Performing Through A Lens: An Artist’s Perspective With Billy B.

Performing Through A Lens: An Artist’s Perspective with Billy B.

  • July 28, 2021

William Brennan, aka “Billy B.,”one of our veteran artists, has electrified children and teachers alike with his exciting, unique style of combining environmental education and entertainment. A trained educator turned performer, Billy B. writes and performs original songs to teach children of all ages about the wonders of natural science, ecology, and the environment. He has performed at The Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian Institution, and in schools, museums, and conferences across the country. We asked Billy B. to tell us…

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See Artivate Artists In Your Community This Summer!

See Artivate Artists in your Community this Summer!

  • June 27, 2021

We’ve finally made it through the most challenging school year we’ve ever experienced and SCHOOL’s OUT FOR SUMMER!! We made it! Now that it’s safer to attend public events, many libraries are scheduling summer performances outdoors and many local festivals, concert series, and other public events are resuming. Virtual performances still offer families a chance for a fun activity they can enjoy together from anywhere. If you’re looking for family friendly activities, consider some of the programs by Artivate Artists happening across the region. Visit…

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Artivate Artists Perform And Teach For Everyone – Anywhere!

Artivate Artists Perform and Teach for Everyone – Anywhere!

  • May 27, 2021

PRESENTATION STYLES TO SUIT YOUR AUDIENCE 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…

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Year-Long Virtual Drawing & Painting Workshops For Montgomery County Teens

Year-Long Virtual Drawing & Painting Workshops for Montgomery County Teens

  • April 29, 2021

For the past few years, Artivate has partnered with Identity, Inc., to create after-school arts experiences for high school students who participate in Identity’s Wellness Center programs. Identity provides an array of services for at-risk teens in Montgomery County, improving their chances for success in their schools and communities. This partnership is an example of Artivate’s mission to extend our reach into underserved communities, offering high-quality programming to marginalized young people. See www.identity-youth.org for more information about the outstanding work…

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Dreaming Of Springtime – And Beyond!

Dreaming of springtime – and beyond!

  • February 26, 2021

Springtime – with warmer temperatures, longer days, and blooming cherry blossoms – can be a great time to plan an uplifting, engaging arts program for your school or community. Virtual performances and workshops continue to be an excellent option to consider, whether you’re gathering in person, remotely, or as an in-person/virtual mix. Our programs can be presented on a variety of digital platforms and offer a range of presentation styles and interactive components, all tailored to fit your goals, schedule,…

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Why Artivate?

Why Artivate?

  • December 30, 2020

Two years ago, I was invited to attend a concert at the home of a friend, former colleague, and Artivate Board member, Priscilla Peterson. It was music performed by two incredible musicians, Solomia Gorokhivska and Andre Pidkivka of Gerdan, who are Artivate roster artists. I was blown away! Having said that, as a professional oboist with many many years of concerts performed and concerts heard, being blown away is not something that happens very often. I became interested in Artivate…

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Customized Arts Experiences For Schools And Communities

Customized Arts Experiences for Schools and Communities

  • December 18, 2020

The first half of the 2020-2021 season/school year has been a time of unusual circumstances and unexpected challenges – but also a time of creative solutions and bold new endeavors. It’s exciting to brainstorm with our program presenters and to work with our artists to develop new means of connecting with audiences. In many ways, the program planning process is the same as it’s always been – considering art forms, cultures, and traditions to highlight, thinking about curriculum connections, navigating…

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