FALL 2016 ARTWEEK APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
Contact: Michelle Chapman
Artists, venues, organizations invited to take art into their own hands by creating an ArtWeek event
Boston, MA (July 6, 2016) – ArtWeek, an award-winning bi-annual festival featuring more than 150 unique and creative experiences, is seeking applications for its Fall 2016 festival. Events will be held throughout Eastern Massachusetts from September 30 – October 9, and applications can be found at artweekboston.org. The early bird deadline to submit an ArtWeek event is July 22; the final deadline is August 12. ArtWeek is presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by Citi Performing Arts Center.
Launched in 2013, ArtWeek works to spotlight how the creative economy is thriving in Massachusetts by giving people a “sneak peek” at the creative process or by letting them be part of a hands-on creative experience. To date, ArtWeek has worked with more than 600 organizations and partners, hosting more than 600 events in 50 neighborhoods and towns across Eastern Massachusetts. Through community and artistic collaborations, this 10-day festival provides neighborhood-based experiences in dance, folk and traditional arts, fashion, media arts, spoken-word, poetry, writing, contemporary visual arts, music, opera, theater, design, film, and more. ArtWeek also works to make arts and cultural experiences affordable and accessible—more than 65% of events are free to the public.
ArtWeek events are unique, memorable, and inspired experiences that you won’t find anywhere else. Events already confirmed for the Fall festival include Around the World in 80 Dances, an eclectic fusion of cultural dances from around the globe at the Puppet Showplace Theater (September 30); a Talk by Visiting Mosaic Artist Dagmar Friedrich at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center (October 9); Urban Nutcracker: Behind the Scenes at the Tony Williams Dance Center (October 9); and Write Here, Right Now, a half-day workshop on how to write and edit a piece of flash fiction led by authors Trisha Leaver and Devon Ellington at the Marstons Mills Public Library (October 1). All events submitted before the early bird deadline on July 22 will be featured on the Wang and Shubert Theatre marquees for added visibility.
For more information, visit www.artweekboston.org.
About ArtWeek Boston – Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by Citi Performing Arts Center, ArtWeek is an award-winning innovative festival featuring more than 150 unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process. Celebrated twice per year, ArtWeek was born in Boston in 2013 and has since expanded to serve communities across Eastern Massachusetts. To learn more about the festival and its growth, watch this highlight reel.
Designed to drive neighborhood economic impact and build awareness of the area’s creative economy, ArtWeek works with hundreds of community partners throughout Eastern Massachusetts and is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. ArtWeek also has a network of generous media partners each year that have
contributed almost $2 million in advertising and promotional support since its launch. It has received recognitions from The Boston Globe, BostInno, the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, and Americans for the Arts. For more information, visit artweekboston.org.
About Highland Street Foundation – Since its establishment in 1989, Highland Street Foundation has donated more than $165 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 Citi Performing Arts Center – Citi Performing Arts Center, which includes the Wang and Shubert Theatres, is one of the nation’s foremost nonprofit performing arts institutions. As New England’s largest cultural venue, it honors all aspects of the performing arts offering theatre, opera, classical and popular music, comedy, dance, and Broadway musicals. Its education/public programming initiatives present the City Spotlights Leadership Program and ArtWeek Boston.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Boston’s historic Theatre District, Citi Performing Arts Center offers a diverse mix of educational workshops and community activities; collaborates with artists and local performing arts organizations; and, acts as a champion for the arts in the Greater Boston community by aggressively helping to make the arts an integral part of the community’s collective, daily experience. For more information, please visit www.citicenter.org.