Artivate sees the transformative power of the arts as an essential part of community life – enhancing education and creating connections that transcend language, culture, and individual circumstances to cultivate cultural awareness and a broader world perspective.


Artivate engages communities to create interactive arts experiences that inspire learning.

We offer arts-based learning to motivate and invite audiences to participate through performances and workshops representing a wide range of artistic disciplines and cultural traditions in order to captivate the imagination and activate human potential. Through our focus on education, we enable access to the arts for all, particularly under-resourced communities, throughout Maryland, the District of Columbia, and northern Virginia.


Artistic Excellence:

We are committed to providing arts programming of the highest quality that is integrated into education and the life of the community, as well as encouraging professional development opportunities for artists.


We respond to community needs and seek to ensure the availability of the arts to everyone, including those with limited access and people with disabilities, by bringing programs to audiences in diverse settings and venues.

Education and Learning:

We believe that education is among the most important building blocks of human growth and development, and are committed to broadening and expanding learning opportunities through the delivery of arts and cultural experiences to the communities we serve. We also encourage ongoing education and learning by our artists, staff and board to ensure program and service delivery that surpasses accepted educational and artistic standards.

Shared Experience:

We are dedicated to connecting people through arts engagement that values differences and celebrates commonalities. We believe that promoting cultural exchanges through shared exposure to the arts not only provides enjoyment, but also creates community and has the power to transform lives.

Responsibility and Integrity:

We are committed to artistic and operational integrity, meeting our commitments to our stakeholders and being responsible stewards of our financial resources.