Citi Performing Arts Center Gets $151K to Launch ArtWeek
The grant, from ArtPlace America, a collaboration of leading national and regional foundations, banks and federal agencies, was one of 54 awarded nationallyand the only one in Massachusettsto nonprofits that were cited as an exceptional example of creative placemaking.
ArtWeek Boston, involving museums, performing, artistic communities, and others will run Sept. 27 Oct. 6, and then again next spring. The first year will primarily focus on Boston and Cambridge with the goal of expanding statewide and eventually across the country.
With ArtWeek, we can use the arts to strengthen our local economy, said Josiah A. Spaulding, Jr., president and CEO of the Citi Performing Arts Center. Mayor Menino and the City of Boston is an invaluable partner in ArtWeeks neighborhood engagement strategy, and working with the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau and Massachusetts Department of Tourism, we are excited about ArtWeeks potential on regional, national, and international levels.
ArtPlace America recognizes the central role arts and cultural activities can have in the revitalization of American cities, said Rip Rapson, chair of ArtPlace Americas Presidents Council. With this grant award ArtPlace America is directing individual project support to scores of creative, high-impact projects throughout the country.
The 54 organizations that received grants were selected from more than 1,200 applications. Inquiries came from all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia. Grant amounts range from $750,000 to $33,000 with an average grant size of just over $280,000.
ArtWeek Modeled on Restaurant Week
Modeled loosely on Restaurant Week, all ArtWeek events and experiences will use 'prix fixe prices of $20.13, $40.13, or free of charge.