The Council will spend the year using its talent and innovation to identify ways in which Boston can grow as an inviting, connected, culturally rich and sustainable place for young adults. Projects may include work on housing policy, economic development, public art and neighborhood engagement. Throughout the ONEin3 Council Term, members also hear from key members of the Mayor’s staff as well as leaders from within City Hall.
Last year’s ONEin3 Council was comprised of 31 Boston residents, including 16 women and 15 men, who live in 17 different neighborhoods across Boston and worked in 22 unique industries. Last year, the ONEin3 program received more than 300 applications for the Council, showing a robust interest for involvement and engagement.
ONEin3 is supported by staff and resources from the Boston Redevelopment Authority.
Do you have an idea that allows you to creatively engage with your local community?
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) invites artists from all disciplines to apply for Fair Verona, three open-air festivals that will transform some of Boston’s most cherished parks and local communities into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core.
Fair Verona, part of Shakespeare OFF the Common, will encourage participation through interactive outdoor arts activities,build community identity and a sense of place, and help revitalize the local economy. CSC has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs in Boston to curate Fair Verona Festivals, which will focus on different themes from Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet and will be hosted by the following Boys & Girls Clubs:
• Friday, July 10, 2015, 4:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
West End House Boys & Girls Club (105 Allston Street, Allston, MA 02134)
At Ringer Park exploring “Recklessness vs. Responsibility”
• Saturday, July 11, 2015, 4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Blue Hill Club (15 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02124)
At Harambee Park exploring “Family Dynamics”
• Friday, July 17, 2015, 3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Yawkey Club of Roxbury (115 Warren St., Roxbury, MA 02119)
At the baseball field exploring “Fate and Free Will”
Based on these themes, Fair Verona Festival will have a rotating mainstage, featuring a one-hour version of Romeo & Juliet performed by CSC2, CSC’s early career
acting company. Alongside the mainstage, each festival will have tents and
booths showcasing your work.
Submit your proposals for an opportunity to participate in this innovative event. We
will highlight performances and displays, workshops in the visual and performing
arts, and interactive outdoor activities, including, but not limited to: mask making,
painting, drawing, drum circle, dancing, fight choreography, improvisation, theater
games, and more. Artists should indicate whether or not they are applying for a slot
on the mainstage or at an adjoining booth. Help fill the neighborhood with your
Fair Verona Festivals are free and open to the public. All artist proposals should
relate to the theme of the day and be geared towards an audience of all ages.
The application deadline is March 1, 2015. Artists will be notified via email by March
15, 2015. Applicants selected for Fair Verona Festivals will be given an artist fee.
Please visit http://commshakes.org/learn/Shakespeare-OFF-the-Common to submit
Questions? Contact Marissa Friedman, CSC’s Community Engagement Coordinator,
Funding for Shakespeare OFF the Common has been provided in part by the
National Endowment for the Arts “Our Town” grant program.
The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) in conjunction with the Fort Point Channel Operations Board (FPCOB) is accepting submissions for the Fort Point Channel Watersheet Activation Grant Program. This marks the fourth consecutive year of the program, created to increase community engagement along Fort Point Channel.
The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. February 20, 2015. The FPCOB expects to award up to $50,000 in total funding for the 2015 Grant Program. Applicants can request up to $50,000 in funding, but the board may allocate smaller amounts to multiple organizations.
“The Waterfront Activation Plan, and programs that support the plan, are central to meeting our goals for Fort Point,” said Brian Golden, Director of the BRA. “The grant program, in particular, is helping to sustain and spur the energy and excitement we’re committed to supporting in the area.”
To be eligible, an organization must be tax-exempt or operate under the fiscal sponsorship of a tax-exempt nonprofit. For profit organizations may be eligible, at the discretion of the Fort Point Channel Operations Board, if the project constitutes a not-for-profit, public, eligible project. The Fort Point Channel Watersheet Activation Grant Program is funded by the Chapter 91 Waterways Regulations License for Atlantic Wharf, and developed by Boston Properties.
Contracts are expected to be awarded by March 20, 2015, and projects must be completed by June 1, 2016.
Applicant: “e” inc.
“e” inc. offered a six-week, hands-on Urban Waters educational program from July through August, 2014, and was open to children from different summer camps, community centers, and Boys and Girls Clubs.
Brown Box Theater Project 2014-2015 Theatrical Season
Applicant: Brown Box Theatre Project
Brown Box Theatre Project offers classic and contemporary free productions on Atlantic Wharf through spring 2015. Their productions include Macbeth, Constellations, Spike Heels, and Rosencrantz & Gildenstern Are Dead.
Fort Point Channel Lunchtime Livery and Home Waters Programs
Applicant: Hull Lifesaving Museum
The Hull Life Saving Museum operated two programs on the Fort Point Channel. The first, Lunchtime Livery, offered rowboat rentals from July to August of last year. The second, Home Waters, offered an experimental rowing education program for adults and youth.
House of Blues Music Forward Foundation (formerly International House of Blues Foundation) introduces the 2015 Bringin’ Down the House program! This program is offered free of charge to all eligible participants.
Young musicians, ages 13-19, are invited to apply now through February 15th for their chance to connect with music industry insiders through interactive workshops and showcase their talent on the legendary House of Blues stage.
For full details and to register, please visit: bit.ly/RockatHOB
2014 was a pretty great year for the BCC. We funded more than sixty organizations that offered incredible opportunities for Bostonians to engage with art and culture. From after school dance programs to lecture series, art internships to free theatre tickets and beyond, we are truly impressed with everything our 2014 grantees achieved.
But now it’s time to look forward to what the New Year will bring. The Massachusetts Cultural Council increased our funding by more than 11% for the 2015 funding cycle. Mayor Walsh strengthened his commitment to the city’s arts and culture community by pledging to match the MCC funds. We’ve added several new council members. And now, with Julie Burros at the helm as our new Chief of Arts & Culture, it’s the perfect time for us to work together and harder than ever to increase the visibility and viability of Boston’s art and culture.
2015, here we come!
With the 2015 grant funding cycle well underway, we have added three new members to our esteemed council.
Returning council members include:
These men and women represent Boston’s various arts and culture communities. We are very fortunate to have so much knowledge and experience on this year’s council.
The Boston Cultural Council met on a dreary Thursday to begin evaluating the more than 150 field trip and program grant applications received for the 2015 funding cycle.
Hard decisions have to be made, but all of the 2015 applicants prove that the cultural ecosystem of our great city is vibrant and thriving.
Thirteen days and 155 applications later, the BCC is ready for its first council meeting of the 2015 funding cycle–and everyone’s invited.
This open meeting will be held at 5:30 pm on Thursday, November 6, 2014 in Boston City Hall, room 802. We look forward to seeing you there.
The Creative Entrepreneur Fellowship (CEF) – a partnership between Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston and Discover Roxbury is currently looking to accept a small, diverse group of solopreneurs for this program.
What is a SOLOPRENEURS? Individual entrepreneurs working to build a professional practice.
The fellowship is open to artists and owners of creative businesses and startups who primarily live or work in Roxbury. A priority will be given to artists of color. Candidates for this program may include visual artists (e.g. public artists, photographers, painters, etc), graphic designers, writers, musicians, craftspersons and artisans, and other creative solopreneurs.