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Cultural Planning

Equitable access to space is a key priority of the Office of Arts and Culture.

About cultural planning

Cultural planning works with City planning and development processes. The goal is to create more opportunities for the local arts and creative community to live, work, and create in Boston.

As noted in Boston Creates, supporting arts and culture requires infrastructure, including:

  • work, performance, and exhibition space
  • educational institutions and programs
  • arts service organizations
  • artists’ housing
  • private and public arts funders, and
  • government entities to provide supportive policies, regulations, and resources.

Cultural planning works across all of these aspects. The goal is to protect, support, and grow Boston's arts spaces. 

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