News + Updates

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
Jul 27

Check Out a Festival This Summer

July 27, 2016 | Share
Boston is a city alive with creativity.  During the summer, this creative expression is manifested through the rich festivals that take place downtown and in every neighborhood, in parks and on the... Read More
Jul 16

Futurecity Massachusetts

July 16, 2016 | Share
What if public art was intentional, incorporated into a development project from the very beginning? What if architects and property developers saw themselves as part of a cultural city or a creati... Read More
Jul 06

Boston Creates and Boston AIR 2.0

July 06, 2016 | Share
Now that the Boston Creates plan has been released, we’ve shifted our work to focus on implementing the plan. At the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture,  we’ve just released the call for artists ... Read More
Jun 30

Achieving the Boston Creates Vision

June 30, 2016 | Share
As many of you know, on June 17, we launched the Boston Creates Cultural Plan.  This is a significant milestone in a process that began well over a year ago.  With the plan now complete, we've alre... Read More
May 17

Thank You For Your Input

May 17, 2016 | Share
Thank you to everyone who took the time to read the draft cultural plan and provide comments.  In a short time, we received an incredible amount of very thoughtful feedback. We saw more than 3500 v... Read More
May 13

Deadline Extended for Public Comment

May 13, 2016 | Share
Many of you have asked for additional time to review the draft cultural plan. With that in mind, we are extending the deadline for comments to Monday, May 16, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.    Just a reminder t... Read More