Artivate’s mission is engaging communities to create interactive arts experiences that inspire learning. We are a community of artists that offer arts-based learning to motivate and invite audiences to participate through performances and workshops representing a wide range of artistic disciplines and cultural traditions in order to captivate minds and activate human potential. Through our focus on education, we enable access to the Arts for all, particularly under-resourced communities, throughout Maryland, DC and northern Virginia.
We see the transformative power of the Arts as an essential part of community life – enhancing education and creating connections that transcend language, culture and individual circumstances to cultivate cultural awareness and a broader world perspective.
Artivate was founded in 1995 in response to the demand for high quality, ethnically diverse cultural arts programs in our schools. Throughout our 20+ year history we have remained constant in our goal to bring the Arts to people where they are. Today, we reach hundreds of thousands of participants each year with performances, workshops and residencies taught by our carefully vetted and highly skilled teaching artists who open doors to different cultures and learning experiences.