Supporting Artistic Process + More Art for Boston

From January through May of 2018, the first Now + There Public Art Accelerator cohort gathered seven local artists together to learn from local experts about the curatorial, technical, and financial support they need to develop new temporary artworks in Boston.

The Accelerator created an on-ramp for early- to mid-career Boston-area artists to successfully participate in the dynamic realm of public art. Accelerator artists built the skills and sensibilities necessary to conceptualize compelling, neighborhood-centric temporary public artworks and received substantial funding to realize their projects. Together we developed a pathway for future success.

Final Accelerator projects will be produced during the summer and fall of 2018 in areas of the City of Boston that don’t currently have contemporary public art, creating more art across the city.

Want to support the Accelerator program? Click here or contact laura@nowandthere.org.

 

 
 

Meet the 2018 Cohort

Six artists/teams were selected for the 2018 cohort by a jury of public art experts and practitioners from a pool of twenty-nine nominated artists. 

From January to May 2018, these artists received coaching in the skills and sensibilities necessary to conceptualize compelling, neighborhood-centric temporary public artworks. 

  KATARINA BURIN,  ON RECOGNITION

KATARINA BURIN, ON RECOGNITION

  LINA MARIA GIRALDO,  GOLDEN HOME

LINA MARIA GIRALDO, GOLDEN HOME

  STEPHEN HAMILTON,  THE FOUNDERS PROJECT

STEPHEN HAMILTON, THE FOUNDERS PROJECT

  RYAN EDWARDS,  HD•BPM

RYAN EDWARDS, HD•BPM

  CYNTHIA GUNADI & JOEL LAMERE,  LOST HOUSE

CYNTHIA GUNADI & JOEL LAMERE, LOST HOUSE

  EKUA HOLMES,  THE ROXBURY SUNFLOWER PROJECT

EKUA HOLMES, THE ROXBURY SUNFLOWER PROJECT

 
 

The latest from the Accelerator

Accelerator artists meet at a new site in Boston for each workshop, expanding their knowledge of the city as they explore new topics. Follow along and learn with us!

 
 

Accelerating. Together.

This 2018 pilot Public Art Accelerator was funded by a generous private donor who cares deeply about community and the arts.

Now + There co-designed a portion of our Accelerator workshops with the City of Boston’s Artist-In-Residence and NEFA’s Creative City programs that, like the N+T Public Art Accelerator, serve Boston artists working in the public realm. Our collaboration with these programs and the Arts & Business Council of Boston help equip artists with the technical know-how necessary to create successful projects. From taxes and insurance to marketing, the workshops provided each artist with the nuts and bolts of producing public art.

Fall 2018

Look for Accelerator Artist projects coming to Boston this summer and fall!

Join us

To learn more about the program or to contribute resources, expertise or space, please contact Kate Gilbert at kate (at) nowandthere (dot) org.