Arivva in Action

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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.

Arivva is a place of hope and opportunity.

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Manchester Bidwell Corporation Annual Report

Manchester Bidwell Corporation Annual Report

We believe in the power of “mentorship, education, beauty, & hope!” Bill's model has made a profound impact across the country. To see an example of this model in action, check out the 2018-2019 Manchester Bidwell Corporation Annual Report!

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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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