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Announcement

Decompression announcements.

30
September
2014

Call For Art Grant Proposal Submissions!

Funding for Decompression Projects Now Available

Calling all artists! Boston Decompression is excited to announce that this year we will be distributing art grants to artists for Boston Decompression 2014! This is a big step forward for the event. The success of Boston Decompression in recent years and the support of our community has put us in a position to offer these grants. If you have an existing art piece that you would like to bring or an idea for a new project you would like to contribute to this year’s event, please fill out the online Boston Decompression art grant application form with the details of your proposal. The grants committee will be considering both proposals for new works and submissions of existing works of visual and performance art in any 2D or 3D medium. Work that is responsive to this year's theme ("The Lost City") or that helps to transform the space will be given extra consideration.

 

Grants will primarily fund the materials and consumables costs for artwork, and, potentially, transportation costs for art coming from outside the Boston area. The Decom Art Committee will work with Boston area artists to arrange shared transportation.

 

Here is the timeline for the art grants process:

  • Art Grant Submissions Open - Now!

  • Art Grant Submissions Due - Wednesday October 8th at 11:59 pm

  • Art Grant Recipients Notified of Their Selection - Monday October 13th, noon

  • All Art Grant Recipients must respond back within 24 hours of being notified of selection to confirm participation.

  • Complete art projects in preparation for Decompression.

  • 2014 Boston Decompression event - Saturday November 8th

     

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 within the 24-hour notification period. Funds will be transferred to the recipient via bank transfer unless arranged otherwise. The remaining 25-percent of the grant amount will be delivered to the recipient two weeks after the 2014 Decompression event in which the funded art piece/project has been featured and/or contributed.

 

Online Art Grant Submission Application:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KZ9w91N0NKF8hPwgiB9E3y6nTqd9IqZVKyeYnw9L-sM/viewform?usp=send_form

 

 

Please note, this form is intended only for applying for an Art Grant.  An additional general “Call for Art” and participation will be announced shortly. Also, a venue visit and walkthrough opportunity is also currently being worked out and scheduled.  Stay tuned for exact date and time but expect a weekday evening very soon.

 

If there are any concerns, comments or questions about this process please send us a message at:

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Cheers,

Art Grants Committee

2014 Boston Decompression Planning Committee

 

Written by: FiG Categories: Announcement

19
September
2014

Heads Up: Decompression 2014 to Offer Art Grants!

Big news! The success of the Boston Decompression event in recent years has put this year’s planning committee in the position to be able to offer Art Grants! Look for details of the grant process and an open call for submissions at the beginning of next week. So get a head start on those ideas and dream big!

Categories: Announcement

15
September
2014

Decompression 2014 Theme: The Lost City

Throughout human existence, our history and mythos have been filled with tales of legendary cities, built by once-great civilizations, now lost. Some, like the Lost City of Atlantis, have disappeared beneath the waves and into the murky ocean abyss forever, existing now only in legend. Others like Machu Picchu, the fabled mountain-top citadel of the Inca, were lost for centuries but have since been found! The lure of these lost cities is irresistible: In 1925, Percy Fawcett, one of the last Victorian-era explorers, marched into the thick jungle of the South American Amazon and vanished without a trace, driven by an obsession to find The Lost City of Gold - El Dorado. In our modern era, similar obsession brings tens of thousands of people to set out each year and build a vibrant metropolis in the harsh Black Rock desert of Nevada, only to have it lost again to the dust, leaving no trace, for another year.

 

What is it about these lost cities that fascinates us? That drives folklore and myth and legend and obsession? What possible meaning and relevance could these ideas have to our modern day civic existence, where economic blight, urban decay and civil unrest threaten our very own cities?

 

On Saturday November 8th, 2014, join us as we explore, discover, reclaim and reassemble these lost cities!  Together we will unravel the mysteries of the once-great civilizations that built them. Don your explorer's cap, polish up your trident and rustle up your spirit of adventure! Pack all that you'll need, but only what you can carry on your back and join us this night as we rebuild The Lost City!

 

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Keep your eye on these communication channels for forthcoming announcements that will include a call for general event volunteers, calls for art, music and performance and more.

 

Yours in adventure,

The 2014 Boston Decompression Planning Committee

Categories: Announcement

16
July
2014

Decompression 2014 - Save the Date!

Saturday November 8th, 2014 at "Who's On First?"

Save the DateWe are very excited to announce that the date and venue for the 2014 Boston Decompression event have been determined, so please mark your calendars and SAVE the DATE! 2014 Boston Decompression will be held on Saturday November 8th, 2014, and we will be returning to the wonderful venue that has played host to the last two Boston Decompression events, "Who's On First?" in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston.

"Who's On First?"
19 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA
 

"Who's On First?" has been one of the most cooperative venues our Decompression Planning Committee has ever worked with. Along with having a great rapport with their staff, the venue's willingness to accommodate so many of our needs and their ability to grow the space with us as our event itself has grown makes them an ideal choice for this years Decompression event.

 

Although the date and venue have been determined, there are still many important planning decisions that need to be made and a number of planning roles and responsibilities that need to be filled. Boston Decompression is a completely volunteer driven event, and we are currently in need of a few more volunteers in this planning phase. If you are interested in having a role in planning this year's event please email us and let us know what aspect of Decompression planning you want to work on here:

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There is a planning meeting scheduled for the near future where many more decisions about the event are to be made and we would love to have any new planning volunteers involved and in attendance at the meeting, so please let us know about your interest in helping now!

 

Cheers,

2014 Decompression Planning Committee

Written by: FiG Categories: Announcement

19
September
2013

All Decom 2013 Event Info

All the info you need in one place!

What

Boston Decompression 2013: Subterranean

When

September 28th, 2013, 7PM - 2AM

Where

Who's On First
19 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA

Details

21+ with ID

Tickets

$20 pre-sale tickets online, $25 at the door

** Buy your tickets online now!  This event will likely sell out! **

Get tickets HERE: bostondecompression2013.eventbrite.com

Contacts and Emails

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11
September
2013

2013 Boston Decompression Tickets Now on Sale!

Ticket sales for Boston Decompression 2013: Subterranean are now LIVE!  Please follow the Eventbrite link and buy your tickets now!

 

*** Buy tickets here: https://bostondecompression2013.eventbrite.com/ ***

 

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 2:00 AM (EDT)

Who's On First
19 Yawkey Way 
Boston, MA 02215

Written by: FiG Categories: Announcement

08
September
2013

Boston Decompression 2013: Subterranean

Call for Participation

Boston Decompression 2013: Subterranean

Go underground for Boston Decompression 2013: Subterranean


Travel to Fenway, Boston’s very own urban lagoon and crawl into the radically-playafied Who’s On First on September 28 @ 7PM.


Swing through the catacombs of your mind. We’re taking over the bar, alley, AND the underground garage for more interactive art, music, and underworld fun than ever before. Bring your talents and creations to this Subterranean soiree—we’re looking for all sorts of participants itching to emerge from just beneath the surface.

 

Art, Video & Projections

Contact (Michael Dewberry, Terry Dovidio)

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Music

Contact (Fig, Nick Binary)

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Special Projects & Deco

Decom-related experiential projects, venue deco, and image collection

Contact: Jen Hill, Tawny Love, Terry

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Interested in helping with setup, teardown, or greeting smiling faces?

Volunteers

Contact (Jenn Z, Doug, Abbie)

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Press

Contact Melinda

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Looking to dig up some information?

Information Desk

Contact Terry and Eve

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WHAT

Boston Decompression 2013

Subterranean


WHERE

Who’s On First

19 Yawkey Way

Boston

MBTA: Kenmore Square


WHEN

September  28th , 2013 @ 7pm
Ticketing information will be announced shortly.

Written by: Tawny Love Categories: Participate, Organization, Announcement

14
August
2013

Boston Decompression 2013 Date and Venue Set!

Saturday September 28th, at "Who's On First"

Boston Decompression 2013 Date and Venue Set!

It's official! The date for Boston Decompression 2013 has been set: Saturday September 28th.

We will be returning to "Who's On First" on Yawkey Way in Boston, the wonderful site of Decompression 2012.  We are excited to return to such a great venue, and even more excited to have secured access and use of the adjacent underground parking garage. Utilizing this space for additional art and decom activity will double the amount of available space outside of the club!

So mark your calendars! More details along with ways that you can get involve will be following shortly.

Get excited!

Written by: FiG Categories: Announcement

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