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Program Director, Public Art

I am excited to offer a series of informational sessions focusing on Creative City, a three-year pilot that makes grants to Boston area artists to create works that integrate public participation.

Artists who reside within route 495 in Massachusetts, and are interested in reimagining places for art, engaging public imagination, and inspiring community members to share in civic experiences in the public realm in the city of Boston are encouraged to apply and attend an info session. 

These free info sessions are designed to help artists prepare applications, and participants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the program background and the grant guidelines in advance. Artists are welcome to bring project ideas and questions about the application process to a Creative City info session.  Attending an info session is not required to apply for Creative City.

Registration is strongly encouraged, as sessions may be cancelled if registration is low.

Creative City supports individual artists, artist collectives, and artistic collaborations in all disciplines and with roots in diverse cultures, forms, and aesthetics. Grants range from $2,500-$10,000. Creative City is made possible with funding from the Barr Foundation with additional support from the Boston Foundation. Learn about the projects that have received support from earlier grant rounds. 

The next application deadline is February 21, 2017. Learn more about funding priorities, eligibility, criteria, and access the online application.

I look forward to meeting you and learning about your work!

IMAGE: Sketch of Urban Folds by Jillian Wiedenmayer and Mathew Martin