Arts and Culture
Our office enhances the quality of life, the economy, and the design of the City through the arts. The role of the arts in all aspects of life in Boston is reinforced via equitable access to arts and culture in every community, its public institutions, and public places.
Key areas of work include support to the cultural sector through grants and programs, as well as the production and permitting of art in public places.
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The Opportunity Fund provides grants of up to $1,000 to support individual artists and local arts events planned by artists.
This fund will help small and mid-sized arts and culture nonprofits adapt their programs, spaces, and operating models as a result of COVID-19.
Phase 3 reopening guidance for indoor fitness, outdoor events and performances, and tourism industry issued
$1 million Arts and Culture COVID-19 fund to support nonprofits
City of Boston to remove the Emancipation Group statue after Boston Art Commission vote
Artist Resource Desk
Find out about resources and services available for artists in the City of Boston.
The theater in Dorchester serves as a cultural and educational resource to artists and audiences.
Boston Creates Cultural Plan
Boston Creates is the City of Boston's ten-year long cultural plan. The goal is to enhance arts and culture in the City. It was established through an extensive community engagement process. This included a town hall meeting and a citywide online survey. Some goals highlighted in the plan include:
- providing fertile grounds for a vibrant and sustainable arts ecosystem
- keeping local artists in Boston and attracting new ones here
- making arts accessible to everyone
- ensuring that all cultural traditions are respected, and
- integrating arts and culture into all aspects of civic life.