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Black History Month Art Contest

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Black History Month Art Contest

The Mayor’s Office of Diversity and The Mayor’s Office Of Arts And Culture are calling on students residing in Boston to document Black History Inspiring Our Future through performance art.

Do you make music? Are you a poet? Do you express yourself through dance or theater? What places in Boston come to mind when you think about Black History? Where do you go for inspiration?

If you are a Boston student enrolled in grades 6 through 12, we want you to learn about places where the black women and men who shaped Boston’s history made their mark. Can they inspire you today?

The Office of Diversity and The Office Of Arts And Culture invite you to learn about places where the Black women and men who shaped Boston’s history made their mark. Can they inspire you? Tell us how you will build on the successes of Bruce Bolling, Donna Summer, Phillis Wheatley, A. Philip Randolph, Mel King, Bill Russell or any other African American hero you can think of! Will you become a great artist, public servant, athlete, parent, or business owner? Show the world!

Boston City Hall will receive student art submissions in the following categories:

  • Music
  • Performing arts (including dance, short play, comedy, etc.), and
  • Spoken word poetry.

For more information, contest guidelines, and where to submit your work, please Click Here!