While the arts have faced cutbacks in many schools, Artivate ensures that creativity has a place to grow and flourish. Since 1995, through alliances with artists, arts organizations, museums, community-based groups, and service agencies, it has brought culturally diverse programs – in dance, music, storytelling, theater, and visual arts – directly to schools and communities in DC, Maryland, and northern VA. In a typical (pre-pandemic) year, 200,000 audience members experience 1,500 cultural arts performances and artists' workshops. Project Youth ArtReach also brings the arts into area detention and correctional facilities, and provides mentorships to incarcerated youth. Equally dedicated to arts and artists, Artivate offers employment and resources to over 60 performers, writers, and creators. In the words of one participant, art not only frees our bodies, it releases us from the confinement of our minds.
Headquarters: MD-Montgomery County
Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; MD-Statewide; VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-Loudoun County; VA-Prince William County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church
Age Groups Served: Pre-K (3-4); Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+); All
Population(s) Served: Disabled; Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Men/Boys; Women/Girls; Students
Schools They Work In: We work with over 400 public and private schools in the Washington, DC region
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- $3 million or higher
- The current budget for Artivate is: $1 million to $3 million
- $500k to $1 million
- Less than $500k
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