Introducing the Artivate Arts in Education Fund!

  • August 22, 2022

As we reflect on the past and embark on a path of renewal, breathing life into our connections with the community, we remain intently focused on our mission to engage communities to create interactive arts experiences that inspire learning.


Artivate is establishing an Arts in Education (AiE) fund to help reduce the cost of programming in communities by Artivate’s 25+ professional teaching artists. Support will be offered to presenters in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and northern Virginia.


Starting in Winter/Spring 2023, we hope to begin offering subsidies to cover 25% of artist fees for programming to public, private, and independent schools, preschool through grade 12, in the region, eventually expanding to include a broader array of community sites, including libraries, after the first year.

As we grow the fund and establish a consistent level of support, our goal is to offer up to 33% subsidization of program fees, with a cap of up to three engagements per year.

Christylez Bacon, progressive hip-hop artist, presents a virtual version of Human Beatbox for families hosted by Montgomery County Public Libraries.

5th Graders at Rock Creek Forest Elementary School created a mural focusing on the themes of resilience and perseverance during a one-day residency with multi-media artist Arturo Ho.


Donate today to support this effort. With support from our communities, we can assure that our communities have resources  we can leverage that support with grantors and corporate partners to build a fund that can benefit all of our presenters.

How does your support help the community?

$50      Join 4 donors to support back-to-back performances at one school by a performing artist.  
$100    Join 4 donors to support a one-day residency at one school by a visual artist. 
$200    Support back-to-back performances by a performing artist at one school. 
$500    Support a one-day residency by a visual artist.

Or support at any level of your choosing to help us build our fund!

As always, we appreciate your support of Artivate’s efforts to continue powerful programming and will make a difference to so many artists and audiences in our local communities. Thank you for your continued support.