Series of events to explore role of art and design at City Hall
April 27, 2017
Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture today announced HEROIC ENCOUNTERS: Artists Respond to Boston City Hall, a series of events exploring the role of art and design at City Hall.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information about HEROIC ENCOUNTERS, check the events below or visit boston.gov/arts.
The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture's mission is to support artists, the cultural sector, and to promote access to the arts for all. The office houses the Boston Cultural Council, the Boston Art Commission, and the Poet Laureate program. Responsibilities include leading up the City's Cultural Plan, Boston Creates; managing the Boston Artist-in-Residence program (BostonAIR); curating exhibitions in City Hall; and operating the historic Strand Theater in Dorchester.
The cultural plan is a ten year plan for supporting arts and culture in the City of Boston. It was created out of a year-long community engagement effort designed to help local government identify cultural needs, opportunities, and resources and to prioritize, coordinate, and align public and private resources to strengthen Boston's cultural vitality over the long term. The full cultural plan can be found online.