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.
1 City Hall Square
Room 802Boston, MA 02201-2029
Office hoursMonday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Current OpportunitiesCurrent Opportunities
Cultural Space Fund
The Cultural Space Fund provides funding to seed, stabilize and expand cultural spaces in the City.
Strand Theatre Grants
We're awarding grants to organizations or individuals for support with costs to produce events at the Strand Theatre.
Call to Artists: Neighborhood Sign Redesign
The City of Boston is looking to commission artists to redesign City-owned neighborhood signs.
What are you looking for?
City of Boston and #ARTSTAYSHERE Coalition announce opening of 88 music rehearsal studios in Dorchester
Mayor Michelle Wu Announces "Boston Artisan Market," a New City Hall Plaza Activation
Mayor Wu announces $626,000 in Boston Cultural Council grants awarded to 160 arts organizations
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!
Sign Up for Updates
If you're looking for ways to stay updated on the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, we encourage you to sign up for our email newsletters and text messages.
Equity in Arts and Culture
We're committed to promoting equity and accessibility through the arts in Boston.