Spring 2015 ArtWeek Applications Now Available
Artists, venues, organizations are invited to take art into their own hands by creating an ArtWeek event
Contact: Michelle Chapman
BOSTON – February 11, 2015 – ArtWeek Boston, a bi-annual, 10-day celebration of Greater Boston’s creativity – produced by Citi Performing Arts Center and presented by the Highland Street Foundation – is seeking unique, unexpected, and creative behind-the-scenes experiences for ArtWeek’s Spring 2015 calendar of events. Applications are now available at http://www.artweekboston.org/get-involved/host/ for events that will take place May 1 – 10 in and around the Greater Boston area.
ArtWeek highlights the nontraditional and encourages artists to submit event ideas related to their art. Galleries, restaurants, nonprofits, and local businesses are also invited to offer a creative experience at their place of business. Organizations can add an unexpected twist to an existing event such as an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour or a creative interactive opportunity.
Launched in Fall 2013 to rave reviews, ArtWeek has presented a total of 167 events over three separate weeks ranging from Giant Knitting…with Your Arm and Sketch Night: Imagining Your Inner City! to Date Night: Xylophone-Making at a local audio/visual store, and countless other unique experiences. Events attract thousands of participants, 345 partners, and spanning 27 neighborhoods and towns. More than half of all ArtWeek events are free to the public; some range in price up to $50 per person.
The early bird deadline to submit an ArtWeek event is March 6; the final deadline is March 20.
ArtWeek is proud to collaborate with major media partners including WCVB-TV, Boston.com, Boston Metro, the Improper Bostonian, and Greater Media (including radio stations Magic 106.7, Country 102.5, HOT 96.9. 92.9 WBOS, and WROR 105.7), Titan Cares, and CMT Taxi Media. Other supporters include the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, FluidReview, W Boston Hotel, Long Haul Films, and CO Everywhere. All ArtWeek partners are passionately committed to enlivening and enriching creative communities for both residents and visitors in the City of Boston and beyond, and in continuing to build the reputations of Boston and the State of Massachusetts as exciting places to be.
For more information, visit www.artweekboston.org.
About Highland Street Foundation
Since its establishment in 1989, Highland Street Foundation has donated more than $145 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 [formerly The Wang Center for the Performing Arts], which includes the Wang, Shubert and Emerson Colonial Theatres, is one of the nation’s foremost not-for-profit 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, one-night engagements, and Broadway musicals. As a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization located in Boston’s historical Theater District, Citi Performing Arts Center offers a diverse mix of award-winning and free educational and community programs; collaborates with artists and local performing arts organizations, and acts as a champion for the arts in the Greater Boston community by helping to make the arts an integral part of the community’s collective, daily experience. For further information, please go to www.citicenter.org.