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, tech parameters, and budget. No matter what your needs may be, we can help you plan customized programs that educate and inspire.


Our brochure has always been a great way to look through artists and programs at-a-glance, and we’ve recently updated it to include new details and handy interactive features. Embedded links now bring you straight to our website for in-depth information about program planning, funding, and logistics, and directly to artists’ pages for program options, photos, biographies, and testimonials. Take a look to see what’s new!


As you think ahead to the spring and summer months, we welcome the chance to help you plan educational, enjoyable arts experiences for your community. Contact Diana Schenck, our Director of Artist and Community Programming, at diana@goartivate.org for more information, or to explore the possibilities!


We continue to receive wonderful feedback from our school and community partners about virtual performances and workshops led by our artists:

Cantaré – virtual performances of ¡Mucha Música! – A musical journey to Latin America for grades K-5
The planning and coordination for the virtual aspect was very well done. I hope we have more opportunities such as this.”
“Many of my students said they “loved it” and were “dancing”!
“Very student friendly, well presented and well organized.”
– Teachers, Springhill Lake Elementary School, PGCPS

Christylez Bacon – virtual Human Beatbox workshop for students in grades 9-12
“It was WONDERFUL!… He is so great at talking to the students. He got them to try to [beatbox] ON CAMERA! It was a miracle! They were so engaged… Thank you so much for this experience for my students!”
– English/Journalism/Writing Teacher, Wakefield High School, APS

Dovie Thomason – storytelling performance for 3rd graders learning in classrooms & from home
“Dovie was amazing!  Teachers and students were delighted!”
– Director of The Deborah Lerner Gross Jewish Cultural Arts Center, Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy, Rockville, MD

Step Afrika! – virtual performance for grades 3-5 featuring full ensemble segments
“It was PERFECT.  We loved having them and would love to book again for next year.”
– School Counselor, Pine Crest Elementary School, MCPS