Arts and Culture
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.
Below you can find some current opportunities through our office. You can also view open Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Arts and Culture bids. Additional opportunities can be found on our Submittable page.
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Boston Cultural Council Organizational Grants
We award grants for general operating support to organizations that offer any type of arts programming in the city.
Find Artist Space
We have several resources to help artists find space to live, work, exhibit, rehearse, and perform in the City.
Public Art and Design Application
The Boston Art Commission accepts proposals for artist-driven and community-driven public art projects.
This summer, our intern Sahomi Santana worked with us to gather more information about existing artist spaces in Boston. Read the blog post below to learn more about her experience!
Applications open for 2022-2023 Boston Cultural Council grants
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Arts Community Events and Programs
Resources for Artists
Find out about resources and services available for artists in Boston, including how to find artist space and how to share your work.
The theater in Dorchester serves as a cultural and educational resource to artists and audiences.
Cultural planning works with City planning and development processes to create more opportunities for the local arts and creative community to live, work, and create in Boston.