Join Us For Brunch

Join us for Brunch

  • June 14, 2019

Join Artivate Board Member Ronesha Butler and friends on June 23rd from noon to 2 pm for an afternoon of good food and great conversation with Artivate teaching artist Arturo Ho, benefiting the artist programming of Artivate.

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Mosaics And Music: Make Peace The News – Sunday, June 2

Mosaics and Music: Make Peace the News – Sunday, June 2

  • May 22, 2019

Sunday, June 2nd3:00 to 5:00 pmDawson's Market in Rockville Town Square225 North Washington Street Please join Artivate and the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation to "Make Peace the News" at Mosaics & Music! This event will feature the unveiling of a community mosaic mural panel created at the 2018 Peace Day with Artivate ceramic artist Carien Quiroga, which is pictured in progress above. Also featured will be a performance by Artivate teaching artist Wytold, as well as spoken word performances celebrating…

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Glen Echo Park Carousel Day 2019

Glen Echo Park Carousel Day 2019

  • April 25, 2019

Artivate is proud to sponsor performances by our artists at Glen Echo Park’s Carousel Day!
Look for Artivate artists Barynya, Cantaré, and Mark H Rooney performing throughout the day in the Bumper Car Pavilion and the Spanish Ballroom.

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Wells Fargo Cultural Excellence Grant Supports Programming At Title I Schools

Wells Fargo Cultural Excellence Grant Supports Programming at Title I Schools

  • April 23, 2019

Artivate is pleased to announce new funding available to Title I schools through a generous Cultural Excellence Grant from Wells Fargo. Qualifying schools in Washington, D.C. and select counties in Maryland (Montgomery County, Prince George's) and Virginia (Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, Fairfax) will receive funding as a 50/50 match of program fees for a performance program taking place now through November 30, 2019 (travel fee additional; some restrictions apply). Funding will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis to schools…

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House Concert Featuring Cantaré And José André

House Concert featuring Cantaré and José André

  • March 27, 2019

Join us for an afternoon of music with Cantaré (award-winning vocalist Cecilia Esquivel and guitar master Dani Cortaza), one of the amazing artist groups that Artivate, Inc. sends to engage and inspire students in schools all over the MD/DC/NoVa region. We also welcome a special guest, 14-year old Bolivian jazz pianist José André Montaño, who performs throughout the world at his young age, and has been a busy & beloved member of the DC jazz community since relocating to Washington,…

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THANK YOU!!!

THANK YOU!!!

  • January 25, 2019

We are truly grateful to you and to all of our supporters. You make it possible for Artivate to continue our work with talented, professional teaching artists who bring high quality, educational programming to communities throughout the state of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and northern Virginia. The generosity of Artivate's supporters during our Annual Campaign resulted in over $8,250 in contributions to sustain the efforts of artists in schools and communities. Plus, the annual Takoma Park Alternative Gift Fair…

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Dom Flemons – The American Songster On National Public Radio

Dom Flemons – The American Songster on National Public Radio

  • January 11, 2019

Dom Flemons: The American Songster (photo by Timothy Duffy) Last weekend on NPR's "All Things Considered," GRAMMY Award winner Dom Flemons was interviewed about his new album, Black Cowboys: "Flemons presents a new image of the American cowboy - one that isn't exclusively white... Many songs will be new to most listeners, but a handful, like Flemon's rendition of 'Home on the Range,' are instantly recognizable." Ryan Heinsius , NPR Black Cowboys has been nominated for a 2019 GRAMMY Award for Best Folk Album…

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Support Artists In Our Local Communities

Support Artists in Our Local Communities

  • December 12, 2018

In this season of giving thanks, we are grateful to you and to all of our supporters. You make it possible for Artivate to continue our work with talented, professional teaching artists who bring high quality, educational programming to communities throughout the state of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and northern Virginia. Your support continues the tradition of the “Artivate Roster,” an annual publication featuring thirty-two of our 50+ artists, focusing on content appropriate for educational and family-centered community settings…

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International Flair And Global Resonance

International Flair and Global Resonance

  • November 6, 2018

Kwame Ansah-Brew of Anansegromma of Ghana was invited to open a memorial tribute to former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the United Nations in New York City on September 21st, 2018. Kwame was personally asked by Ghana's Ambassador to the United Nations, Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, who knew of Kwame's talent as a musician and drummer, and recognized him as the ideal artist to present the cultural traditions of their homeland. Kwame played a ceremonial dirge of the Asante Kingdom (on the odurugya…

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