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The City of Murfreesboro will recognize its second inaugural Painter, Photography, and Poet Laureates in 2018 (term begins July 2018 and ends June 2019).

Laureate programs exist across many cities as well as nationally. The role of the laureate is to serve as the City’s selected Laureate for a one year term and during that time will complete new work inspired by Murfreesboro, will exhibit their craft at city events, and will complete a number of community outreach arts related projects that will target non-traditional and/or under-served audiences. To be considered for the Laureate Program candidates must live in Murfreesboro, must fill out a program application, and must agree to the responsibilities of the Laureate.

The goals of beginning the Cultural Arts Laureate Program are to give experienced individual artists an opportunity to share their talents with their community, to give youth citizens and new artists role models within their own community, and to encourage and nurture a growing arts culture in Murfreesboro. The desired outcomes of this initiative are that each year the selected Laureates will use their craft to make impacts on their community that they will find rewarding and continue to give time to after their term, that this program will encourage artists to set goals within their own community, and that the community will be served by the arts and lives will be enriched by the work the Laureates accomplish.

We will begin accepting applications for the 2018/2019 Painter, Photography, and Poet Laureates on March 1st. The application deadline will be April 30th. Until then you can begin preparing your application based on the criteria below. If you have questions, you may submit the form below, and we will contact you. You can also contact Mai Hamric: mhamric@murfreesborotn.gov  615-867-7244

The following is an outline of what we will ask for once we begin accepting submissions:

Eligible artists are invited to submit proposals that include the following:

1. A sample of your work/your professional portfolio (please limit to 10).

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Confirmation of current place of residence

4. Letter of Intent of 1,000 words maximum detailing:

·The artist’s professional accomplishments and community outreach activities in regards to sharing their love of their craft, and professional resources.

• How the artist would represent the City of Murfreesboro and engage the public in arts advocacy.

• Why the artist feels they are the best candidate for the second Painter, Photography, or Poet Laureate for the City of Murfreesboro.

5. A proposal for how the artist will fulfill their obligation of two advocacy events; one community outreach project; and their vision for a collaborative project including poetry, painting, and photography.

6. An artist bio of no more than 250 words to be used on the City’s website if the application is selected.

7. Three references that can attest to the artist’s talents and their ability to engage others in their craft.

This exhibition is open to Art Educators residing or teaching in Rutherford County. Teachers from City Schools, County Schools, College Instructors, and any non-traditional educators including home school, community, and private instructors are encouraged to submit.The theme for this exhibit is Family History, or Roots. Your artwork should display something that is significant to your background. Whether it be inspired by your country of origin, traditions, culture, or your own personal roots, we want to see what makes you who you are. You may submit up to 3-5 works for display. Drop Off Dates for accepted works will be March 23rd, 24th, & March 26th-29th between 10a-4p.

Bradley Academy Museum
415 South Academy St
Murfreesboro, TN 
Artist Night at the museum is a monthly event where local community members display their talents in the form of dance, music, poetry, comedy, fashion, theatre (one man show), and visual art. Visual artworks require screening through this site to allow for an enjoyable and harmonious atmosphere.

415 S. Academy St. 
Murfreesboro, TN
Perform Murfreesboro is seeking production team members for the 2017/2018 season featuring the following shows:

Anne of Green Gables (MTI)
Audition Ages: 13-17
Auditions: July 5th & 6th 2017
Performance: August 25th, 26th, & 27th

Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing (PFYA)
Audition Ages: 9-12
Auditions: August 16th & 18th 2017
Performance: October 13th, 14th, & 15th

Elf JR. The Musical (MTI)
Audition Ages: 6-17
Auditions: September 20th & 22nd 2017
Performance: December 8th, 9th, & 10th

Willy Wonka KIDS (MTI)
Audition Ages: 6-9
Auditions: January 10th & 12th 2018
Performance: March 2nd, 3rd, & 4th

Madagascar a Musical Adventure JR (MTI)
Audition Ages: 6-17
Auditions: February 21st & 23rd 2018
Perform: April 27th, 28th, & 29th
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  • All positions are paid.
  • Applicants may be asked to participate in an interview. 
  • Parent directors are encouraged to apply for shows their children will not be participating in.
Perform Murfreesboro commits to being a positive influence in the education of Theatrical Arts by providing professional quality theatre programing for children.  
Theatre Education helps children gain  confidence in themselves in the areas of public speaking, music appreciation, dance, creative thinking, problem solving, team and leadership skills, and more. Our practice is to put more emphasis on the process rather than the final product. We believe that by focusing on a quality process, we naturally produce a quality production that will provide entertainment for the community.

Perform Murfreesboro Members gain access to a wide variety of programming at no extra cost to them after a $25.00 membership fee. The membership lasts for one fiscal year (July 2017-June 2018 and may register anytime during the year) and comes with many perks. Members have access to free classes in a range of subjects, are given a gift with the Perform Murfreesboro logo on it, can buy discounted tickets to Perform Murfreesboro Productions that they are not cast in, and can sell tickets (not required) at a discounted price to Perform Murfreesboro Productions they are involved in. 
Cast and Crew have the opportunity to sell presale tickets at the cost of $5.00. Show tickets at the door are $7.50 for adults (ages 18-59), $6.00 for seniors (ages 60 and up) and youth (ages 4-17), $3.00 for members, and (ages 0-3) are free.  Financial assistance does not apply to ticket sales. 
Perform Murfreesboro resides in The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park Community Center. There is no running in the Theatre and no food or drink besides bottled water is allowed unless otherwise specified. 
Perform Murfreesboro is a program operated by Cultural Arts Murfreesboro, a division of Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation, City of Murfreesboro.
Thank you for your interest in showcasing at the Rotunda of Murfreesboro's City Hall!

Art in the Rotunda of Murfreesboro's City Hall is maintained by the Murfreesboro Art Committee (MAC). The committee consists of seven members who are appointed for three-year terms. The committee was created by Resolution of the City Council on August 15, 1991.