CALL FOR ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, PERFORMERS:
The Somerville Arts Council and Greg Cook, the fellow behind last year’s “Pity Party,” are looking for your help for the “TINY TALL SHIPS FESTIVAL” in Union Square on the afternoon of May 14 (rain date May 15). The festival is a celebration of everything tiny and nautical. Small ships, sea monsters, mermaids, icebergs, submarines, whales and other floating sculptures bob in kiddie pools spread across Union Square. Little boats race in a temporary lagoon. Plus temporary tattoos, tattoo contests, tiny boat-making, seafood, crafts, and nautical/pirate/mermaid/fishy tunes.
• We’re seeking artists to make small ships, sea monsters, mermaids, icebergs, submarines, whales and other floating sculptures to float in lots of kiddie pools and/or race in a temporary lagoon.
• We’re looking for bands and DJs to play nautical/pirate/mermaid tunes.
• We’re seeking your own weird and wonderful proposals on this theme. Surprise us. We love cockamamie ideas.
• We’re seeking crafters who make things on these themes who would like to sell their crafts.
To apply, email weloveyoursubmissions @ gmail.com (of course with that email address, smash all the letters together, no spaces) with brief proposals (a paragraph or two), samples, links and your contact info, and fee requested. Deadline to apply: March 19, 2016.
Below is a handy flier to share. (Illustration by Kari Percival.)