A resource for mobilizing the use of Artivive, an augmented reality art technology, to enhance and scale creative pedagogy.

What is Artivive?

Artivive is an augmented reality (AR) tool that allows artists to create new dimensions of art by linking physical with digital art. The digital layer opens the doors to a whole new world of possibilities. Artists can take visitors on a journey in time and explain what lies behind, enhance the art with illustrations or show how the artworks were made.


Who Uses Artivive?

More than 20,000 artists are creating artworks with Artivive and having exhibitions in 75 countries. For museums, exhibitions, galleries and other art institutions, Artivive offers a new and innovative way for the audience to interact with the exhibits.Artivive usage statistics


How Do You Use Artivive?

Artivive consists of two parts:
- the Artivive app - the visualization tool
- the Bridge - the content management tool where you can create the digital layer, Bridge serves to connect an artwork to the Artivive app.

Below are useful tutorials on how to create art in augmented reality with Bridge.

Tutorial: How To Create Art In Augmented Reality With Bridge By Artivive

This tutorial shows the first steps into Artivive and creating an augmented reality art project with Bridge by Artivive.


Artivive Tutorial: How To Use The 3D / Pro Mode

In this video, you can explore how to add different layers to your artwork and experiment with depth. 


Examples of Artivive Works

AGO Playbill

Berkeley Arts + Design, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, and the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies supported the production of an interactive playbill for Stan Lai's workshop production, AGO, using Artivive. Much like the play AGO, this playbill is an evolving portal to other worlds, and users can explore the world of AGO more deeply by scanning the full pages in this program through the Artivive App.


Campus Public Art + Architecture Map 

The Campus Public Art and Architecture Map offers interactive tours featuring UC Berkeley’s most prominent and historically significant works of public art and architecture, through a collaboration with Artivive. The map offers multiple ways to explore the arts outdoors: (1) Visit each of the locations in person by following the tours indicated in the map. (2) View images of the public art and architecture through the Artivive app to experience the campus virtually. 

Campus Map Public Art Tour Still



A+D will fund the use of Artivive in courses that use AR in creative pedagogy. Please send an email to, for more details on how to get involved.