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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A Partnership Celebrating The Voices Of Our Youth!

A Partnership Celebrating the Voices of our Youth!

  • June 21, 2018

Artivate and Identity join for a full year of artist-in-residence programs! For one full year, Artivate artists taught after-school classes in photography, drawing, mixed media, and mosaic art to students in the Wheaton High School Wellness Center, which provides a broad array of programs and services to support students' physical, social, emotional, and mental well-being. The center is operated by Identity, Inc., a Montgomery County non-profit focused on positive youth development. The final student project was a 6' x 4' mosaic mural…

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Artivate Named ‘One Of The Best’ Nonprofits By The Catalogue For Philanthropy

Artivate Named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy

  • June 7, 2018

After a careful vetting process, the  Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has selected Artivate to be part of the Class of 2018-19. Artivate has undergone a rigorous review process conducted by a team of 120+ experts in the local philanthropic field, and has met the Catalogue's high standards. Potential donors can be confident that the nonprofits in the Catalogue are worthy of their support.  Artivate's mission is to engage communities to create interactive arts experiences that inspire learning, elevating everyday settings through the creative work of select…

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Artivate Awarded $25,000 Grant From The National Endowment For The Arts

Artivate Awarded $25,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

  • May 14, 2018

Silver Spring, MD—National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018.  Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $25,000 to Artivate for Project Youth ArtReach. The Art Works category is the NEA’s largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and…

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