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29
September
2016

Participation Deadlines - Last Call for Art Grants and Music!

Get your art grant submissions in now

Just a reminder that Boston Decompression 2016: “Da Vinci’s  Pawnshop” is currently accepting proposals for art and grants. Proposals for grants can be for existing pieces at nearly all stages of production, including upkeep and repairs! The deadline for art grant proposals is being extended to Monday, October 3rd, so get those ideas and proposals finalized this weekend and enter them into the Art Grant Form at the following link by Monday: http://ow.ly/KA8Z304H53W 

Also if you would like to play music at our lovely pawnshop - that deadline is tomorrow, Friday September 30th. Enter your submissions into the Music Form: http://ow.ly/c76q30472NV

As always, Boston Decompression is an all-volunteer driven event and anyone interested in helping should fill out our Volunteer Form here: http://ow.ly/FqEB304d83V

The complete “Call for Participation” can be viewed on the Boston Decompression website at this link. A form to contribute your art is included there.

Much more information on ticketing, and transportation planning and options will be announced soon!

Link to Facebook event page for Da Vinci’s Pawnshop:

https://www.facebook.com/events/639427642883333/

Best,

2016 Boston Decompression Planning Committee

Written by: FiG Categories: Art, Participate, Announcement

16
September
2016

Art Grants for Da Vinci’s Pawnshop!

Open through September 30th - Don't delay, submit now!

Black Rock East and Boston Decompression are pleased to announce the continuation of the Art Grant Program in 2016! Last year, 7 projects were funded and $2,205.00 in grant funds were given out. We hope to fund more projects this year, so get your art and performance ideas out of hock and apply for an art grant!

To apply for a grant to fund materials and costs to bring a new, or existing project or performance to Boston Decompression in 2016, please fill out the online application form below with the details of your proposal. The grants committee will be considering proposals for new and existing works of interactive visual and performance art, in any medium. Work that is responsive to this year's theme: Da Vinci’s Pawnshop, or helps to transform the space will be given priority consideration. Grants will be up to $500, and will primarily fund the materials and consumables costs for artwork and performance. Grant funds are available for transportation of non-local (outside the greater Boston or Worcester area) art. The Decompression Art Committee will work with Boston and Worcester area artists to arrange shared transportation for local projects.

Due to the late start on Art Grants this year, the Art Grants Committee is introducing a rolling grants application and notification process. Submit your completed Art Grant form any time until the September 30th deadline, and you will be notified within 3 days. Complete submissions received on September 30th will be notified October 4th at noon.

Here is the timeline for the art grants process:

  • Art Grant Submissions Open: Now! 
  • Art Grant Submission Period: Friday, September 16th - Friday, September 30th, 11:59 PM
  • Art Grant Recipients Notification Period: Within three days of a complete Art Grant Submission - Tuesday, October 4th at noon
  • Following the return of the signed Grant Contract, the first 75% of granted funds is paid out by Friday, October 7th 
  • Complete the funded project for Boston Decompression 2016 - Saturday, October 22nd!
  • After successful presentation of the project at Decompression, and the grantee has provided documentation of the project at Decompression, the remaining 25% of grant funds will be disbursed - by Saturday, November 5th, 2016 

If you are the recipient of an art grant, you will receive 75-percent of your grant amount upon confirmation and return of the signed contract. Funds will be transferred to the recipient via Paypal or check. The remaining 25-percent of the grant amount will be delivered to the recipient within two weeks of the 2016 Decompression event in which the funded project has been featured and/or contributed, pending documentation of the grant-funded project.

Online Art Grant Submission Application: http://ow.ly/gysV304i4uZ

Please note, this form is intended only for those applying for an art grant. The general call for art and participation went out earlier this week. There will be a venue visit and walkthrough opportunity later in September. Stay tuned to this channel for updates.

If there are any concerns, comments or questions about this process please send us a message at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Over and out,

Art Grants Committee

2016  Boston Decompression Planning Committee

Written by: FiG Categories: Art, Participate, Announcement

14
September
2016

Call for Participation in "Da Vinci’s Pawnshop"

Contribute your art, music, performances, deco projects, theme camps and creative ideas

Boston Decompression is getting into the pawnshop game, and to succeed we’ll need to secure a loan of your valuables - namely your art, music, performances, deco projects, theme camps and creative ideas! Ours is an all volunteer-driven event relying completely on participant contributions, so if you have some art, some performance, some fun idea you’d like to contribute, please follow the appropriate link or send an email to the address as specified below. Let’s make this renaissance for the rest of us a reality!

Call For Art and Deco

To contribute an art piece or a deco project, please fill out the art submissions form and our Art Committee will work with you on logistics and placement. Additionally, a venue visit and walkthrough date will be announced shortly- please consider going to see the awesome space we have to work with. Art and Deco Form

Call For Music

To sign yourself or your band up to play music at the event, please fill out this music submission form including a link to an online demo or mix. All bands, djs and music performers will need to have submitted this form by the Friday September 30th deadline to be evaluated and considered by the Music Committee for one of the limited music time slots available. Music Form

Call For Performances

To contribute your non-music (non-band or non-dj) performance, please email our Performance Committee. This includes circus performances such as aerialists, spoken word or plays, and fire performers. Please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call for Theme Camps

To better reflect our community groups we would love to have your theme camp participate with some kind of presence at decom. Have an Art Car? We may be able to accommodate that too! Please email our Theme Camps and Projects committee to help make this happen: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call for Skill Share

To contribute by sharing a skill or teaching a class, please email us and tell us about it. There are different classrooms and environments to make use of: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call for Volunteers

To help make Da Vinci’s Pawnshop a reality by volunteering to do one of the many many jobs needing to be fulfilled, please fill out our volunteer form. Our Volunteer Organizing Committee will work with you to find out where your help will be best suited. Volunteer Form

Other Participation and Contribution Ideas

Have an idea to contribute that you feel does not fit into one of these categories? Tell us about it: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A Word on Transportation Efforts

Holding Boston Decompression in Worcester poses logistical challenges for our Planning Committee, our artists and our participant attendees. To help navigate this our Transportation Committee is working on setting up various solutions, including: round-trip bussing between Boston and Worcester, round-trip shuttle between the Worcester “T” stop and the venue for commuter rail riders, and an event rideshare board resource; in addition to collecting and coalescing all transport information, train times, bus schedules etc. into one place for easy reference. We will be posting all of this information in a separate announcement once it’s been finalized. Additionally we will be organizing a community art truck to transport art to and from the venue.

Ticketing Soon

An announcement about the opening of ticket sales will be coming very soon!

Art Grants Very Soon

Boston Decompression and Black Rock East will be awarding art grants for new projects, existing projects, and performance needs. The art grant submission form will be announced and opened very soon. If you need financial help bringing your contribution to  Da Vinci’s Pawnshop apply for a grant.

 

Best,

2016 Boston Decompression Planning Committee

 

Written by: FiG Categories: Art, Participate, Announcement

04
November
2015

Mimesis: Lineup, Tickets, Performances and More

 

Greetings Persons and Clones,

We want to take a moment to tell you about some of the great music, performances and experiences that will be happening at Boston Decompression 2015: Mimesis! However, before anything else we must implore that you go get your tickets to Mimesis right now because online ticket sales are on pace to sell out well before this weekend! If you don’t get a ticket online, your only chance will be to get one of up to 100 tickets at the door that will be sold on a first-come first-served basis for $30. So avoid that situation and buy your $20 ticket online RIGHT NOW at this address: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-decompression-2015-mimesis-tickets-18986075864

If you’re looking for a way to participate in Mimesis, we are still in need of a few more volunteers in some crucial areas including break-down/strike team, and also greeters. If you’d like to volunteer for one of these teams, or in any other capacity, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and our volunteer coordinator will set you up.

Additionally, we are looking for a few more VJ’s willing to contribute their digital visual art to Mimesis. Scheduling for VJ’s is happening right now, so if you’d like to be included please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Also, we need your Burning Man and regional burn photos! (think Firefly, Nectar, T’fus, etc.) We will be curating a slideshow of photos taken over the past year on some of the closed circuit TV panels around the venue, and we would love to include YOUR photos. Please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to have them included.

Ok, now on to some of the fun stuff that will be at Mimesis! We are excited to announce the lineup of DJ and music acts that will be performing: (in no particular order)

Citron

Anya

Owen Williams

Deki

Lychee

Catalyst

Artemis

Dat Bounce

Jeff Mission

Single White Female

Progressions

Also, new this year, for the first time we will be opening the night with a guided yoga session and a flow arts workshop! So please come at 7 PM as the doors open to get the evening started off right with yoga led by Liz Vequist in the main dancefloor area, and a flow art workshop in the Art Alley and learn how to use devil sticks with Matt Storer!

We will have additional interactive performances happening throughout the night including UV reactive body painting and a unique chance to take home your very own piece of petrified bat guano!

All of this and we haven’t even yet talked about all of the art that will be there! Don’t waste another moment, get you ticket to Mimesis now and we will see you, or someone like you, on Saturday!

Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/806302776133567/

P.S. - Keep up to date on our growing list of imposters and counterfeit ticketers! http://www.blackrockeast.com/index.php/item/mimesis-counterfeits-and-impostors

Written by: FiG Categories: Performance Art, Volunteer, Ticketing, Music, Interactive Art, Art, Announcement

28
October
2014

New Boston Decompression "The Lost City" Logo

New Boston Decompression

This excellent logo for The Lost City was created by local artist Andrea Huber! Thanks Andrea!

Written by: FiG Categories: Press and PR, Art, Announcement

14
October
2014

Call for Art and Music for Decompression 2014: The Lost City!

Attention all artists, music performers and creative types of all stripes. Boston Decompression needs your help to rebuild The Lost City! This is an official call for contributions of art, music and performance. Please fill out the appropriate online form(s) linked below to give our dedicated civic planners the information needed on what you would like to contribute to The Lost City.

 

ART FORM:

(this may include visual art, any performance art and VJs or VJ installations)

Click here for Art Submission Form

Members from our Department of Civil Engineering will be in touch to discuss zoning and construction details, but if you have any questions or need to get in touch with them please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The deadline for art contribution submissions is Wed. October 29th.

 

MUSIC FORM:

(this may include bands, DJs and other music performers)

Click here for Music Submission Form

We hope to have you rock the ruins of The Lost City! Our masters of music are listening and will be in touch, but should you have any need to contact them please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The deadline for music contribution submissions is Wed. October 22nd.

Music selection notifications will begin going out by Sat. October 25th.

 

Ticketing information and ticket sales will be announced very soon and a separate call for volunteer help will also be sent out, but should you need to get in touch with our wonderful volunteer coordinators, they can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

 

More information about the Boston Decompression event can be found here at our website. (www.blackrockeast.com) For any additional decompression related questions or concerns please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

We look forward to hearing what you will be contributing to Boston Decompression 2014: The Lost City!

 

Best,

Art and Music Crews

Written by: FiG Categories: Music, Art, Announcement