ArtWeek Named "Nonprofit Excellence Award" Finalist by Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

Award recipients to be announced at June 27 event

(Boston, MA) – Citi Performing Arts Center announced that ArtWeek has been named a finalist for the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network’s (MNN) “Nonprofit Excellence Award” in the category of Collaboration. ArtWeek, a bi-annual, 10-day innovative arts festival, is presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by Citi Performing Arts Center. The MNN will announce all Nonprofit Excellence Award recipients at a State House reception on June 27, which is Nonprofit Awareness Day.

“With the support of Highland Street Foundation, we launched ArtWeek in 2013 to give Greater Boston residents and visitors the chance to experience local arts and cultural offerings in an exciting, new way,” said Josiah A. Spaulding, President & CEO of Citi Performing Arts Center. “Today, we’re proud to have built partnerships with more than 600 local businesses, artists, and organizations, and produced nearly 600 unique events that have drawn an estimated 50,000+ participants to over 50 neighborhoods and towns across Eastern Massachusetts. We hope and expect the festival will continue to grow as we continue to collaborate with existing and new partners, further emphasizing the depth and breadth of creativity this area has to offer.”

Every year, MNN honors the dedication, passion, and impact of nonprofit organizations and leaders through the Nonprofit Excellence Awards. The Excellence Award in Collaboration recognizes the lead organization that was the catalyst for an effort by two or more nonprofit organizations. These organizations partnered to address a compelling problem that could not have been solved as effectively by a single organization.

“We are extremely proud and honored that ArtWeek has received this recognition from the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network,” said Sue Dahling Sullivan, Chief Strategic Officer at Citi Performing Arts Center. “The success of ArtWeek is a wonderful example of how a rising tide can lift all boats – and we hope ArtWeek’s uniquely collaborative framework will inspire others to creatively work together to benefit the community at large.”

“We’re honored to be a part of something as innovative and inclusive as ArtWeek,” said Blake Jordan, Executive Director of the Highland Street Foundation. “Congratulations to our friends at Citi Performing Arts Center for building an arts program in which everyone can enjoy and participate.”

For more information on the Nonprofit Excellence Awards, please click here.

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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 citicenter.org.

PRESS RELEASE Release Date: June 6, 2016
Contacts: Michelle Chapman | Citi Performing Arts Center | 617.532.1210 | Mchapman@citicenter.org