Inspired! Call for Artists Application

The Boston Pops & Discover Roxbury present Inspired! Arts Weekend on June 6-7. The two-day, music and art weekend will showcase inspired works of art by Discover Roxbury's ArtROX! artists and an open house and behind-the-scene tours of Symphony Hall on Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm; and an inspirational Gospel Night concert on Saturday, June 6; 8pm, featuring the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Boston Pops and the Boston Pops Gospel Choir. During this weekend of inspired visual arts and uplifting gospel music, over 30 works of art will be on display and available for sale throughout Symphony Hall in this first-ever collaboration.

We are seeking display ready, 2D artwork (photography, prints, paintings, etc.) inspired by music, architecture and the upliftment of the human spirit. Selected artists will receive 80% of the sale. A limited number of sculptural or 3D pieces will be considered. All the artwork must be display ready, including packing materials. The dimensions for preferred artwork range from a minimum of 20" x 24" to approximately 36" x 24" with a 20 pound restriction. Since the art exhibition will take place over two days, artists are ask to submit a replacement piece in case your artwork sells. Both pieces must be similar in size and medium. All 2D work will be displayed on easels.

INSPIRED! ART EXHIBITION TIMELINE:

• May 27: Deadline to submit application and images
• May 28-June 1: Artwork reviewed and chosen by Discover Roxbury
• June 2: Selected artists will be notified by Discover Roxbury; if selected all artists must complete an Art Drop-off Form
and attach a complete copy to your submissions.
• June 4: Artwork drop-off; 7am-7pm
• June 6-7pm: Inspired! Art Exhibition; 10am-4pm
• June 6: Pre-concert VIP reception; 6-8pm (selected artists must confirm their attendance)
• June 8: Artwork pick-up; 7am-7pm (date/time TBA)
• June 12: Sales checks mailed to artists

For questions or needs, contact Marisa Luse at marisa@discoverroxbury.org.

ABOUT PARTNERS:
The Boston Pops
Affectionately known as "America's Orchestra," the Boston Pops is the most recorded and arguably the most beloved orchestra in the country, beginning with the establishment of the modern-era Pops by Arthur Fiedler and continuing through the innovations introduced by John Williams and the new-millennium Pops spearheaded by Keith Lockhart. In 2010, with the 125th anniversary season, the Boston Pops reached a landmark moment in a remarkable history that began with its founding in 1885. Fours years earlier, in 1881, Civil War veteran Henry Lee Higginson founded the Boston Symphony Orchestra, calling its establishment "the dream of my life." From the start he intended to present, in the warmer months, concerts of light classics and the popular music of the day. From a practical perspective, Higginson realized that these "lighter" performances would provide year-round employment for his musicians. The "Promenade Concerts," as they were originally called, were soon informally known as "Popular Concerts," which eventually became shortened to "Pops," the name officially adopted in 1900. The following year the orchestra performed for the first time in its new home, Symphony Hall. Not only is this performance space acoustically outstanding, it was also designed, at Higginson's insistence, so that the rows of seats for Boston Symphony concerts could be replaced by tables and chairs for Pops concerts For more information, visit www.bso.org

Discover Roxbury
Discover Roxbury is an artist-run, community-based organization that promotes civic engagement and economic development in Roxbury through tours and events which leverage the community’s artistic, cultural, historic, and culinary assets. Discover Roxbury also works with schools, universities, and educational groups to foster and explore meaningful conversations about the impact of changing demographics, government projects, and individual activism on Roxbury specifically and on communities generally. For more information, visit www.discoverroxbury.org.

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