Cultural District Seeks Event Producers

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2/11/16 – From the Downtown Lynn Cultural District

DTLCD Call for Producers
Central Square Mural Park, Lynn

 

Have a great idea for a cultural event? Let us help to make your idea a reality!

The Downtown Lynn Cultural District, now in its 3rd year, has been instrumental in reinvigorating the arts and culture scene in our own Central Square. The DTLCD engages Lynn residents and visitors in a revitalized experience that has arts and culture at its core, where the city’s proud history creates a base for an exciting and diverse arts, culture, and entertainment scene. Our artists, residents, business owners, non – profit leaders and city officials know downtown Lynn as a vibrant cultural hub, and in 2012, the MCC named downtown Lynn as one of the first state recognized arts and culture districts in Massachusetts. This year, thanks in part to MassDevelopment, the Cultural District has been generously awarded a grant to establish a Call for Producers program series. This will allow us to actively engage community members to put forth programming that encourages residents of Lynn and other nearby cities to visit and appreciate the businesses, cultural offerings and vitality of downtown.

The Cultural District’s Call for Producers program is looking for individuals to create, produce and manage cultural events that will take place in our Mural Park throughout our 2016 season. Working directly with the Cultural District, producers will be responsible for: selecting a theme, lining up talent and/or creating activities, planning and managing the event, and helping with promotional services. The Cultural District will provide a stipend, determined by the budgetary needs of the event, ranging from $500 to $1,000, as well as marketing support, technical support, equipment, permitting and other specific requirements you may have.

The purpose of our Call for Producers series is to generate cultural activity downtown. With this series we hope to energize downtown Lynn with free, consistent cultural programming throughout the year that reflects and engages the city’s diverse communities and boosts the cultural and economic development of the city. We are particularly interested in bringing together Central Square businesses and downtown community members and artists to produce events that would not otherwise take place, and that we can hope to grow and expand with each coming year.

We highly encourage you to submit ANY and ALL ideas you may have.

*PLEASE NOTE: All programming must be based primarily in our Central Square Mural Park.*

How to Apply

Note to individual producers: We encourage you to speak with downtown Lynn businesses/organizations regarding your ideas prior to submitting an application in order to confirm common interests, objectives and availability.

DEADLINE (postmark or e-mail by): Friday, February 26, 2016

Please be sure to submit by the above date. We have a very limited number of opportunities available.

Please provide the following information:

  1. Contact info: e-mail and postal addresses, phone, and website (if applicable).
  2. If an independent producer, which downtown Lynn businesses/organizations do you plan to partner with (if any)?
  3. Describe your theme or the objective of your event.
  4. List the programmatic content of your event.
  5. Tell us what day and timeframe would be ideal for your event. We appreciate your flexibility; Please list your top 3 desired dates and consider a weekday event.
  6. Outline schedule for your event.
  7. List any technical requirements.
  8. Budget: How much would you need? Please provide a breakdown of how you would spend your stipend; this may include producer stipend, talent fees and other fees you foresee.
  9. Downtown Lynn affiliation (if any).
  10. Please describe your experience in producing cultural events. Include any appropriate websites and, if you like, send support materials; i.e., photos, CDs, press clippings, resume(s).

(Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like your support materials returned to you.)

Please send your application to:
Email: programs@culturalynn.org

OR

Mail: Downtown Lynn Cultural District
c/o The Lynn Museum/LynnArts
590 Washington St., Lynn, MA 01901

We encourage you to call or email to discuss any ideas:

Phone: 781-581-6211 (Speak with Kate Luchini or Carolyn Cole)
programs@culturalynn.org / director@culturalynn.org

DEADLINE (postmark or e-mail by): Friday, February 26, 2016
All applicants will be notified by Friday, March 25, 2016


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