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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

AT&T Flagship Store on Boylston

About the space

Mayor Walsh, AT&T, and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture invite artists and arts groups to submit their proposals for the use of space within the AT&T Boylston flagship store. The space is for a small group or individual to rehearse music.

This Call for Artists is for free rehearsal space only and does not come with any funding.

Call for Artists Timeline
  • Released: Thursday, November 10, 2016
  • Deadline to submit proposals (extended!): 5 p.m. Friday, December 16, 2016
  • Artists/Organizations selected: January 2017

Download the Call for Artists

Apply for space in the AT&T store