News + Updates

Nov 14

Immigration's role in the arts

November 14, 2017 | Share
The use of art as a means to enact social change and spur creative problem-solving is nothing new in today’s society, especially in the City of Boston. However, there is one theme that has gained m... Read More
Nov 01

Municipal Percent for Art Funds Public Art in Boston Neighborhoods

November 01, 2017 | Share
When Mayor Walsh released the Boston Creates Cultural Plan in the summer of 2016, he announced Boston’s first municipal Percent for Art program. This initiative leverages the City’s five year capit... Read More
Oct 17

Artist Fellowship Awards

October 17, 2017 | Share
Last week was a momentous step for Boston Creates and the City’s arts community, as the City of Boston held its first-ever Artist Fellowship Awards ceremony and granted five local artists $10,000 t... Read More
Oct 02

#ArtsMeansBiz

October 02, 2017 | Share
Last week marked the release of two landmark studies about the arts, both confirming the arts and culture industry’s positive effects on the general economy. The New England Foundation for the Arts... Read More
Sep 15

Celebrate Boston AIR 2.0

September 15, 2017 | Share
In 2015, we launched Boston’s first Artist-in-Residence Program, with three artists embedded in City departments. The program aims to integrate creative thinking into the work of municipal departme... Read More
Jun 28

Year One: Milestones and Progress

June 28, 2017 | Share
Just over a year ago, Mayor Walsh launched the Boston Creates Cultural plan, a ten-year plan to strengthen cultural vitality in Boston and weave arts and culture into the fabric of everyday life. T... Read More
Mar 24

National Arts Advocacy Day

March 24, 2017 | Share
Earlier this week, I was in Washington, D.C. to participate in National Arts Advocacy Day hosted by the Americans for the Arts (AFTA). Every year, members of AFTA come to the capital to meet with t... Read More
Mar 17

Please Welcome Boston's Artist Resource Manager!

March 17, 2017 | Share
The long-anticipated Artist Resource Manager is on board! This new role within the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture was conceived of during the Boston Creates Cultural Plan process. It’s a direct... Read More
Jan 19

Mayor Walsh Honored for Arts Leadership

January 19, 2017 | Share
This morning, Mayor Walsh was honored with the 2017 Public Leadership in the Arts Award, presented by Americans for the Arts (AFTA), the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the ar... Read More
Jan 06

New Funds for New Works, New Spaces, New Jobs in the New Year

January 06, 2017 | Share
About a year ago, The Boston Foundation (TBF) released a study about funding for the arts in Boston.  The data suggested local organizations are starved for the kind of investment that would allow ... Read More