Programming Updates

  • August 13, 2019
Billy B. with students during performance of Weather, Climate, Let’s Define It.


We’re busy designing our newest Artist Programming Brochure and adding new and updated program information our website.  Look for the hard copy brochure in your mailbox at the end of this month or complete the Join Our Mailing List form to request a brochure.


Artivate strives to provide communities throughout the DC metro region with access to high quality arts programming, while supporting our teaching artists with connections to meaningful outreach work. Helping make programs happen takes a lot of effort behind the scenes, especially as we remain committed to providing knowledgeable, efficient, and personalized service. In order to best support that effort, effective August 15, 2019, Artivate will begin assessing a non-refundable $15 Administrative Fee to be paid by the presenter on each contract for School and Community Outreach programs. This fee will directly support our ability to provide the highest quality service to our program presenters. 

We are sensitive to the potential impact of any additional costs on our presenters’ budgets and remain committed to our mission of keeping programming within reach by continuing to seek new ways to offset program costs. For information on funding opportunities available through Artivate, see below and find additional information the Arts Resource Center.


In addition, we have updated our cancellation policy. “If Presenter cancels within 14 days of scheduled programming…Presenter will endeavor to schedule same or mutually agreed upon replacement programming…If Presenter and Artivate, Inc. cannot schedule or find a substitute for the programming…Presenter will be charged a Cancellation Fee equivalent to 20% of Program fees in addition to the Administrative fee.” (To see complete fee descriptions and contract terms, including cancellation policy, as it will appear on your contract(s), visit:


Wells Fargo Cultural Excellence Grant funding is available to qualifying schools in Washington, D.C. and select counties in Maryland (Montgomery, Prince George’s) and Virginia (Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, Fairfax). Presenters will receive funding as a 50/50 match of program fees for a performance program taking place now through November 30, 2019 (travel and administrative fees additional; some restrictions apply).

Maryland State Arts Council Arts-in-Education Visiting Performer (AiE) funding is available to cover up to 1/3 of the program cost for any Maryland school working with a designated AiE artist. Schools may use this funding three times in a school year. Contact us to request funding for approved  Artivate AiE Artists.

MSAC’s Artist in Residence (AiR) program provides grants to Maryland schools that cover half the cost of a teaching artist residency in a particular school. Maryland schools are invited to browse Artivate AiR Artists to select an MSAC Artist-in-Residence. The school then applies for a grant from the MSAC that covers half the cost of the residency. The artists on this roster specialize in harnessing the arts as tools for learning and are available to lead hands-on, intensive arts workshops in Maryland schools. NEW! Applications must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the requested residency and are reviewed quarterly.


Visit the Arts Resource Center on Artivate’s website for a more information on funding opportunities through state and local arts organizations, including opportunities with your county’s arts council.