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Martha’s Artist Salon at Boston Center for the Arts
Call for Hosts for the 2017–2018 Season

A community-led conversation, Martha’s Salon was created to encourage Boston-area dance artists, choreographers, educators and enthusiasts to come together to share knowledge about dance as it is practiced and presented around the world. In each session, a host offers a short workshop, lecture/demonstration or presentation identifying an idea or exemplar that demonstrates why the world of dance looks as does today.

We are seeking hosts for Martha’s Salon sessions of the 2017–2018 season. Selected hosts will be offered a stipend of $100 and technical (sound and projection) and administrative support from the BCA Dance Program Manager. Presentations can include visual or video examples, interactive elements with attendees, lecture/demonstrations or other ways of communicating your idea. Martha’s Salon takes place at the Boston Center for the Arts from 6–8 pm in the Mills Gallery or Martin Hall, depending on availability.

2017–2018 Martha’s Salon sessions will be:

Monday November 13, 2017
Monday March 5, 2018
Monday May 7, 2018

Each session has some flexibility on dates.

If you are interested in hosting, please send a proposal listing:

  • The topic you would like to present
  • The form your presentation would take (presentation, lecture/demonstration, workshop, etc.)
  • Why you feel this topic is important to understanding dance today
  • Which session date you would prefer

Please submit your proposal to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 5 pm on Monday, October 2, 2017.

Past presentations have included: Gender Perspectives in the Field of Dance, the History of Black Dance in Boston, Bill T. Jones, Ivo Dimchev, Percussive Dance throughout many eras of dance, Merce Cunningham, and more.

Martha’s Salon is organized by Andrea Blesso Albuquerque, BCA and David Henry, ICA.


Institutional supporters

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Barr Foundation and The Klarman Family Foundation in collaboration with the Barr-Klarman Arts Capacity Building Initiative

Bloomberg Philanthropies

National Endowment for the Arts


Massachusetts Cultural Council


Liberty Mutual Foundation


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