Artivate, Inc. Is Now Part Of The Levine Music Family!

Artivate, Inc. is now part of the Levine Music family!

  • April 12, 2023

After more than 25 years of connecting artists with communities for engaging and inspirational programming, Artivate’s Board of Directors recently voted to preserve and extend this work by allowing the organization’s full operations and programming to be acquired by Levine Music, the DC region’s preeminent center for music education.  Levine Music’s longstanding focus on community partnerships and community-focused programming pairs beautifully with Artivate’s mission and history. This transition underscores Levine’s core pillars—education, performance, and community—and preserves Artivate’s community impact for…

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Introducing The Artivate Arts In Education Fund!

Introducing the Artivate Arts in Education Fund!

  • August 22, 2022

As we reflect on the past and embark on a path of renewal, breathing life into our connections with the community, we remain intently focused on our mission to engage communities to create interactive arts experiences that inspire learning.

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Reflection And Renewal

Reflection and Renewal

  • June 22, 2022

As another fiscal year comes to a close for Artivate, we’re excited to share our progress as our new normal comes into view. The pandemic greatly affected our organization – as it did the rest of the world – and we’ve had to continue to think creatively, adapt, and envision new possibilities. Working closely with our artists and our programming partners this past year, we’ve been able to deliver – as of today – 398 individual performances and workshops. These…

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A Fond Fairwell…

A Fond Fairwell…

  • May 17, 2022

Claire Marcil Schwadron started her career at Artivate as an outreach coordinator back in 2000, when we were known as Class Acts Arts. In 2003, Claire became Director of Project Youth ArtReach (PYA), our core program focused on providing visual, performing, and literary arts opportunities for teens and adults inside detention centers. During her tenure, Claire has become a national leader and innovator in arts-in-corrections, expanding PYA programs across Maryland, creating a model for culturally and artistically diverse workshops and community collaborations inside correctional facilities.…

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May Is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

  • April 14, 2022

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands,…

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Celebrating National Arab American Heritage Month

Celebrating National Arab American Heritage Month

  • March 17, 2022

National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM) is a time for celebrating the history, contributions, and culture of the diverse population of over 3.5 million Arab Americans. Arab Americans can trace their ancestry to the countries from which they or their ancestors migrated to the United States. These countries include Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. In 2019, U.S Representatives issued a congressional resolution…

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Celebrate And Advocate In March!

Celebrate and Advocate in March!

  • February 17, 2022

As we look ahead from winter to spring activities, March provides multiple opportunities to enhance art education while advocating for visual and performing arts though Music In Our Schools Month®, Theatre in Our Schools, and Youth Art Month. Each of these events provides opportunities to add enrichment activities to class time or out of school time. Visit each website to find out ways you can take part in state or national activities or discover ideas to help you craft your own.  If its…

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Celebrate Black History Month With Artivate Artists!

Celebrate Black History Month with Artivate Artists!

  • January 14, 2022

Black History Month celebrates important people and events in the history of the African Diaspora. Each February, many schools and communities celebrate Black History Month through performances, activities, and special events. Several Artivate artists take pride in sharing the heritage and culture of Africans and the African Diaspora year-round through their educational programs. Artists can provide virtual or in-person programming, adapting and accommodating to the needs of the audience as well as pandemic protocols. Here are a few ideas from Artivate artists…

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Programming: Where Have We Been?

Programming: Where have we been?

  • December 17, 2021

We are deeply grateful for your past support of Artivate during our 25 years in the community. Over the past year, funders have helped us provide more than 300 programs, either virtually or in-person, across the Maryland, Washington, DC, and northern Virginia region, in 14 counties, for over 25,000 audience members. Our diverse group of skilled, engaging artists have been wonderful collaborators this year, exploring new ways to provide programming via virtual platforms and adapting in-person programs to accommodate a…

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