Dom Flemons – The American Songster On National Public Radio

Dom Flemons – The American Songster on National Public Radio

  • January 11, 2019

Dom Flemons: The American Songster (photo by Timothy Duffy) Last weekend on NPR's "All Things Considered," GRAMMY Award winner Dom Flemons was interviewed about his new album, Black Cowboys: "Flemons presents a new image of the American cowboy - one that isn't exclusively white... Many songs will be new to most listeners, but a handful, like Flemon's rendition of 'Home on the Range,' are instantly recognizable." Ryan Heinsius , NPR Black Cowboys has been nominated for a 2019 GRAMMY Award for Best Folk Album…

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Grants And Communications Manager Position Available

Grants and Communications Manager Position Available

  • January 4, 2019

Job Title: Grants & Communications Manager Reports To: Executive Director Status: Full Time, Exempt Position Summary: The Grants & Communications Manager works with the Executive Director to create an annual plan and manages grant cultivation in cooperation with Artivate staff. This position also assists with the execution of fund raising events. The Grants & Communications Manager provides content and stories for electronic dissemination and coordinates efforts in securing grant funding that enable Artivate to sustain operations and deliver on its…

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Support Artists In Our Local Communities

Support Artists in Our Local Communities

  • December 12, 2018

In this season of giving thanks, we are grateful to you and to all of our supporters. You make it possible for Artivate to continue our work with talented, professional teaching artists who bring high quality, educational programming to communities throughout the state of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and northern Virginia. Your support continues the tradition of the “Artivate Roster,” an annual publication featuring thirty-two of our 50+ artists, focusing on content appropriate for educational and family-centered community settings…

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International Flair And Global Resonance

International Flair and Global Resonance

  • November 6, 2018

Kwame Ansah-Brew of Anansegromma of Ghana was invited to open a memorial tribute to former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the United Nations in New York City on September 21st, 2018. Kwame was personally asked by Ghana's Ambassador to the United Nations, Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, who knew of Kwame's talent as a musician and drummer, and recognized him as the ideal artist to present the cultural traditions of their homeland. Kwame played a ceremonial dirge of the Asante Kingdom (on the odurugya…

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“I Made That” – Artivate’s Project Youth ArtReach

“I Made That” – Artivate’s Project Youth ArtReach

  • October 5, 2018

Working with 12 professional teaching artists, Artivate's Project Youth ArtReach (PYA) provided 353 workshops at six sites, amounting to 530 workshop hours. We coordinated 20 performances in music, dance, slam-poetry and storytelling at three detention centers. Compared to the previous year, the number of workshops increased by 13 percent. Performances included Andes Manta enchanting the audience with "sounds of the rain forest"; Step Afrika! wowing the audience with skill, energy and discipline -- then inviting inmates to join them in…

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FREE Introductory Drumming Workshops With Performing Arts Center For African Cultures At Artivate

FREE Introductory Drumming Workshops with Performing Arts Center for African Cultures at Artivate

  • July 5, 2018

Join the Performing Arts Center for African Cultures at Artivate for free introductory drumming workshops for children of all ages. Starting Sunday, July 8th and each Sunday throughout the summer, join Kwame Ansah-Brew from the Performing Arts Center for African Cultures (PACAC) in the Artivate gathering space at 3:00pm for an interactive and authentic West African drumming experience! Drumming workshops will last about 50 minutes – and participation is FREE! PACAC is a Laurel-based nonprofit organization that promotes a better…

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