Artists, inspiration, and more.
Selecting an artist or a piece of artwork for your community or neighborhood is no small feet. Like designing a new building, there's much to consider. Will the work be permanent? Will you choose the artist, or will you have an open call for submissions? There's lots to sort out so we recommend hiring a project manager and/or public art curator to help you along the way. In the meantime here are some great resources that will help you on your journey.
- City of Boston Art Commission has a public art map and information on how to propose a public art project in the City.
- NEFA's public art resources includes an informative blog and hosts a discussion series often aimed at helping communities navigate public art process.
- Creative Ground spotlights artists at work in New England. Search by type of work or geographic location.
- NEFA Fund for the Arts grant program offers funding for projects within the 495 beltway.
- Boston APP Lab incubates new collaborations for art in public places with monthly workshops and a searchable database.
- Public Art Network is a professional network offering various resources for artists and communities.
Below are some of our favorite community-based projects. Submit yours and we'll add them!