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How to Fix the World Festival Call to Artists - February 19, 2017

How to Fix the World Festival
The Somerville Arts Council seeks artists, musicians, performers, dancers and makers
to present work at the How To Fix The World Festival. The event is a free, one-day,
outdoor festival taking place in Somerville’s Union Square on Sunday, June 18, 2017.
Imagine a mini world’s fair about how we can save the world.
We’re looking for art projects that: - Identify social problems in the world. - Analyze
social problems in the world. - Propose or provide solutions to these problems. We’re
looking for art that addresses racism, sexism, global warming, capitalism and other
major problems. Make your art serious, critical, humorous, etc. We want art that asks
questions as well as art that provides answers. We’re interested in broadsides, healing
therapy, protest raps, disconcerting installations, upsetting poetry, visionary paintings,
incisive comedy, mobilizing dances, affirming theater, afrofuturism, games, parades,
rants, exorcisms.
We want art that represents the rich diversity of our community. We’re especially
interested in projects in which the audience can participate. We like unusual ideas,
intersectionality, and things we haven’t thought of. Surprise us! Participating artists will
be paid a small stipend. Those looking to sell their work will be asked to pay a vendor
Applicants must be available to present their projects on Sunday, June 18 as well as on
the rain date three weeks later, Saturday, July 8.
To apply: Send a short proposal (one or two paragraphs), your name, email, phone, a
link to samples of past work, and requested payment to

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