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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Illuminating The Winter Months

Illuminating the Winter Months

  • December 11, 2020

Winter officially starts this month in the northern hemisphere and is host to myriad cultural and religious celebrations observed around the world. Many traditions celebrate the change of seasons, and it’s common to burn candles or set up starry lights to brighten winter, to lighten the darkness while we await resurgence in the spring. This year, especially, we look forward to spring with hope for restored health, revitalization, and reconnection. Many of us depend on art to illuminate, inspire, provide…

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Thank You – GivingTuesday 2020

Thank You – GivingTuesday 2020

  • December 2, 2020

“Even as many face financial uncertainty, generosity is not about size. Every act of kindness is not only a beacon of hope, it’s a critical act of civic and social solidarity.” 
–    Asha Curran, GivingTuesday’s CEO, and co-founder  

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Connecting With Community During The Holiday Season

Connecting with Community During the Holiday Season

  • November 23, 2020

Many of us depend on art to bring light, calm, and inspiration into our lives, to interpret, celebrate, and make sense of the world, especially during a difficult year such as this. Artists remind us of our shared humanity and our need for community. Art has the power to connect us - even when we are physically unable to be together. As we find new ways to connect, we hope, as you think about your year-end giving, you consider a…

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Arts Experiences – New Virtual And Customized Options

Arts Experiences – New Virtual and Customized Options

  • October 13, 2020

We can assist in finding an artist and program that best suits your needs while helping to navigate expectations, objectives, logistical challenges, and scheduling concerns. We can guide you to artists who can customize a performance or workshop that will enhance teachers’ curriculum, promote cultural learning, or provide something for families to enjoy together.

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