Illuminating The Winter Months

Illuminating the Winter Months

  • December 11, 2020

Winter officially starts this month in the northern hemisphere and is host to myriad cultural and religious celebrations observed around the world. Many traditions celebrate the change of seasons, and it’s common to burn candles or set up starry lights to brighten winter, to lighten the darkness while we await resurgence in the spring. This year, especially, we look forward to spring with hope for restored health, revitalization, and reconnection. Many of us depend on art to illuminate, inspire, provide…

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Thank You – GivingTuesday 2020

Thank You – GivingTuesday 2020

  • December 2, 2020

“Even as many face financial uncertainty, generosity is not about size. Every act of kindness is not only a beacon of hope, it’s a critical act of civic and social solidarity.” 
–    Asha Curran, GivingTuesday’s CEO, and co-founder  

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Connecting With Community During The Holiday Season

Connecting with Community During the Holiday Season

  • November 23, 2020

Many of us depend on art to bring light, calm, and inspiration into our lives, to interpret, celebrate, and make sense of the world, especially during a difficult year such as this. Artists remind us of our shared humanity and our need for community. Art has the power to connect us - even when we are physically unable to be together. As we find new ways to connect, we hope, as you think about your year-end giving, you consider a…

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Arts Experiences – New Virtual And Customized Options

Arts Experiences – New Virtual and Customized Options

  • October 13, 2020

We can assist in finding an artist and program that best suits your needs while helping to navigate expectations, objectives, logistical challenges, and scheduling concerns. We can guide you to artists who can customize a performance or workshop that will enhance teachers’ curriculum, promote cultural learning, or provide something for families to enjoy together.

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Uniting Communities Through The Power Of Art

Uniting Communities Through the Power of Art

  • June 5, 2020

From Our New Executive Director Dear Friends, On March 16th, I became executive director of Artivate after 17 years as Artivate’s director of Project Youth ArtReach. During these difficult times, my passion for this work – to unite communities through the power of art - is unwavering despite the challenges. Most disturbing, the recent killings of unarmed black Americans and the ongoing protests in response have highlighted the profound racial injustice that persists in the United States. It is completely…

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Uplifting Our Communities

Uplifting Our Communities

  • April 27, 2020

Dear Friends of Artivate, We hope you and your families are doing well during this challenging and worrisome time. We value our relationships with all our partners as we work together to provide engaging, educational, cultural arts experiences for children, teens and families. Our small, dedicated staff of four continues to work, exploring relief funding from government entities, reaching out to foundations, and doing everything we can to stay open, support our artists, and work with you in the future!…

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February 2020 Newsletter

February 2020 Newsletter

  • February 19, 2020

INSPIRE Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater on Tour Into the Great Unknown: African American Adventurers & Explorers                 This month Discovery Theater is celebrating Black History Month by touring their production of Into the Great Unknown. This program inspires audience members to dream big and achieve their challenging goals by telling the stories of nine heroic African American explorers who journeyed where others had not yet dared to go. Included in the cast of adventurers are…

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January 2020 Newsletter

January 2020 Newsletter

  • January 22, 2020

Welcome to Artivate's first monthly newsletter! We look forward to sharing our latest news with you each month. Look for information about or artists, our programs, and where you can experience our artists in your community.  INSPIRE Project Youth ArtReach: Mural for the Humane Society "I was hesitant to try to learn new skills but now I like painting, and I became motivated to make sure my work looks good! I'm proud of my contributions." In November 2019, lead artist…

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SEASONS GREETINGS FROM ARTIVATE

SEASONS GREETINGS FROM ARTIVATE

  • December 16, 2019

Interpretations of "My Tree," created by women during a Project Youth ArtReach workshop with Artivate artist, Arturo Ho, at Mongomery County Coorectional Facility, February 2019 (watercolor crayon on paper). Dear Friend and Arts Advocate, Thank you for your support over the past 24 years of Artivate’s history.  Because of people like you, Artivate's work continues unabated -- providing access to engaging, diverse, educational arts programs that inspire people and connect communities in the greater Washington, DC area.  This year we…

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