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Call for Musicians!

Our summer Arts program is back, and this time we’re asking local musicians to come out. If you’re a musician, we invite you to participate in our third Float Creative project. Float three times for free, with the understanding that after the second float you’ll start a 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. Continue reading Call for Musicians!

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.

 

Artist program 2016

People talk about the creativity-enhancing properties of floating… and we’d like to test that out. If you’re a visual artist, we invite you to participate in our first 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 once we reach it we’ll stop the program. Sign up now! Sorry, no more new starts this year. Maybe we’ll do it again next year—contact us and we can put you on our announcements list.

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.

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 immediately.

What happens if I sign up, but it turns out I can’t float because of my health? 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.

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

Twitter hashtag: #floatcreative

View a copy of our contract.

 

Athletic and artistic performance

2769099541_5aa9b7a81a_zMMA fighter Pat Healy has called floating his “secret weapon“.  “It’s hard to explain, but man, you really come out of there feeling relaxed. You can really focus your mind in there.”

Former Texas air pistol champion Brooks Brinson believes flotation helps him compete.  “It’s really a very mental game, the most mental in the Olympics.”

Hoop dancer Katelyn Selanders had burned out on her art.  But then she started floating and found a new wellspring of passion.  “I was fully reminded that this was why I had started hooping in the first place!”

We’ve already talked about the physiological benefits of flotation for injury recovery.  But when it comes to athletes and performers, there is more to it than that.  Flotation can induce a state of “relaxed alertness, concentration and reduced stress,” and sometimes that is just what the doctor ordered for bringing out your best.

Continue reading Athletic and artistic performance