The Second Annual Statewide Celebration of the Arts, Presented by Highland Street Foundation and Produced by the Boch Center, Experiences Record Growth in 2019
Boston, MA (March 21, 2019) – ArtWeek, which is presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, is pleased to thank its sponsors for helping support the statewide festival. There are 150 statewide, regional, community and media partners that support ArtWeek and help bring to life the hundreds of events that will be held across the Commonwealth during ArtWeek from Friday, April 26 – Sunday, May 5, 2019.
Statewide champions of ArtWeek include the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism and the Mass Cultural Council, which also serves as ArtWeek’s Creative Communities sponsor. Additional support comes from the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Foundation for MetroWest, Dartamon Consulting, and DPA Communications. Lead media partners include WCVB Channel 5, Entercom, AdSpace, El Planeta, WBUR, Improper Bostonian, Boston Metro, Boston Central, Boston Parent, Edge Media Network, The Valley Advocate, Cape Cod Life Publications, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Boston Herald, Lowell Sun, Sentinel & Enterprise, The Valley Dispatch, Nashoba Valley Voice, Media News Group, Boston Globe, Clear Channel Outdoor, Bay State Banner, Dig Media, Cape Cod Community Media Center, WCAI, Playbill/Art New England, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, Visit New England, The Word Boston, Northshore Magazine, Sippican Week as well as many others. ArtWeek’s expansion has also been powered by an extensive network of more than 125 creative collaborators at the statewide, regional and community level.
“To say we are thankful to our sponsors and partners is an understatement,” said Joe Spaulding, President & CEO, Boch Center. “We are especially grateful to have Highland Street Foundation as our founding partner since 2013, who shares our vision of arts for all. But it is also exciting to see so many respected media outlets and organizations prioritize supporting the arts which further proves that the creative economy really is thriving in our state. Thank you to all of our supporters – let’s enjoy art, culture, and creativity this spring together.”
ArtWeek celebrates all forms of creativity in an affordable and accessible way for everyone who lives, works, plays, and visits Massachusetts. It’s an award-winning, innovative festival that features hundreds of unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive, or offer behind-the-scenes access to arts, culture, and the creative process. In 2019, the festival will feature nearly 600 events of which 70 percent are free. ArtWeek events span the Commonwealth’s six regions: Greater Boston, North of Boston, South of Boston, Cape & Islands, Central Massachusetts and Western Massachusetts, and will happen in 125+ cities, towns and neighborhoods statewide.
To learn more about the festival and its growth, visit www.artweekma.org.
Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek is an annual award-winning innovative festival featuring almost 600 unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process. ArtWeek was born in Boston in 2013 and now serves over 100 towns across Massachusetts as the signature nonprofit community program of the Boch Center.
ArtWeek works to spotlight how the creative economy is thriving in Massachusetts by offering unique and affordable neighborhood-based events that provide increased access to art, culture, and creativity. Through community, artistic, and media collaborations, this festival provides experiences in dance, folk and traditional arts, fashion, media arts, spoken-word, poetry, writing, contemporary visual arts, music, opera, theater, design, film and much more. To learn more about the festival and its growth, visit www.artweekma.org.
About Highland Street Foundation
Since its establishment in 1989, Highland Street Foundation has donated more than $180 million to many worthy non-profit organizations. It is committed to addressing the needs and concerns of children and families primarily in Massachusetts and California specifically in the areas of education, housing, mentoring, health care, environment and the arts. To learn more about Highland Street Foundation, please visit www.highlandstreet.org.
About the Boch Center
The Boch Center is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts institutions and a guardian of the historic Wang and Shubert Theatres. As New England’s largest cultural venue, the Boch Center is home to theater, classical and popular music, dance, comedy, opera, Broadway musicals, family entertainment, and more.
Located in Boston’s historic Theater District, the Boch Center also offers a diverse mix of educational and community outreach initiatives, including the City Spotlights Leadership Program and ArtWeek;
collaborates with artists and local nonprofit arts organizations; preserves historic venues; and acts as a champion for Greater Boston’s arts and cultural community. Learn more at bochcenter.org.
About the Mass Cultural Council
The Mass Cultural Council is a state agency that promotes excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences to foster a rich cultural life for all Massachusetts residents and contributes to the vitality of our communities and economy.
The Council pursues this mission through a wide range of grants, initiatives, and advocacy for artists, communities, organizations, and schools. Mass Cultural Council also runs the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund in partnership with MassDevelopment. For more information, please visit www.massculturalcouncil.org.
About the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism
MOTT’s mission is to promote Massachusetts as both a leisure and business travel destination for domestic and international markets and to contribute to the growth of the Commonwealth’s economy. MOTT works closely with 16 regional tourism councils across the state, and with larger tourism alliances such as Discover New England and BrandUSA. For more information on visiting Massachusetts, go to massvacation.com.