Artist’s Theater of Boston is looking for artists working in all media to take part in The Masculinity Project! We invite artists of all genders, ethnoracial identities, and embodiments to apply. Black, Indigenous, and other POC artists are greatly encouraged to apply.
The Masculinity Project is an artistic endeavor aiming to evaluate and redefine what it means to perform masculinity. Artists excited about analyzing and sharing their relationship with masculinity are strong candidates for this project. Artists will work as a group to analyze the history of masculinity, discuss and critique our current practices, and imagine new ways of being masculine. Group meetings will operate as dramaturgical support and a springboard for each artist to create their own piece of art centered around their personal experience of masculinity. The project will culminate in a presentation via a virtual gallery. The gallery will open on November 14th, followed by a Zoom Q&A with the artists.
We want to include as many artistic media as possible to reflect the complexity and broadness of this subject—Visual Artists, Digital Artists, Writers, Theatrical Performers, and Song Writers, etc. All artists will be paid a stipend of $115 for the creation of a piece of art that encompasses their personal evaluation and performance of Masculinity. All artists will be required to read excerpts and articles and to interact in group discussions. Those able to brainstorm, collaborate, and communicate well with others are best suited for this process. The construction of the virtual gallery is imperative to the project and therefore we will need one Web Designer/Coder. If you have those skillsets please let us know in your initial email.
Meetings/Workshop sessions will happen once a week for 3 weeks starting the week of October 19th. Group meetings will be 90 minutes long and the meeting day will depend on the availability of the chosen group of artists. One additional meeting (30 – 60min) with Maurice (Director) will be required to design/coordinate the virtual presentation of your piece of art.
To apply please send a resume or portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org and a statement of 100-300 words on why this project appeals to you. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an artistic cohort is formed. We aim to confirm artists by mid-October.