Arts and Culture
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.
Current OpportunitiesCurrent Opportunities
City Hall Galleries Application
Artists and collectives that live or work in Boston can propose an exhibit for one of City Hall's four galleries.
Artist Housing Certification
Artist Housing Certification allows individuals to qualify for some affordable artist housing spaces.
Public Art and Design Application
The Boston Art Commission accepts proposals for artist-driven and community-driven public art projects.
More Than $800,000 Awarded to 120 Local Artists and Creative Workers Through the Opportunity Fund
Events and programs happening in Boston's arts community
Artist Resource Desk
Find out about resources and services available for artists in the City of Boston.
The theater in Dorchester serves as a cultural and educational resource to artists and audiences.
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.