News + Updates

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
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