Now. There. Let's make some art!
Now and There is bringing together unique artists with unique spaces to create thought-provoking public art in Greater Boston. We're building on our 30-year history as UrbanArts to create temporary and site specific projects for, and with, the community. We're glad you're here!
2017 is starting strong with some great artist-in-residence opportunities here in the Boston area and further afield. Seeking more experience in public policy, creative placemaking, working with elementary-age students, or immigrant communities? Looking to deepen your socially engaged practice? Keep reading
Site-specific public art is the lens through which we experience common spaces and grow as a community. In 2017, Chicago is celebrating a Year of Public Art by funding permanent and temporary works, performances, education, and gatherings to promote civic discourse through art. Here's how we think Boston can—must!—have a Year of Public Art.
During this the season of thanks our list is long and our hearts are full. We give thanks to these amazing people and organizations who believe, like we do, in the power of public art and who have supported our journey in 2016.
The quantitative impacts of an artwork—especially a free, temporary, artwork visiting multiple sites like Public Trust—can be challenging to measure. But tracking who interacts with our work is necessary not just to secure funding or media coverage.
A month after Public Trust closed in Copley Square, we asked participants to submit their stories about how they're keeping and living with their promises today. Here are your Public Trust stories: to forgive, to visit, to speak up, and to believe.
New! Now + There online shop
Show the world your fashion sense and your passion for public art with limited edition Now + There merchandise. Tote bags, water bottles, and tees make perfect holiday or any time gifts, too.
Proceeds from all merchandise sales support Now + There's mission to deliver thought-provoking, public art projects in Boston.
We serve up art that fosters questions and enlivens our communities. Our goal is to be a voice in the conversation about Boston's identity. Who are we as Bostonians? What do we value? And how is all that represented in our public art?
We put our artists' visions first. We search out artists whose values matches our own and those of our community. We then help them make the best public art they can. And along the way we hope to help advance new definitions of public art.