Uniting Communities Through The Power Of Art

Uniting Communities Through the Power of Art

  • June 5, 2020

From Our New Executive Director Dear Friends, On March 16th, I became executive director of Artivate after 17 years as Artivate’s director of Project Youth ArtReach. During these difficult times, my passion for this work – to unite communities through the power of art - is unwavering despite the challenges. Most disturbing, the recent killings of unarmed black Americans and the ongoing protests in response have highlighted the profound racial injustice that persists in the United States. It is completely…

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Uplifting Our Communities

Uplifting Our Communities

  • April 27, 2020

Dear Friends of Artivate, We hope you and your families are doing well during this challenging and worrisome time. We value our relationships with all our partners as we work together to provide engaging, educational, cultural arts experiences for children, teens and families. Our small, dedicated staff of four continues to work, exploring relief funding from government entities, reaching out to foundations, and doing everything we can to stay open, support our artists, and work with you in the future!…

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February 2020 Newsletter

February 2020 Newsletter

  • February 19, 2020

INSPIRE Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater on Tour Into the Great Unknown: African American Adventurers & Explorers                 This month Discovery Theater is celebrating Black History Month by touring their production of Into the Great Unknown. This program inspires audience members to dream big and achieve their challenging goals by telling the stories of nine heroic African American explorers who journeyed where others had not yet dared to go. Included in the cast of adventurers are…

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January 2020 Newsletter

January 2020 Newsletter

  • January 22, 2020

Welcome to Artivate's first monthly newsletter! We look forward to sharing our latest news with you each month. Look for information about or artists, our programs, and where you can experience our artists in your community.  INSPIRE Project Youth ArtReach: Mural for the Humane Society "I was hesitant to try to learn new skills but now I like painting, and I became motivated to make sure my work looks good! I'm proud of my contributions." In November 2019, lead artist…

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SEASONS GREETINGS FROM ARTIVATE

SEASONS GREETINGS FROM ARTIVATE

  • December 16, 2019

Interpretations of "My Tree," created by women during a Project Youth ArtReach workshop with Artivate artist, Arturo Ho, at Mongomery County Coorectional Facility, February 2019 (watercolor crayon on paper). Dear Friend and Arts Advocate, Thank you for your support over the past 24 years of Artivate’s history.  Because of people like you, Artivate's work continues unabated -- providing access to engaging, diverse, educational arts programs that inspire people and connect communities in the greater Washington, DC area.  This year we…

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Farewell From Executive Director, James Modrick

Farewell From Executive Director, James Modrick

  • September 25, 2019

To all Friends of Artivate, It was just a little more than seven years ago, that I was given the privilege of being the Executive Director of Artivate. What an adventure it has been, all the while knowing the joy and wonder that I had a small part in creating connections in communities through the brilliant work of the Artivate artists.  I have decided that after seven years, it is time for me to seek new personal and professional opportunities. …

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Artivate 2018-2019 Multicultural Arts Education Programs Brochure

Artivate 2018-2019 Multicultural Arts Education Programs Brochure

  • September 3, 2019

2019-2020 ARTIST AND PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Artivate is pleased to share highlights from our annual Multicultural Arts Education Programs Brochure (click to view or download) featuring Artivate's teaching artists: We are happy to present Anansegro of Ghana as Kofi Dennis continues in the tradition of Anansegromma of Ghana. Cantaré and Dovie Thomason offer new preschool programs. Arturo Ho Offers a new one-day residency option. Bowen McCauley Dance Company, Prakriti Dance, and Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater on Touroffer new programs. Barynya, Bowen McCauley…

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Programming Updates

Programming Updates

  • August 13, 2019

We’re busy designing our newest Artist Programming Brochure and adding new and updated program information our website. Look for the hard copy brochure in your mailbox at the end of this month or complete the Join Our Mailing List form to request a brochure.

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Save The Date To “Celebrate!”

Save the Date to “Celebrate!”

  • July 25, 2019

  Celebrate Artivate! - October 25th Friday, October 25th - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pmVisArts - Rockville Town Square (155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD 20850) Plan to join your friends with Artivate for this annual fundraiser celebrating artists in communities! The Greatest Celebration on Earth!  A fun night of music, food , drinks and dancing - plus our unique 'artsy' silent auction. Individual tickets will go on sale Monday, September 16th. Like and follow Artivate on Facebook for updates or…

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