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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.

Arts and Culture
1 City Hall Square
Room 802
Boston, MA 02201-2029
United States
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

Strand Theatre

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

News and Announcements

Exhibition features original, contemporary works of art created by Bostonians
Sep 22

City announces 2017 winners of the Fay Chandler Emerging Artist Awards

Arts and Culture
  Hard in the Paint By Maria Molteni, Boston AIR 2.0, 2017. Photo courtesy of Jesse Abbruzzese.
Sep 14

Projects completed in City of Boston's artist-in-residence program

Mayor's Office
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Aug 31

Boston Cultural Council accepting applications for 2018 Grant Funding Cycle

Arts and Culture
Meet Boston
Aug 28

#MeetBoston Challenge

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Learn more about us

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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.

Arts and The City Newsletter

Sign up to stay connected and hear about arts events and opportunities for artists.