City of Boston
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Opportunity for Massachusetts individuals to utilize the arts to contribute to community and civic affairs in eligible regions. Participants will work collaboratively with funding source staff to improve and bolster local initiatives and develop ways to make artistic social practice a part of government and community work. Boston Artists-in-Residence (AIR) is an artist residency program in which a multidisciplinary cohort of artists collaborate with a parallel cohort of the City of Boston.
Civic practice projects are researched, co-designed, and implemented during the residency. While the projects are artist-driven, artists will develop their proposals over the course of their residency with a partnering City staff member and City department to collaboratively imagine and test new approaches to City of Boston policies, processes, and procedures that speak to existing issues and/or questions in that department. Artists will then share their residency work with the public through facilitated workshops, public presentations, community engagement, storytelling, and written reports.
As part of their application, artists will express ranked interest in departments with which they would like to partner for their residency. Upon selection, artists will be matched with a City staff member who will participate in project research and design, support proposal development, and think through possible scalability of the project. For a list of Partnering City of Boston Departments, see the RFQ in Pre-Application Information below.
Recent plans and reports about these departments’ existing challenges, goals, and potential for collaboration are available at https://www.boston.gov/departments. Artists are encouraged to read about departments that they are interested in to inform their application to the residency program.
While Boston AIR seeks to connect and foster a collective of creative Bostonians, in and out of City Hall, there are three distinct areas of desired outcomes for the program:
GrantWatch ID#: 187815
Artists-in-residence will receive a $30,000 stipend and up to $10,000 for materials.
Boston AIR will be one year in length, with a two month research and development period.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To submit an application, create an account with Submittable. Click "Create Your Account" or "Have an Account? Sign in" at the bottom of the RFP page in Pre-Application Information above.
Please send questions to Karin Goodfellow, Director of the Boston Art Commission and Boston AIR, at BostonAIR@boston.gov. All questions must be submitted by email with subject line “BostonAIR questions.”
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