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Mayor Martin J. Walsh

  • "Boston is a city of innovation, diversity and collaboration — a city where creativity and imagination are some of our most powerful assets. Boston Creates will help ensure all residents can fully experience and benefit from Boston's vibrant arts and cultural life."

Community Team Chairs

  • Olawumi Akinwumi

  • Ramona Alexander

  • Douglass Bowen-Flynn

  • Kelly Brilliant
    Fenway/Mission Hill
    Executive Director
    Fenway Alliance
  • Joseph Caruso

  • Cassandra Cato-Louis
    Outreach Coordinator
    Mattapan Cultural Arts
  • Nikki Desingue

  • Michael Dowling
    South Boston/Fort Point

  • An Duong
    Executive Board Member
    Dorchester Arts Collaborative

Leadership Council

  • Nicole Agois Hurel

    COOL Schools Director
    VSA Massachusetts
  • Maure Aronson

    Executive Director
    World Music/CRASHarts
  • Jonathan Bays

    Executive Director
    Sound Postings LLC
  • Thomas Blumenthal

    The Baupost Group
  • Gregory Bulger

    Gregory E. Bulger Foundation
  • Paul Buttenwieser

  • Miles Byrne

    Development Director
    Corcoran Jennison Company
  • Jay Calderin

    Executive Director
    Boston Fashion Week
  • Jim Canales

    Barr Foundation (Council Co-Chair)
  • Roxann Cooke

    Senior Vice President and Regional Manager
    Eastern Bank
  • Elizabeth de Montrichard

    The Lynch Foundation
  • Shaumba-Yandje Dibinga

    Executive Director
    OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center
  • Rick Dimino

    President & CEO
    A Better City
  • Cathy Edwards

    Executive Director
    New England Foundation for the Arts
  • Barbara Erickson

    President & CEO
    Trustees of Reservations
  • Bridgitt Evans

    VIA Art Fund

Steering Committee

  • Julie Burros

    Chief of Arts and Culture
    City of Boston
  • Carole Charnow

    President and CEO
    Boston Children's Museum
  • Silvia Lopez Chavez

    Interdisciplinary Working Artist
  • Christopher Cook

    Boston Parks and Recreation
  • Michael Evans

    Developer & Designer
    Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics


Boston’s cultural planning process is being implemented by a team of consultants with expertise in creating cultural plans for municipalities across the country.


Boston Creates is facilitated by the Cultural Planning Group, a consulting practice serving the field of arts and culture with some of the country’s foremost experts in organizational capacity building and public art. Locally, they are working with WolfBrown, Archipelago Strategies, Department of Play, Callanan & Klein Communications and Minelli, Inc. to create Boston’s cultural plan. TDC is providing oversight for the process and supporting the City in managing cultural planning. 


The cultural planning process was funded by the Barr Foundation and the Klarman Family Foundation.