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Arivva Facilitates Community Hope in Parkland Through After-School Arts

Students and instructors share what they loved about the Ceramics and Digital Video classes in the 2019 summer pilot program.

Area 52: Just Slightly Cooler than Area 51

This is the final student production from summer 2019, filmed, edited and produced entirely on smart phones.

Arivva Summer Art Academy 2018

Highlights from our first pilot project in visual arts.

Manchester Bidwell: Half a Century of Making People Whole


The story of Manchester Bidwell and the philosophy that drives Arivva, as narrated by founder Bill Strickland.

Arivva’s 2016 Feasibility Study

The National Center for Arts & Technology only works with interested communities by their invitation. Prior to beginning Arivva’s feasibility study, local community leaders approached NCAT about replicating the Manchester Bidwell Education Model in Pierce County. 

This is NCAT’s report.

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Falling in Love with the Problem

Falling in Love with the Problem

These are tough times filled with COVID-19 disruptions. At Arivva, like our colleagues at WMCAT, we don’t have a “how-to” document for alternative solutions. But someday, when social distancing is behind us, we will be ready.  Read more about “falling in love with the...

NETWORX Annual Conference In Akko Israel

NETWORX Annual Conference In Akko Israel

Arivva’s Executive Director, Dr. Dan Bissonnette, attended the NETWORX Annual Conference In Akko Israel. The conference was attended by 16 NCAT centers around the world, all working together towards better sustainability and vision. Get the highlights here!

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Please contact Executive Director, Dr. Dan Bissonnette, at

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PO Box 111806 Tacoma, WA 98411
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