Supporting Artistic Process + More Art for Boston

The Now + There Public Art Accelerator creates an on-ramp for early- to mid-career Boston-area artists to successfully participate in the dynamic realm of public art. Accelerator artists build the skills and sensibilities necessary to conceptualize compelling, neighborhood-centric temporary public artworks and receive substantial funding to realize their projects. Together we develop a pathway for future success.

Launched in 2018 the Public Art Accelerator chooses a new cohort of local artists each year and provides a six-month training curriculum to help augment their practice with the curatorial, technical, and financial support they need to develop new temporary artworks in Boston.

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

 
 

Current Cohort

We’re excited that all of our 2019 artists have completed the program and received $25,000 each to bring their public art proposals to neighborhoods across Boston. Like their predecessors, the 2019 cohort received hands-on coaching from concept to (permitted!) completion. These artists represent many different backgrounds and sensibilities and work in a range of media. Each is deeply dedicated to Boston, and are committed to sharing their work with the people across our city.  

DAVID BUCKLEY BORDEN

DAVID BUCKLEY BORDEN

SAMANTHA FIELDS

SAMANTHA FIELDS

CAT MAZZA

CAT MAZZA

PAT FALCO

PAT FALCO

DELL MARIE HAMILTON

DELL MARIE HAMILTON

DANIELA RIVERA

DANIELA RIVERA

 
 

The latest from the Accelerator

 
 

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,  WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU

KATARINA BURIN, WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU

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

 
 
 
 

Accelerating. Together.

Now + There’s Public Art Accelerator strengthens the careers of Boston’s artists and our communities through neighborhood-centric public art production. Now in its second round, the Accelerator is generously funded by Joyce Linde.

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 created a curriculum built to 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.