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Celebrity Series of Boston Requests Concept Proposals for Public Performance Projects

Tuesday, May 8, 2018   (0 Comments)

Celebrity Series of Boston has announced a national request for proposals for a new short-term public performance project. Projects submitted through the RFP should conceive the entire city as a canvas for participatory arts activities to promote the Celebrity Series’ vision to utilize the performing arts to enrich and transform lives and build better communities. 

Celebrity Series of Boston’s Public Performance Art Initiative was established in 2013 as part of the organization’s 75th anniversary celebration. From its inception, the goal of each public art project has been to broaden awareness of the organization’s activities by taking the artistic experience outside of traditional concert venues to public spaces throughout Boston. The initiative conceives of the entire city as a canvas for participatory arts activities to promote the Celebrity Series’ mission and brand. 

Our Public Performance Projects have sought to make manifest the idea that the arts are for all and that everyone can participate in the arts,” says Celebrity Series Executive Director Gary Dunning. “Our projects also celebrate the notion that live performance can happen anywhere – not just in the performance halls, but also on streets and in neighborhoods. We are eager to build on the successes of our previous public projects, and encourage the development of new projects specifically for Boston. We are curious to see what artists might envision, and we’re excited that Celebrity Series can bring the performing arts to life for all Bostonians.”

Application Deadline: Friday, June 22, 2018, 5 pm Eastern Time
Budget: $130,000

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