SPRING 2016 ARTWEEK APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

Artists, venues, organizations are invited to take art into their own hands by creating an ArtWeek event

Boston, MA – ArtWeek, a bi-annual, ten-day festival featuring more than 100 unique, unexpected, and creative experiences, is seeking applications for its Spring 2016 festival. 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.

For more information, visit artweekboston.org.

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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: January 13, 2016
Contacts: Michelle Chapman | Citi Performing Arts Center (617) 532.1210 | Mchapman@citicenter.org