Arts and Culture

Our office enhances the quality of life, the economy, and the design of the City through the arts.

The role of the arts in all aspects of life in Boston is reinforced via equitable access to arts and culture in every community, its public institutions, and public places.

Key areas of work include support to the cultural sector through grants and programs, as well as the production and permitting of art in public places.

Below you can find some current opportunities through our office. You can also view open Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Arts and Culture bids. Additional opportunities can be found on our Submittable page.

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Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities
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Boston City Hall Galleries Call for Art

Artists and artist organizations based in Boston can apply to show their work at Boston City Hall. 

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Find Artist Space

We have several resources to help artists find space to live, work, exhibit, rehearse, and perform in the City.

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Public Art and Design Application

The Boston Art Commission accepts proposals for artist-driven and community-driven public art projects.

Arts Community Events and Programs

Many of the artists and arts organizations that we've supported through our grants have exciting events and programs planned for this year. Take a look at some of the things they're planning below, and submit your own!

Submit an arts event or program

Resources for Artists

Find out about resources and services available for artists in Boston, including how to find artist space and how to share your work.

Artist Resources

Public Art

We commission artists for both permanent and temporary public art projects in the City.

Photo Credit:
Photo of Don Rimx's "Powerful Knowledge" mural courtesy of Chris Gaines.
Learn more about public art in Boston

Strand Theatre

The theater in Dorchester serves as a cultural and educational resource to artists and audiences.

Strand information

Cultural Planning

Cultural planning works with City planning and development processes to create more opportunities for the local arts and creative community to live, work, and create in Boston.

Learn more about cultural planning
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