Boston's arts and culture sector COVID-19 meetings
In 2020, the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture connected regularly (via video conference call) with local artists and arts organizations to share resources, and hear their perspective and experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agenda involved a briefing on the coronavirus from the City and what resources were available at the time, followed by time for them to voice questions, concerns, and suggestions. The calls were open to individual artists, representatives from arts organizations, and leaders of cultural institutions.
Our Artist Resource Manager Julia Ryan also held several calls specifically for Boston artists, where she discussed the Boston Artist Relief Fund and other relief funds and resources available to artists, as well as highlighted how some artists are adapting to barriers caused by COVID-19.
The recordings of past calls can be found below.
You can find the most up-to-date information from the City of Boston by using these resources:
- Text BOSCOVID to 888-777 for daily text updates.
- City of Boston Health Line: 617-534-5050
- The City of Boston's coronavirus (COVID-19) website
- Social Media accounts for Mayor Walsh (@Marty_Walsh), the City of Boston (@CityOfBoston), and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture (@ArtsinBoston)
- View information related to reopening in the City of Boston.
Information on COVID-19 continues to evolve rapidly. The Boston Public Health Commission continues to provide updates to our coronavirus (COVID-19) page. Constituents with individual questions can call the City of Boston Health Line at 617-534-5050 (Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) or Boston 311 (24 hours for any non-emergency questions).