The Prelude Series
About the series...
The term prelude is defined as an action or event serving as an introduction to something more important.*
Created in 2015, The Prelude was a traveling multi-disciplinary series that edutained (educate and entertain), engaged and helped to empower audiences of color redefine how they experienced and accessed arts, music and culture in public and private spaces across Greater Boston. With the initial premise to serve as an introductory series pre-BAMS Festival, we learned quickly about the necessity of this program.
This series had given voice, visibility and creative experimentation to Black and Brown recording, performing and visual artists to share their talents, explore their ideas and unveil their humanity with broad audiences. From live music and concerts, to visual arts, conferences and panel discussions, the impact of this series began to confront bias-driven environments and unjust practices, and both create and change space for marginalized community members to reclaim and re-shape Boston's identity and reputation.
Because of this radical series, we have been able to build relationships with 50+ partners, curate in 20 venues and spaces, and present 250 artists and creative entrepreneurs.