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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Carousel Day At Glen Echo Park Featuring Billy B. And Gerdan

Carousel Day at Glen Echo Park featuring Billy B. and Gerdan

  • April 25, 2018

For the second year, Artivate is proud to partner with the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture as a sponsor of Carousel Day celebrating the 98th opening of the park's Dentzel Carousel this Saturday! The event features a full day of free activities throughout the park, including performances by two of Artivate's teaching artists. Sing and dance your way to a better understanding of the natural world with performances of Ways of the Bay with Artivate's Billy B. Then take a tour of traditional…

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House Concert With Gerdan

House Concert with Gerdan

  • April 25, 2018

Join Artivate Sunday, May 6th, 2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm for a house concert featuring Gerdan hosted by Priscilla and John Peterson at their home in Kensington. Tickets are limited! Reserve today and make your $25 donation here: //

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Making Art With Project Youth ArtReach At Julie Mack’s House

Making Art With Project Youth ArtReach at Julie Mack’s House

  • February 21, 2018

On Sunday, March 4th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, Artivate's Board President, Julie Mack and her husband Joe Titlebaum with host an afternoon of art-making and inspiration, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, with Artivate's Project Youth ArtReach Director Claire Schwadron and Master Artist Carien Quiroga. Learn about the arts outreach and engagement that regional non-profit Artivate has been doing in our communities for more than 20 years. Project Youth ArtReach (PYA) focuses on youth and adults involved in the criminal justice system, with most programs taking place inside…

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Year-End Giving With Artivate

Year-End Giving with Artivate

  • December 21, 2017

What a year! In 2017, Artivate’s more than sixty professional teaching artists have presented over 550 performances, 620 workshops, and 70 artist-in-residence programs in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and northern Virginia. Because of the support of our donors, we were able to dedicate one-third of that programming to children, educators and families from schools and communities that lack access to educational arts programming. That translates to more than 420 artist programs presented to students and educators at over 50…

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