Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
Article 27, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

A key component of our city’s economy and its vibrancy, the arts and humanities help to make D.C. a world class city. David fully supports the District’s historic commitment to the arts and humanities, not just financially but with engagement and support.

  • Financial Support for the Arts: As a member of the Committee on Finance and Revenue, David will spend time working to ensure that the grant process at the Commission on Arts and Humanities is professionalized. Financial support should be made available to all sizes of arts entities across the city. He will be closely monitoring how well the Commission distributes the money allocated to it in the budget process. David helped found ArtsAction D.C. to foster a more comprehensive dialogue between the city's creative communities and the government.
  • Public Engagement and Support: David and his wife Serra are passionate supporters of the arts in the District. In addition, to attending performances and gallery events, David worked to bring the arts to the Wilson Building. In 2013, the office hosted an Arts Open House celebrating the work of artists whose paintings and photographs are featured in our office. In February 2014, David hosted a Poetry Slam featuring the D.C. Poet Laureate and youth poets from around the city, and in November 2014 David joined ArtsAction D.C. and Washington Performing Arts to host a "jam session" of musicians at the Wilson Building.