News + Updates

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
Jan 04

Boston Creates Six Month Update

January 04, 2017 | Share
As 2016 ends, it is a natural time to reflect on milestones and accomplishments of the past year. We’ve accomplished much in that time, most significantly, the creation and launch of Boston Creates... Read More
Nov 11

Boston’s Open Studios

November 11, 2016 | Share
This fall, we’ve seen an abundance of Open Studio events happening across the city.  Just as each neighborhood has a variety of artists, each neighborhood approaches their Open Studios in a unique ... Read More
Oct 29

Creating Opportunities: Giving Local Artists A Chance to Shine

October 29, 2016 | Share
This past summer, we launched the Opportunity Fund, a pilot grant program designed to support individual artists in activities that help them share their work with the public or teach others, conti... Read More
Oct 24


October 24, 2016 | Share
Creative workers are a critical part of Boston’s thriving economy.  They offer unique perspectives, bringing innovative ideas and solutions to complex challenges. But because of their nature of the... Read More
Sep 08

Call for Applications for Boston Cultural Council Organizational Grants

September 08, 2016 | Share
I am eager to announce that, last week, we opened the call for applications for the Boston Cultural Council Organizational Grants. As many of you know, when Mayor Walsh first took office, the Bosto... Read More
Aug 23

Boston Creates: Implementation in Action

August 23, 2016 | Share
Just over sixty days ago, we launched the Boston Creates Cultural Plan.  We quickly moved from planning to implementation and we haven’t looked back.   One of the goals of the plan is to keep artis... Read More