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Last updated: 4/3/17

Alternative Space Pilot Project for artists

Apply for non-traditional space to create and rehearse.

What is the Alternative Space pilot project? 

This project is a partnership between the City of Boston and local businesses and institutions. The goal is to help make underused private spaces available to artists. The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture helps match arts groups and artists to available spaces on a regular basis. Commitments to a space are for at least one year. 


Contact Kara Elliott-Ortega, Director of Planning and Policy in the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, at

Mass Eye and Ear

About the space

We are inviting artists and arts groups to apply for free rehearsal space at the Starr Center at Massachusetts Eye and Ear.

The selected artists or group will enter into an agreement with Massachusetts Eye and Ear for a year of free rehearsal space. The space is open thanks to Mayor Walsh, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.

Call for Artists Timeline
  • Call for Artists released: Monday, April 3, 2017
  • Deadline to submit proposals: Friday, May 5, 2017, at 5 p.m.
  • Space Walkthrough (open to the public): Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 1 p.m.
  • Artists/Organizations selected: End of May 2017 

Download the Call for Artists

Apply for space at Mass Eye and ear

AT&T Flagship Store on Boylston

Winners announced

Both the Equilibrium Ensemble and Castle of our Skins have been selected to use the AT&T flagship store on Boylston Street as free rehearsal space for one year.  

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