Artivate Artists Perform and Teach for Everyone – Anywhere!

  • May 27, 2021


As region-wide pandemic restrictions relax and a sense of optimism grows, it’s a great time to think about planning an arts experience for your community. In-person programs are becoming increasingly possible as venues reopen and events are hosted outdoors, taking advantage of warm weather and sunshine. Virtual performances and workshops continue to be an excellent option to consider as well, whether you’re gathering in person, remotely, or as an in-person/virtual mix. Our artists offer a range of presentation styles and interactive components, all tailored to fit your goals, schedule, logistical needs, audience, and budget. No matter what your needs may be, we can help you plan customized programs that educate and inspire.

Photo: Students at Southern High School in Anne Arundel County work on completing a glass mosaic mural. The mural, funded, in part, by an Arts in Education Residency grant from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, supports Southern’s new Global Community Citizenship program and the school’s signature program in Design Thinking. The residency, initiated in March 2020 prior to COVID-19-related shutdowns, was led by Artivate artist Carien Quiroga. The mural will be installed outside the school.

Dance  –  Music  –  Storytelling  –  Theatre –  Visual Arts

Our brochure has always been a great way to view artists and programs at-a-glance, and we’ve updated it this year to include new details and handy interactive features. Embedded links now bring you straight to our website for in-depth information about program planning, funding, and logistics, and directly to artists’ pages for program options, photos, biographies, and testimonials. Use this year’s brochure now, as you plan ahead for summer and fall – and keep an eye out for our 2021-2022 brochure, available later this summer.

As you think ahead to summer and the new school year, we can help you plan engaging cultural arts experiences for your community. Contact Diana Schenck, our Director of Artist and Community Programming,, for more information, or to explore the possibilities!


We continue to receive wonderful feedback from our school and community partners about recent performances and workshops led by our artists:

Mark H Rooney – virtual taiko performance for elementary grades:

Mark was excellent and the kids loved it. They were engaged throughout his presentation and performance.

– Lower School Librarian, Maret School, Washington, DC

Flow Circus – virtual Science of Awesome performance for grades 4-6:

(Flow Circus) did a great job of using multiple cameras and keeping the show exciting while online.

– PTA parent, Sangster Elementary School, Fairfax County Public Schools

Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo – virtual Asia FantAsia performance for young children & their families:

Robert did a fantastic job adapting his presentation to a younger audience (1-3-year-olds). One parent shared that her daughter has been talking about Old Man Cranky Poe all week, which is a testament to how engaging the storytelling was… The kids were engaged for one entire hour and had the opportunity to ask him questions at the end which I’m sure meant a lot for them and their families.

– Youth Programs Coordinator, City of Hyattsville, Prince George’s County, MD

Step Afrika! – virtual performance for grades 6-8:

What a great experience. The energy and enthusiasm of the dancers was incredible.

– Assistant Head of Middle School, The Harker School, San Jose, CA