Supporting cultural space
Boston has lost several creative workspaces and cultural venues over the last decade. Other cultural spaces are under threat today. This space instability is limiting all other aspects of our work. We want to see no net loss of cultural space in Boston. This means that any cultural space under threat needs to be secured or re-provided and new cultural space should be created.
The arts are essential to so many different aspects of our city. They are important to our quality of life, community resiliency, and Boston’s economy. Artists and cultural organizations need to be in Boston to:
- develop their talents
- serve their communities, and
- share their work.
Equitable access to space is a key priority of our office. We need cultural space in all neighborhoods.
Humphreys Street Studio artists paint campaign slogans on property roofs in support of #ARTWORKSHERE campaign.
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Defining key terms
Cultural space includes spaces to make work, such as:
- artist studios
- rehearsal spaces
- fabrication spaces
- recording spaces
- fashion studios
- photography studios, and
- film facilities.
It also includes spaces to present work, such as:
- live music venues
- performance spaces
- gallery spaces
- event spaces, and
- gathering spaces that host cultural events.
Artist work-live housing is another form of cultural space.