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 donation to Artivate this GivingTuesday, December 1, 2020.

Artivate partners with dozens of brilliant, professional musicians, storytellers, dancers, theater, and visual artists to bring uplifting, engaging, educational programs directly into communities across the greater Washington, DC area. We are honored to connect talented performers and artists to audiences through our outreach efforts to schools, libraries, local and regional theaters, and correctional facilities.

We are more committed than ever to our mission to educate, foster creativity, and connect communities through interactive experiences in a wide range of artistic disciplines and cultural traditions.

GivingTuesday, global generosity movement, is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity—to use their individual power to make positive change in the lives of others in their communities and around the world. This year’s global day of generosity will take place on December 1, 2020.

“GivingTuesday inspires people all around the world to embrace their power to drive progress around the causes they care about, not just on one day but throughout the year. With country and community leaders, millions of organizations, and countless givers of all kinds, GivingTuesday is creating a shared space where we can see the radical implications of a more generous world.”   

    Asha Curran, GivingTuesday’s CEO, and co-founder

We recognize there are many needs this season as we ask for your help. A donation to Artivate will make a difference to so many artists and audiences as we adapt to the new “normal,” moving our work to virtual stages while keeping a watchful, ready eye towards the future and the joy of reopening our communities once again.

Claire M. Schwadron
Executive Director