News + Updates

Oct 30

Community Engagement Findings Report

October 30, 2015 | Share
This summer was incredibly successful for the Boston Creates community engagement process. After the first town hall in June, the Boston Creates community engagement teams held 118 community conver... Read More
Oct 15

Arts and Healing

October 15, 2015 | Share
Two weeks ago, 15 members of Boston’s healing arts community gathered to consider the various roles of health and healing in Boston’s arts landscape. Boston's strength in this sector is unique, due... Read More
Oct 09

A Poet's View on Boston Creates

October 09, 2015 | Share
 As artists, I’d like to think we aspire to give most of our time to this wild idea called the importance of artistic expression.  For many of us, devoting ourselves to what we create would be in a... Read More
Oct 05

Authentic Civic Participation

October 05, 2015 | Share
What is the cultural identity we have, and what is the cultural identity we want to have? Those are the two questions I brought to the Boston Creates Leadership Council. Since my work as executive ... Read More
Sep 29

An Update on the Cultural Planning Process

September 29, 2015 | Share
As September comes to an end, we are about to finish the community engagement phase of the Boston Creates Cultural Planning Process.  It really was an incredible summer and I wanted to take this op... Read More
Sep 24

What Artists Knead

September 24, 2015 | Share
As the summer winds down, the flurry of Community Conversations around the City is also coming to the end. The City had been divided into 16 neighborhoods and each held its own series of discussion... Read More
Aug 28

Insights from the Community Teams

August 28, 2015 | Share
As the Chair of the South End’s Boston Creates Team, I have had the opportunity to make new connections and deepen relationships with community members.  This city-wide process has allowed members ... Read More
Aug 24

10 Things to Ask Julie Burros

August 24, 2015 | Share
 Each of the Community Conversations had a slightly different agenda and topics that were covered. At the August 1st Dorchester community conversation the facilitator asked the group, “If you could... Read More
Aug 18

Boston Creates, me gusta!!

August 18, 2015 | Share
 “To be successful, Boston Creates needs to hear diverse voices”. This is why I said YES!! when I was appointed by Mayor Walsh to be a member of the Leadership Council and serve as advisors, helpin... Read More
Aug 11

The City’s ‘Big Cultural Idea’ – Boston Creates

August 11, 2015 | Share
Since Martin J. Walsh took office, there has been a sea change in the city (in my opinion.) Energy abounds in the city again, and when I heard about the ‘Cultural Plan’ through my local Main Street... Read More