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Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

We foster the growth of the cultural community in Boston and promote participation in the arts.

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.

Julie Burros

Julie Burros

Julie is Boston's first Chief of Arts and Culture in more than 20 years. She joined the City of Boston in December 2014 after serving as the Director for Cultural Planning for over 15 years with the City of Chicago. Email her at julie.burros@boston.gov.
Arts and Culture
Contact
617-635-3911
1 City Hall Square
Room 802
Boston, MA 02201-2029
United States
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

News & Announcements

Raining Poetry Mural
Sep 14

City unveils 'Raining Poetry 2.0' in partnership with Mass Poetry

Mayor's Office
Roxbury Rhapsody Mosaic Art
Sep 12

City of Boston Partners with Mass Moca to Offer City Artists Individualized Grants and...

Mayor's Office
Roxbury Rhapsody Mosaic Art
Sep 9

Mayor Walsh Announces Call for Applications for Boston Cultural Council Organizational Grants

Mayor's Office
Roxbury Rhapsody Mosaic Art
Aug 16

Mayor Walsh Opens Request For Proposal for Public Art Project Ideas in Hyde Square

Mayor's Office

Learn more about our work

Learn more about our work
Boston Creates
Boston Creates

The goal of the ten-year cultural plan is to weave arts and culture into the fabric of everyday life in the City of Boston.

Roxbury Rhapsody Public Art
Public Art Boston

Through Public Art Boston, you can find information about publicly accessible art in the City.

Boston Cultural Council
Boston Cultural Council

The Boston Cultural Council supports innovative arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences programming.

The Strand Theatre

The Strand Theatre

The theater in Dorchester serves as a cultural and educational resource to artists and audiences.