Spring ArtWeek: April 25 – May 4, 2014
Request for Proposals Now Available
Improper Bostonian and CO Everywhere join as ArtWeek Partner
Contact: Michelle Chapman
BOSTON (February 3, 2014) – Citi Performing Arts Center released the Request for Proposals (RFP) for Spring ArtWeek Boston, now available at www.artweekboston.org. ArtWeek Boston, a communityinitiative of the Citi Performing Arts Center in partnership with presenting sponsor Highland Street
Foundation, is a biannual 10-day celebration of the arts, culture, and creative community. ArtWeek engages diverse audiences through unique, one-of-a-kind experiences that are accessible throughout the area. Spring ArtWeek is scheduled from April 25 through May 4, 2014, and features experiences from
Free to $50.
ArtWeek is excited to announce that the Improper Bostonian, greater Boston’s original guide to entertainment and culture has come on board as the print magazine sponsor. In addition, CO Everywhere, an up and coming platform that connects users to all of the social happenings in any circled area, has become a social media partner. The Improper Bostonian and CO Everywhere join a growing group of ArtWeek’s sponsors and partners that provide pivotal support in making ArtWeek a success. Bridging the gap between tradition and innovation, ArtWeek’s experiences are curated to inspire and engage people in surprising ways and unexpected places. The inaugural Fall ArtWeek featured over 50 uniquely popular events like Celebrity Series of Boston’s “Play Me, I’m Yours!” street piano festival, a progressive dinner at Citi Center’s historic theatres, and a Xylograph-Your-Xylophone date night workshop. The fall initiative involved over 60 organizations and partnerships that spanned 11 different neighborhoods.
Application deadlines are February 28 (for inclusion in a print pocket guide) and March 14. Citi Performing Arts center/ArtWeek staff are available for brief coaching sessions on creative partnerships; and event submissions from outside Greater Boston will also be considered. Applications and online event RSVP links are available at www.artweekboston.org.
ArtWeek is presented by the Highland Street Foundation, produced by the Citi Performing Arts Center, and supported by ArtPlace America. ArtWeek is also proud to collaborate with major media partners including WCVB-TV and MeTV, the 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). Other supporters include the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, ArtsBoston, FluidReview, W Boston Hotel 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 in continuing to build Boston’s reputation as an exciting place to be.
Spring ArtWeek Boston is April 25-May 4, 2014. For a full schedule and 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 ArtPlace America
ArtPlace America provides grants and loans, supports research, and conducts outreach and advocacy. To date, ArtPlace America has awarded 130 grants totaling $42.1 million to 130 organizations in 90 U.S. communities (and a statewide project in the state of Connecticut). Foundations participating in ArtPlace America include Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Ford Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, The McKnight Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The William Penn Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, Rasmuson Foundation, The Surdna Foundation, and two anonymous donors. ArtPlace America also seeks advice and counsel from close working relationships with various federal agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts, the departments of Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, Agriculture, Education, and Transportation, along with leadership from the White House Office of Management and Budget and the Domestic Policy Council. ArtPlace America is also supported by a $12 million loan fund capitalized by six major financial institutions and managed by the Nonprofit Finance Fund. Participating institutions are Bank of America, Citi, Deutsche Bank, Chase, MetLife, and Morgan Stanley. For further information, please go to www.artplaceamerica.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.