Join us to help create a festival, ArtBeat 2022.
The Somerville Arts Council's annual multicultural arts festival showcases the City's diverse and vibrant arts communities and attracts ten thousand visitors to Davis Square. Presented by the Somerville Arts Council (SAC) and Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, ArtBeat has reached its 36th year and features an eclectic mix of music, dance, theater, food, performance, and interactive activities.
Below, find your way to participate by responding to our calls to artists and community organizations, Rise up, join us.
ArtBeat 2022 graphic artist, Michael Talbot, work will arise soon!!
This year's ArtBeat theme: Rise
Things are looking up, lifting—rising. At this year's ArtBeat Festival we invite artists of all kinds and community members to interpret the "rise" theme in myriad ways. Literally, let's think about what's above us—the sky, stars, trees, cranes, birds, and buildings. And figuratively, how might "rise" resonate? What's beyond us, what's within reach? What trends and stats are rising in Somerville? How might we rise to further our dreams and goals, and rise up to fight inequality? Whether it's dancers leaping upwards, singers hitting high notes, a sculptor crafting a lofty installation, or a community group calling for social change and a rising up—we can't wait to see your interpretations of this theme. It's time to RISE Somerville!
Apply here for the following ArtBeat Calls
ArtBeat Craft Vendor Application (Deadline: Thursday, March 31st)
ArtBeat Community/Cultural Organization Application (Deadline: Monday, June 6th)
ArtBeat Call to Musicians (Deadline: Monday, April 18)
ArtBeat Call to Dance artists/companies (Deadline: Monday, April 18)
ArtBeat Call to General artists/performers (Deadline: Monday, April 18)