-Ward 6; DC-Ward 7; DC-Ward 8; MD-Montgomery County; MD-Prince George's County; VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-City of Alexandria; Mount Rainer, MD; Brentwood, MD; North Brentwood, MD; Hyattsville, MD; Riverdale, MD; Bladensburg, MD; University Park, MD; College Park, MD

Age Groups Served: All

Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members

Schools They Work In: Mount Rainier Elementary School; Thomas Stone Elementary School; Lewisdale Elementary School; Oaklands Elementary School; Rogers Heights Elementary School

  • Number of people who attend community performances and events annually:   80,000
  • Value of scholarships awarded to low-income youth:   $70,000
  • Number of people (clients, students, seniors, youth, etc) served annually by our arts outreach programming:  
    18,000 children served through after school programs, summer camp and youth outreach
  • Number of local artists provided with affordable rehearsal and performance space:   50
  • Years of providing educational and artistic experiences:   26

Awards & Recognition

• Selection for a third time for inclusion in The Catalogue for Philanthropy! 2013-14

• ARTPlace award of $240,000 for the Art Lives Here project supporting economic and artistic development in the Gateway Arts District, May 2013

• Alan M. Kriegsman Award for Service to the Dance Community. Presented by the Dance/Metro DC at the 9th Annual Metro DC Dance Awards, Kennedy Center, September 2009

• Featured program for innovative movement classes on CNN’s Health Access, December 2008

• Finalist for Arts Education by the Dance Metro DC Awards, September 2006

• What’s Hot in Prince George’s County. The Washington Post, Jan. 2005

• Excellence in Special Events for Community Revitalization Award by the Maryland Downtown Development Association, 2000

• Arts Organization of the Year, Prince George’s Arts Council, 1999


Budget (FY2023)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for Joe's Movement Emporium is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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