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Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture to hold seventeen concurrent community conversations on "Boston Creates"

July 28, 2015

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Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture will hold 17 concurrent community conversations on Saturday, August 1, 2015 to drive discussion on the cultural planning process. Sixteen of the Boston Creates Community Conversations will take place in different neighborhoods across the city and one additional conversation will be dedicated to youth participants. The public is invited to attend these meetings and share their opinions and ideas about cultural priorities for the City.  

"The success of Boston Creates is dependent upon hearing the diverse ideas and opinions from every neighborhood and community in Boston," said Mayor Walsh. "We encourage everyone to attend a community conversation and add let us know what you want to see in your city."  

Boston Creates is the City's cultural planning process, designed to create a blueprint for arts and culture in the City of Boston. The process will engage residents, visitors and stakeholders to identify Boston's cultural needs, opportunities and resources. Boston Creates will create a plan to prioritize, coordinate and align public and private resources to strengthen cultural vitality and build creative capital in Boston over the long term.  

The Boston Creates Concurrent Community Conversations are continuing the community engagement phase of the cultural planning process. The full list of community conversations and locations can be found at www.bostoncreates.org/events. Those unable to attend the conversations are encouraged to fill out the Boston Creates Survey online at www.bostoncreates.org/survey.  

Boston Creates is part of larger, overall vision for the City: Imagine Boston 2030. Led by the Mayor's Office, Imagine Boston will define a vision for the future of the city leading up to its 400th birthday. Under the leadership of Mayor Walsh, the entire city will work together to create the first citywide plan in 50 years. Imagine Boston 2030 will guide this approach to preserving, enhancing and growing the city's neighborhoods in a way that promotes shared prosperity, sound public investment, and a healthy environment and population.  

The Cultural Planning portion is expected to be complete in June 2016. For more information or to volunteer, visit www.bostoncreates.org. Social media users can engage with the process on Twitter using #BostonCreates or by following on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ArtsinBoston 

The following community conversations are scheduled for August 1, 2015:   

Neighborhood

Time

Location

Roslindale

9:00 AM

Roslindale Farmer's Market

Adam's Park, Roslindale 02131

Dorchester

10:00 AM

Codman Square Health Center Conf.  Rm. A

637 Washington St, Boston, MA 02124

Fenway/Mission Hill

10:00 AM

Wheelock Family Theatre 3rd Flr

180 Riverway, Boston, MA 02215

Mattapan

10:00 AM

Mattapan Library

1350 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126

South Boston/Fort Point

10:00 AM

Medicine Wheel Productions

110 K St, Boston, MA 02127

South End

10:00 AM

Plaza Theatres at the Boston Center for the Arts

539 Tremont St.South End 02116

Back Bay/Beacon Hill

10:30 AM

Fairmont Copley Plaza

138 St James Ave, Boston, MA 02116

Chinatown

10:30 AM

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

38 Ash St, Boston, MA 02111

West Roxbury

10:30 AM

West Roxbury Library

1961 Centre St. West Roxbury 02132

Boston Creates Youth Meeting

11:00 AM

Boston Public Library

700 Boylston St, Boston, Massachusetts 02116

Downtown/North End/West End

11:00 AM

Modern Theater (Suffolk University)

525 Washington Street 02111

Hyde Park

11:00 AM

Westinghouse Lofts

1 Westinghouse Plaza, Hyde Park 02136

Jamaica Plain

11:00 AM

James Gate Restaurant

511McBride Street Jamaica Plain, 02130

Roxbury

11:00 AM

Hibernian Hall

184 Dudley St, Boston, MA 02119

Charlestown

11:00 AM

Charlestown Library

179 Main Street, Charlestown 02129

East Boston

12:00 PM

Zumix

260 Sumner St, East Boston, MA 02128

Allston/Brighton

1:00 PM

Presentation School Foundation

634 Washington St, Brighton, MA 02135