Hi-ARTS has collaborated with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for over sixteen years through presentations and co-presentations at the D.C. Hip-Hop Theater Festival. In 2014, our organization produced One Mic at the Center, which was a three week-long global Hip-Hop Culture festival. As part of One Mic, Nas performed with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO). In 2016, Hi-ARTS was named Curator in Residence of Hip-Hop Culture at the Kennedy Center.