Finding Space as an Artist in Boston
We know space needs vary from artist to artist. We encourage you to think about how your needs may be met. Some might be best supported by affordable rentals to live in. Others may be looking to buy a home, or just rent a studio space.
Please remember sign up for our Artist Resource Desk newsletter and Metrolist. You’ll get updates about available spaces by email. We’ve put together more resources for you at the bottom of this page.
City of Boston Programs
Boston Home Center
Take classes to prepare for owning a home. By taking classes, you can qualify for financing help through the City.
Find information about affordable housing in Boston. You’ll receive updates when new units become available.
Small Business Development
Find resources and support for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Get to know your local Main Streets organization.
Boston Public Library Meeting Spaces
Nonprofits can reserve space for free and public meetings.
Artist Housing Certification
Qualify for artist live and work spaces developed by the City of Boston.
City Hall Galleries
Show your artwork in Boston City Hall.
Creative Commercial Space Connector
Use this form to tell us about your creative space needs or space you have available for others to use.
City of Boston Projects and Research
Existing Spaces for Artists
Learn more about the spaces for artists throughout Boston.
Alternative Space Pilot Project
Pilot project through which artists could apply for non-traditional space to create and rehearse.
Performing Arts Facilities Assessment
The City of Boston is working to find the performance and rehearsal spaces that Boston needs.
Arts and Business Council
Get connected with a volunteer lawyer if your space is at risk. You can also learn about the Creative Campus initiative.
Boston Dance Alliance Studio Space Finder
Find studio space to rent throughout Massachusetts for dance.
You can find and book creative spaces through this online marketplace.
PPE ME Maker Map
Fabrication studios and services in Greater Boston area, compiled by the BSA's MakeTank Knowledge Community