SPRING 2016 ARTWEEK APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
Contact: Michelle Chapman
Artists, venues, organizations are invited to take art into their own hands by creating an ArtWeek event
BOSTON – January 13, 2016 – ArtWeek, a bi-annual, ten-day festival featuring more than 100 unique, unexpected, and creative experiences, is seeking applications for its Spring 2016 festival. Born in Boston, ArtWeek has grown so rapidly since its 2013 launch that it now serves communities throughout all of Eastern Massachusetts. Events will be held throughout Eastern Massachusetts from April 29 – May 8, and applications can be found at artweekboston.org. The early bird deadline to submit an ArtWeek event is February 12; the final deadline is March 4. 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 unique, hands-on creative experience. Through community and artistic collaborations, this award-winning 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. To date, ArtWeek has worked with more than 475 organizations and partners, hosting more than 400 events in 45 neighborhoods and towns in Eastern Massachusetts.
ArtWeek events are unique, memorable, and inspired experiences that you won’t find anywhere else. This spring, ArtWeek will feature two new exciting concepts: “Art of Food” and “Light Up the Night”. More than 60 percent of all ArtWeek events are free to the public. Events submitted before the early bird deadline on February 12 will be featured on the Wang and Shubert Theatre marquees for added visibility.
About ArtWeek Boston – Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by Citi Performing Arts Center, ArtWeek is an award-winning, bi-annual creative festival featuring more than 100 unique, unexpected, and creative experiences that are participatory, interactive, or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process. Designed to drive neighborhood economic impact and build awareness about the area’s creative economy and its creative communities, 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 has a network of generous media partners, including WHDH-TV/WLVI-TV, Boston.com, Greater Media (including radio stations Magic 106.7, Country 102.5, HOT 96.9, 92.9 WBOS, and WROR 105.7), and Titan Cares, with additional support from Lesley University, Clear Channel, the MBTA, and Long Haul Films. 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 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.