Arts Organizations Partner to Host Workshop on The Art of Cultural Tourism

Boston, MA (January 9, 2017) – ArtWeek Boston and ArtSpring Cape Cod have announced a unique collaboration to present a workshop on the Art of Cultural Tourism. Through a partnership with the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, the Cape Cod Museum of Art, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the workshop is designed to showcase how the artists and creative economy small business owners can fuel the local tourism industry. It will also provide tips and tricks on how to generate buzz for arts, cultural, and creative events. The free workshop will take place Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 10:30AM at the Cape Cod Museum of Art.

“Over the past several years, ArtWeek events have expanded on Cape Cod, so we are excited that this new partnership with ArtSpring Cape Cod helps to further promote awareness for the thriving art and cultural offerings in communities across Massachusetts,” said Josiah A. Spaulding, Jr., President & CEO of the Boch Center, the nonprofit cultural producer of ArtWeek in partnership with the Highland Street Foundation.

The event will include a distinguished panel presentation of Boston-based artists and small business groups, featuring Joe Donlavey, Director of Sales and Corporate Development at the Boch Center; Susan Israel, President and Founder of Climate Creatives; Suzan Redgate, Executive Director of the Copley Society of Art; and Donna Lee Robertson, Marketing Manager at Restoration Resources. The discussion will be moderated by Lisa Simmons, Program Manager at the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

“As we gear up for the official launch of ArtSpring Cape Cod, we are delighted to have support from and be partnering with ArtWeek Boston,” said David Kaplan, Executive Director of the Cape Cod Museum of Art. “Both festivals celebrate and elevate arts and culture, and we hope this event is only the beginning of a budding partnership that builds new awareness about the Cape and Islands’ thriving cultural community.”

Following the Art of Cultural Tourism workshop, attendees can continue to get creative at special exhibit openings for “Crossing the Line: Innovators of the White-Line Print” and “Celebrating 35th-Anniversary Gifts - A Selection of New Acquisitions” at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, or attend the Ghostlight Project at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. Interested in attending the Art of Cultural Tourism workshop? Sign up here. (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-cultural-tourism-tips-and-takeaways-tickets-30268618252)

About ArtWeek – Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek is an award-winning innovative festival featuring more than 150 unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process. Celebrated twice per year, ArtWeek was born in Boston in 2013 and has since expanded to serve communities across Eastern Massachusetts. To learn more about the festival and its growth, watch this highlight reel.

Designed to drive neighborhood economic impact and build awareness of the area’s creative economy, ArtWeek works with hundreds of community partners throughout Eastern Massachusetts and is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. ArtWeek also has a network of generous media partners each year that have contributed almost $2 million in advertising and promotional support since its launch. It has received recognitions from The Boston Globe, BostInno, the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, and Americans for the Arts. ArtWeek has a network of generous media partners, including WCVB and Beasley Media Group, with additional support from Outfront, Overdrive, and CMT Group. For more information, visit artweekboston.org.

About ArtSpring Cape Cod - ArtSpring Cape Cod is a grass roots celebration of arts and culture spearheaded by a collaborative of cultural organizations across Cape Cod. The goal is to engage as many artists, organizations, and communities as possible in a festival that explores the important and topical theme of "Freedom of Expression." The public is invited to explore, experience, and create through a series of special week-long events from April 28 – May 7, 2017. For more information, visit artspringcapecod.org.

About the Boch Center – The Boch Center is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts institutions and a guardian of the historic Wang and Shubert Theatres. As New England’s largest cultural venue, the Boch Center is home to theater, classical and popular music, dance, comedy, opera, Broadway musicals, family entertainment, and more.

Located in Boston’s historic Theater District, the Boch Center also offers a diverse mix of educational and community outreach initiatives, including the City Spotlights Leadership Program and ArtWeek Boston; collaborates with artists and local nonprofit arts organizations; preserves historic venues; and acts as a champion for Greater Boston’s arts and cultural community. Learn more at bochcenter.org.

About the Cape Cod Museum of Art – Founded in 1981, the Cape Cod Museum of Art is committed to collecting, exhibiting and interpreting exceptional works by artists associated with the entire Cape, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard; fostering cultural growth and creativity through its educational and outreach programs; and undertaking and encouraging research that promotes an understanding of the region's artistic heritage. The Museum’s permanent collection contains over 2,000 pieces, and is the subject of the recently published book, Art From Cape Cod.

The museum is located at 60 Hope Lane, off Route 6A on the grounds of the Cape Cod Center for the Arts in Dennis Village. Winter hours are 10 am to 5 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 pm Sundays. Admission is $9, $7 for seniors and students 19+ with school ID card, $5 for students 13 to 18, and free for children 12 and under. More information may be obtained by calling (508) 385-4477 or vesting www.ccmoa.org.