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    Welcome to the new blog of the Boston Cultural Council! Here you'll find information regarding art events in Boston, artist spotlights, and our grants, as well as other grant opportunities and resources.

Freedom Summer

  WGBH and the City of Boston present a special preview and discussion of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE’s Freedom Summer, from acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson (Freedom Riders, Jonestown, The Murder of Emmett Till). It is the story of how over ten memorable weeks in 1964 known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and … Continue reading

Portrait of a City: Call to Artists

The Boston Art Commission invites Boston artists to submit artwork for consideration to be distributed by Mayor’s Office to visiting diplomats and distinguished guests Request for Proposals PROJECT DETAILS   Artwork will be purchased by edition with an initial purchase of up to 30 editions Artwork should capture some aspect of contemporary life in Boston … Continue reading


Mayor Martin J. Walsh and The Boston Cultural Council (BCC) are proud to present this year’s awardees of the Boston Cultural Council Grant. This year’s recipients include Theatre Espresso, Grub Street, Boston Ballet, and The House of Blues Foundation. A total of 75 applications were received, of which 55 were funded: 43 Program grants and … Continue reading

Welcome to the Artist/Teaching Artist Info Session Event presented by OneWorld Classrooms

     OneWorld Classrooms welcomes you to join an Artist/Teaching Artist Info Session on Monday, January 27 from 4:30 – 6:00 PM. The info session will take place in the Board Room of the City Year Headquarters at 287 Columbus Ave in Boston. Snacks and drinks will be served.      OneWorld Classrooms is a Boston/Andover-based nonprofit that connects … Continue reading

Calling all local musicians!

Calling all local musicians! The City of Boston wants your tunes. Tweet your Bandcamp, Soundcloud or other streaming links to @DoITBoston, or send a a Facebook message by December 2, and we’ll add you to our phone system’s playlist, and promote you on our website and social media. Use hashtag #BOStunes – we can’t wait to hear from you! … Continue reading


Two FREE vacant spaces available for Artist Gallery and /retail store

Two FREE vacant storefronts are available for immediate occupancy  in the ground floor of the  Harbor Garage in Downtown Boston facing Atlantic Ave and out to the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway for arts/craft gallery or craft retail store. The goal is to get these spaces occupied before the holiday season. The New England Aquarium is behind … Continue reading

Our Application is Now Available Online

Program Grant Application https://bostonculturalcouncil.wufoo.com/forms/boston-cultural-council-program-grant-guidelines/ Field Trip Grant Application https://bostonculturalcouncil.wufoo.com/forms/bcc-field-trip-grant-application-fy14/ DEADLINE: 5:00pm, Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BostonCulturalCouncil Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BosCultural

Boston’s South End Hosts 27th Annual Open Studios This Weekends

Boston, MA–United South End Artists, Inc. presents South End Open Studios on Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22 from 11:00am to 6:00pm each day. South End Open Studios is celebrating its 27th anniversary this year.  The event, begun by a small group of artists, has grown to encompass 12 major buildings and numerous smaller spaces throughout … Continue reading

Call to Artists-Request for Qualifications

The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) in Boston, MA is seeking qualifications from all national and international professional artists interested in working to plan, design and create permanent art as part of a re-designed BCA Plaza. Here is the detail information: Public Artist Call 2013


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