Artist Program 2017

We had so much fun last year, we decided to do it again! If you’re a visual artist, we invite you to participate in our second Float Creative project. Float three times for free, with the understanding that after the second float you’ll start an art project and finish it within one month. We think you’ll be amazed at everything your mind creates when you eliminate the distractions of the outside world.

For more information and to sign up, email us: artists@floatboston.com

Questions! You probably have questions.

Is there a deadline for signing up?  We do have a cap on the number of participants, and we’ll stop the program once we reach our cap OR October 15th 2017, whichever comes first. Sign up now!

Are there requirements for the artwork itself? Does it have to be about floating? The only requirement is that it be a minimum size of 8″x8″ (eight inches square). The subject can be whatever you like. (Please keep in mind that if your subject matter is X-rated that we will not be able to use it on social media or publish it in our book.)

What will happen when I sign up? We’ll get in contact with you to explain the program and make an appointment for a portfolio review. If it’s a good fit for everyone, we’ll sign the contract and schedule your floats.

What happens if I sign up, but it turns out I can’t float because of my health? Please do let us know – we’ll tear up the contract. We want this project to be a win-win situation for everyone.

How will the artworks be used? When you sign our contract, you’ll grant us royalty-free rights to photograph the work and use the images in promotional and commercial projects. If everything works out, we plan to publish the works in a book. We will use the images to promote the artists and floating. You will retain ownership of your work. View a copy of our contract.

Can I participate if I’ve never floated before? Of course! We’ll be delighted to welcome you.

Can I participate if I did last year? Preference will be given to new participants, but we can put you on the wait list.

For more information and to sign up, email us: artists@floatboston.com

Twitter hashtag: #floatcreative

View a copy of our contract.

 

Floating and PTSD: a couple things to consider

PTSD, short for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. It resolves with time for some, and for others it may progress to a chronic state.

Many people have found floating to be a safe place to reprocess traumatizing memories, as well as mitigating anxiety and depression. Among other benefits, a floating practice allows people to develop a sort of “body memory” of calm and positivity, which they can carry into their daily life. For those having a hard time, this is a compelling reason to float!

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with PTSD, we’d love to introduce you to floating. Here are two things to consider going in: Continue reading Floating and PTSD: a couple things to consider

Cannabis legalized in Massachusetts

This was posted to facebook today, and it’s worth its own blog post. Enjoy!

Curious about Massachusetts’ cannabis legalization? Below is a Q&A published on WBUR, via Somerville’s Mayor Joe Curtatone.

Issues specific to Float:

1) We are a workplace, and smoking is prohibited. Open flames void our insurance. Please be considerate, and don’t wreck our business!

2) Floating is safe, but water and impairment aren’t a good combo. If our staff doubts that you are coherent enough to keep yourself safe, they will check on you, and deny you service if necessary. This is the same as our alcohol standard.

3) Keep in mind that you need to be together enough to recognize our ending signal, and get yourself out and showered in a reasonable amount of time. Please be responsible for yourself.

See you soon!

Mayor Joe says: Just so people have correct information, here’s a Q&A about how marijuana legalization is taking effect today in Massachusetts. I’ll add that you can’t go walking down the streets smoking a jay any more than you can stroll around with an open container of beer. I suggest people understand what is legal and how that works so that you don’t run into any unnecessary legal trouble.

WBUR: You Asked, We Answered: Here’s What You Wanted To Know About Recreational Marijuana