ABOUT THE CULTURAL SPACE FUND

Artists and cultural organizations need to be in Boston to develop their talents, serve their communities, and share their work. Cultural spaces provide the physical and community infrastructure which artists, creative workers and cultural organizations use to produce, practice, present and preserve their work. Equitable access to cultural space is a key priority of our office.

The Cultural Space Fund aims to increase the amount of physical space in Boston secured for cultural uses long-term, increase the power for artists, creative workers and cultural organizations as it relates to their spaces and increased access to existing cultural spaces (including physical access, affordability, operating hours).

You can read more about the Fund, eligibility, deadlines and submit questions on our website here: boston.gov/cultural-space-fund.


APPLICATION AND REVIEW PROCESS

Applications for this first year of the Cultural Space Fund will be reviewed every 2 weeks. You will receive notification of the outcome of your application within 2 weeks of your application being reviewed.

  • First round of reviews: submit by Tuesday 31 January 2023 (5pm)
  • Final round of reviews: submit by Tuesday 11 April (5pm)

If your application does not receive funding following the first round of reviews, it will remain in the pool for consideration in subsequent review rounds.

Funding disbursement will happen between February and June 2023.


GENERAL ADVICE ON ANSWERING APPLICATION QUESTIONS

We want to make this application process as simple as possible, but still capture enough about you and your work for our reviewers to make informed, consistent and equitable decisions. Please keep your answers simple and brief - this is not a writing test - but please do take the time to respond as fully as you can to the questions.


QUESTIONS

You can submit questions about the Cultural Space Fund via this form. Answers will be posted on the Cultural Space Fund webpage every 2 weeks.


ACCESSIBILITY AND ACCOMMODATIONS STATEMENT

People who seek technical support and accommodations in the application process can reach out via email at arts@boston.gov or call (617) 635-4445. This includes, but is not limited to: People who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind, or have difficulty speaking and/or reading. Large print and translated materials are available upon request.

CULTURAL INVESTMENT GRANT BACKGROUND

The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture's (MOAC) Cultural Investment Grant (CIG) is a $10 million multi-year investment through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). It aims to grow and sustain arts and cultural organizations that have a clear vision of a creative, equitable, and more just city. CIG will build capacity for organizations working with communities in Boston who have been most harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly communities of color. Grant amounts will range from $600,000-$3 million distributed over four years. 

Read the full grant guidelines here. 

Translated applications:

LETTER OF INQUIRY AND APPLICATION PROCESS

All organizations that clearly meet the criteria and eligibility outlined in the Cultural Investment Grant are invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) by February 1, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.  Letters of inquiry will be reviewed for eligibility and alignment by a cohort of MOAC staff over a series of three rounds.

To learn more about the application process for the Cultural Investment Grant and how to submit a Letter of Inquiry, please visit here.

LOI Tips

  • Wondering if this is for your organization? Uncertainty is okay! We encourage you to apply if your organization meets the criteria and you are excited about this opportunity. We are available to field your questions.
  • Keep it clear and simple. Decisions will not be made on language, writing and/or grammar. We will read each organization’s LOI for content versus how you write or how much you write.
  • Keep in mind the Cultural Investment Grant is unrestricted funding for arts and cultural organizations. It does not fund the following:
    • Projects
    • Individuals
    • Other foundations or grant-giving organizations
    • Faith-based organizations
    • Organizations with budgets over $3M

Office Hours

MOAC staff are available to talk over any questions through phone calls, emails and virtual meetings. We will host virtual open office hours in January. Office hours will include a brief overview of the CIG for the first 10 minutes, and the remaining time will be open for questions and answers. We encourage organizations to schedule a phone call or attend a virtual open office hour.

Open office hours:

For technical assistance, please contact us at artsgrants@boston.gov or (617) 635-4445.

Formal Application Preview

Following reviewing all LOI submissions, MOAC will invite organizations that strongly meet the criteria and eligibility for the Cultural Investment Grant to submit a full application. The Community Advisory Team will work in partnership with organizations invited to formally apply to submit a full application by Monday, March 13, 2023. The Cultural Investment Grant application process will consist of interviews with the Cultural Advisory Team (CAT). The CAT will interview the leader(s) of the organization, one staff member and at least one community member. At least seven organizations will be selected for the CIG.

ACCESSIBILITY AND ACCOMMODATIONS STATEMENT

People who seek technical support and accommodations in the application process can reach out via email at artsgrants@boston.gov or call (617) 635-4445. This includes, but is not limited to: People who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind, or have difficulty speaking and/or reading. Large print and translated materials are available upon request.

HISTORIA DE LA SUBVENCIÓN DE INVERSIÓN CULTURAL

La Subvención de Inversión Cultural (CIG, por sus siglas en inglés) del Despacho de Arte y Cultura de la Alcaldía (MOAC, por sus siglas en inglés), es una inversión multianual de 10 millones de dólares a través de la Ley del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense (ARPA, por sus siglas en inglés). Su propósito es desarrollar y mantener las organizaciones culturales y artísticas que poseen una clara visión de lo que es una ciudad creativa, equitativa y más justa. Con la subvención se desarrollará una mayor capacidad para las organizaciones que trabajan con comunidades en Boston que han sido más afectadas por la pandemia del COVID-19, en especial con las comunidades pertenecientes a minorías. El monto de la subvención se ubicará entre 600 mil dólares y 3 millones de dólares, distribuidos en un período de cuatro años.

Leer la descripción completa del programa aquí.

CARTA DE INTENCIÓN Y PROCESO DE LA SOLICITUD

Se invita a todas las organizaciones que cumplan con claridad los criterios y elegibilidad descritos en la Subvención de Inversión Cultural a presentar una Carta de Intención (LOI) antes del 1 de febrero de 2023 a las 11:59 p.m. Un grupo del personal del MOAC revisará la elegibilidad y cumplimiento de las cartas de intención, en una serie de tres rondas.

Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de solicitud para la Subvención de Inversión Cultural y cómo presentar una Carta de Intención, por favor ingresar aquí.

Consejos para la Carta de Intención

  • ¿Te estás preguntando si esto es para tu organización? ¡Tener dudas está bien! Te alentamos para que presentes tu solicitud si tu organización cumple con los criterios y esta oportunidad es algo que te entusiasma. Estamos a tu disposición para atender a tus preguntas.
  • Hazlo de manera clara y simple. No tomaremos decisiones en base al idioma, la redacción y/o la gramática. Leeremos cada Carta de Intención por su contenido en vez de considerar la manera como escribes o cuánto escribes.
  • Ten en cuenta que la Subvención de Inversión Cultural es una financiación ilimitada para las organizaciones artísticas y culturales. Pero no sirve para los siguientes puntos:
    • Proyectos
    • Personas individuales
    • Otras fundaciones u organizaciones que otorgan subvenciones
    • Organizaciones religiosas
    • Organizaciones con presupuestos de más de $3

Horarios de Oficina

El personal del MOAC está disponible para resolver cualquier duda a través de llamadas telefónicas, correos electrónicos y reuniones virtuales. Dispondremos de horas de oficina virtuales en enero. El horario de oficina incluirá una breve descripción de la Subvención de Inversión Cultural durante los primeros 10 minutos, y el tiempo restante estará abierto para preguntas y respuestas. Animamos a las organizaciones a programar una llamada telefónica o asistir a una hora de oficina virtual disponible.

Horarios de oficina disponibles:

Para asistencia técnica, por favor contactarnos escribiendo a artsgrants@boston.gov o llamando al (617) 635-4445.

Vista Previa de una Solicitud Formal

Después de revisar todas las presentaciones de las Cartas de Intención, el MOAC invitará a las organizaciones que cumplan con los criterios y elegibilidad para la Subvención de Inversión Cultural para que presenten una solicitud completa. El Equipo Asesor Comunitario trabajará en asociación con organizaciones invitadas a presentar formalmente una solicitud completa antes del lunes 13 de marzo de 2023. El proceso de solicitud de la Subvención de Inversión Cultural consistirá en entrevistas con el Equipo de Asesoramiento Cultural (CAT, por sus siglas en inglés). El CAT entrevistará al líder o líderes de la organización, a un miembro del personal y por lo menos a un miembro de la comunidad. Se seleccionarán al menos siete organizaciones para la Subvención de Inversión Cultural.

DECLARACIÓN SOBRE ACCESIBILIDAD Y ARREGLOS

Las personas que buscan apoyo técnico y arreglos en el proceso de solicitud, pueden comunicarse por correo electrónico a artsgrants@boston.gov o llamar al (617) 635-4445. Esto incluye, pero no se limita a: Personas que son sordas, con problemas de audición, sordas y ciegas, o que tienen dificultad para hablar y/o leer. Se puede solicitar material traducido e impreso en letras grandes.

文化投资资金背景介绍

市长艺术文化办公室 (MOAC) 的文化投资资金(CIG) 是一项一千万美元的多年期投资项目,通过《美国救援计划法案》(ARPA) 进行。本资金旨在扶助和支持致力把波城艺术领域建设的更有创意、更公平、更公正的艺术文化组织。 本资金将注资于那些积极建设波士顿受新冠疫情损害严重的社区的组织机构,尤其是服务于有色人种社区的组织。赠款金额从60万至300万美元不等,分四年发放。

请看以下详细说明

问询函(LOI)及申请流程

诚邀明确符合文化投资资金中概述的标准和资格的各组织,在 2023年2月1日晚11:59之前提交问询函 (LOI)。市长艺术文化办公室 (MOAC)的工作人员将分三轮审查所收到的问询函。

如想详细了解文化投资资金的申请流程及如何提交问询函,请访问此处

关于问询函LOI的温馨提示

想知道您的组织是否合格吗?不确定也没关系!如果贵组织符合条件并且您对此赠款机会很感兴趣,我们鼓励您立刻申请。我们会尽力回答您的疑问。

问询函尽量简单明了。我们不会根据语言表达能力、写作和/或语法来做决定。我们审核的是内容,不看写作能力,也不看谁能洋洋洒洒写很多。

请谨记,文化投资资金是对一些艺术和文化组织的非限制性的赠款。我们不资助以下:

您的具体项目

某个个体

其他基金会或资金组织

基于信仰的组织

预算超过300万美元的组织

办公时间

市长艺术文化办公室(MOAC)工作人员可通过电话、电子邮件和远程会议为你答疑解惑。我们将于一月份开始开放远程办公。远程会议的头十分钟我们会简要概述,之后是问答环节。鼓励各组织机构安排时间电话咨询或参加远程会议。

办公时间:

2023 年 1 月 18 日,星期三,下午 2-3 点。在此注册。

2023 年 1 月 20 日,星期五,上午 11 点至下午 12 点在此注册。

如需技术支持,请电邮artsgrants@boston.gov或拨打(617) 635-4445 联系我们。

正式申请预览

市长艺术文化办公室在审查了全部问询函( LOI)后,会邀请符合文化投资资金标准和资格的各组织提交一份完整的申请书。社区咨询小组将与受邀提交正式申请的各组织密切配合,帮助各组织在 2023 年3月13日(星期一)之前将完整的申请书提交上来。申请流程的下一步是文化咨询小组 (CAT)的面谈。 文化咨询小组(CAT)会安排同各组织的领导、其组织里的一位工作人员和一位以上的社区成员面谈。 我们至少要甄选出七个组织。

可访问性和尽力为您做调整的声明

在申请过程中寻求技术支持和便利的人可以通过电子邮件artsgrants@boston.gov联系我部或致电 (617) 635-4445。包括但不限于:失聪者、重听、聋盲者或说话和/或阅读有困难者。我们可应要求为您提供大字版和翻译材料。

KONTÈKS SIBVANSYON POU ENVESTISMAN KILTIRÈL

Sibvansyon Envestisman Kiltirèl Biwo Atizana ak Kilti (MOAC) Majistra a (CIG) se yon envestisman $10 milyon dola pou plizyè ane atravè Lwa sou Plan Sekou Ameriken (ARPA). Li vize pou devlope ak soutni òganizasyon atistik ak kiltirèl ki gen yon vizyon klè sou yon vil kreyatif, ekitab, ak plis jis. CIG pral bati kapasite pou òganizasyon kap travay ak kominote nan Boston ki te pi mal nan pandemi COVID-19 la, sitou kominote koulè yo. Kantite sibvansyon yo pral varye ant $600,000-$3 milyon dola distribiye sou kat ane.

Li deskripsyon konplè pwogram lan isit la.

LÈT ENKÈT AK PWOSESIS APLIKASYON

Tout òganizasyon ki byen klè satisfè kritè ak kalifikasyon ki endike nan Sibvansyon Envestisman Kiltirèl la yo envite pou yo soumèt yon Lèt Ankèt (LOI) anvan 1ye Fevriye 2023 a 11:59 p.m. Lèt ankèt yo pral revize pou wè si yo kalifiye ak aliye pa yon kowòt estaf MOAC sou yon seri de twa wonn.

Pou aprann plis sou pwosesis aplikasyon an pou Sibvansyon Envestisman Kiltirèl la ak kijan pou soumèt yon Lèt Ankèt, tanpri vizite isit la.

Konsèy LOI

Mande si se pou òganizasyon w? Ensètitid pa yon pwoblèm! Nou ankouraje w pou aplike si òganizasyon w satisfè kritè yo epi w kontan opòtinite sa a. Nou disponib pou reponn kesyon ou yo.

Kenbe li klè ak senp. Yo pap pran desizyon sou lang, ekriti ak/oswa gramè. Nou pral li LOI chak òganizasyon pou kontni kont fason ou ekri oswa konbyen ou ekri.

Kenbe nan tèt ou Sibvansyon Envestisman Kiltirèl la se finansman san restriksyon pou òganizasyon atistik ak kiltirèl.  Li pa finanse bagay sa yo

Pwojè

Endividi

Lòt fondasyon oswa òganizasyon ki bay sibvansyon

Òganizasyon ki baze sou lafwa

Òganizasyon ki gen bidjè plis pase $3M

Orè biwo

Anplwaye MOAC yo disponib pou pale sou nenpòt kesyon atravè apèl nan telefòn, imèl ak reyinyon vityèl. Nou pral òganize vityèl lè biwo louvri nan mwa Janvye. Orè biwo yo pral gen yon ti apèsi sou CIG la pou premye 10 minit yo, epi tan ki rete a ap louvri pou kesyon ak repons. Nou ankouraje òganizasyon yo pou yo planifye yon apèl telefòn oswa ale nan yon lè vityèl biwo louvri.


Orè Biwo Louvri:

Mèkredi 18 Janvye 2023 soti 2-3 pm. Enskri isit la.

Vandredi, 20 Janvye 2023, soti 11am-12pm Enskri isit la.

Pou asistans teknik, tanpri kontakte nou nan artsgrants@boston.gov oswa (617) 635-4445.

Aperçu Fòmèl Aplikasyon

Apre li fin revize tout soumisyon LOI, MOAC pral envite òganizasyon ki satisfè tout kritè ak kalifikasyon pou Sibvansyon Envestisman Kiltirèl la pou yo soumèt yon aplikasyon konplè. Ekip Konsiltatif Kominotè a pral travay an patenarya ak òganizasyon ki envite pou aplike fòmèlman pou soumèt yon aplikasyon konplè anvan Lendi 13 Mas 2023. Pwosesis aplikasyon pou Sibvansyon Envestisman Kiltirèl la pral konpoze de entèvyou ak Ekip Konsiltatif Kiltirèl (CAT). CAT la pral fè entèvyou ak lidè òganizasyon an, yon manm pèsonèl la ak omwen yon manm kominote a. Yo pral chwazi omwen sèt òganizasyon pou CIG la.

DEKLARASYON AKSESIBILITE AK AKOMODASYON

Moun ki chèche sipò teknik ak akomodasyon nan pwosesis aplikasyon an ka kontakte pa imel nan artsgrants@boston.gov oswa rele (617) 635-4445. Sa gen ladann, men se pa sa sèlman: Moun ki soud, ki mal pou tande, moun ki soud avèg, oswa ki gen difikilte pou pale ak/oswa li. Gwo enprime ak materyèl tradui yo disponib sou demann.

FUNDUS DI INVESTEMENTU KULTURAL

Prefetu di Arti i Kultura (MOAC) Fundus di Investimentu Kultural (CIG) e un investimentu di $10 million dólar meiu American Rescue Plan act (ARPA). Objetivu, pa kria i sustenta organizason artistikas i kultural ki tem un vizon klara di un cidadi kreativu. CIG kre kria kapasidadi pa organizason ki ta trabadja ku kumunidadi na Boston ki for prijudikadu pa pandemia COVID-19, specialmenti komunidadi di kor.

Fundus ta varia di US$600,000 a US $3 million di dolar distribuidu duranti 4 anus. Le diskripson kompletu di programa Ali.

KARTA DI INKIRISON I PROCESU DI APLIKASON

Tudu organizason ki klaramenti ta kumpri kriteriu i ilijibilidadi diskritu na Investimentu Kultura,l ta ser konvidadu pa apresenta um Karta de Inkirison (LOI) até 1 de febreru di 2023 ti 11:59 p.m. Kartas di inkirison ta ser revisadu pa ilijibilidadi i alinhamentu pa un grupu di funcionarius di MOAC duranti un lasu di tres rondas.

Pa sabi mas sobri procesu di aplikason di Fundus di Investimentu Kultural i modi meti un karta di Inkirison, pur favor visita ali.

Dikas pa Karta di Solisitason

● Kre sabi si keli e pa bu organizason? Inserteza e ok ! Nu ta inkorajau pa bu aplika si bu organizason ta kumpri kriteriu i si bu ta anima ku kel oportunidadi li. Nu sta disponivel pa kualker pergunta.

● Manti klaru I simplis. Disizon ta ser tomadu na linguaji, skritu i/o gramatika. Nu ta lee un LOl di cada organizason pa kontenuidu versus modi ki bu ta skrebi o kantu bu ta skrebi.

● Ten na menti ki Fundus di Investimentu Kultural e un finansamentu ilimatadu pa organizason artistikas i kultural. E ka ta finansa siginti:

■ Projetus

■ Individus

■ Otu fundason o organizason di fundus

■ Organizason religiosas

■ Organisazon ku orsamentu pa riba di $3M

Orariu di Oficina

Ekipu di MOAC sta disponível pa fala sobri kalker duvida via tilifoni, e-mails i runion virtual. Nu ta hospeda orariu di fusionamentu virtual na Janeru. Orariu di oficina ta inklui un brevi vizon geral di CIG na primeiru 10 minutus, i tempu ki resta ta ser abertu pa purguntas i rispostas. Nu inkoraja organizason pa plania un xhamada tilifonika o participa na orariu di oficina virtual.

Orariu di atendimentu:

● Kuarta Fera, 18 di janeru di 2023, di 2h a 3h di tardi. Registra ali. 

● Sexta Fera, 20 di janeru di 2023, di 11h a 12h di tardi. Registra ali.

Pa asistensia tekniku, entra en kintaktu ku nos na artsgrant@boston.gov (617) 635-4445.

Vizualizason Formal Aplikason

Dipos di reviza tudu submison LOI, MOAC ta konvida organizason ki forti kumpri kriteria i elijibilidadi pa Fundus di Invistimentu Kultural pa submiti un inskrison kompletu. Un grupu di asesor Komunitariu ta trabadja djuntu ku organizason konvidadus pa aplika pa submiti un aplikason kompletu, ate sigunda fera 13 di marsu, 2023. Prosesu di kanditarura di invistimentu kultural ta konsisti di intrivistas ku ekipu di Asesor Kultural (CAT). CAT ta intrivista líder(s) di organizason, un membru di ekipu, pelu menus un membru di komunidadi. Pelu menus seti organizason ta ser selesionadu pa CIG.

Diklarason di Asesibilidadi I akomodason

Si algun algen sa ta mesti suporti tekniku i akumodason na prosesu di inskrison entra na kontaktu via e-mail artsgrant@boston.gov o liga pa (617)-635-4445. Keli ta inklui, mas ka limitadu pa: pesoas surdus, ku difisiesia auditivu, surdu-segu or ku dificuldadi di fala o lê. Imprimison grandi Ii material traduzidu sta disponivel ku solisitason.

TỔNG QUAN NGÂN QUỸ ĐẦU TƯ VĂN HÓA

Ngân Quỹ Đầu Tư Văn Hóa (MOAC của Văn phòng Thị trưởng là một khoản đầu tư chuyển đổi nhiều năm trị giá $10 triệu thông qua Đạo Luật Kế hoạch Giải cứu Hoa Kỳ (ARPA). Mục đích giúp phát triển và duy trì các tổ chức văn hóa và nghệ thuật có viễn ảnh rõ ràng về một nền văn hóa sáng tạo, công bằng và hơn nữa cho thành phố. CIG sẽ xây dựng năng lực cho các tổ chức làm việc với các cộng đồng ở Boston, những người bị tổn hại nhiều nhất bởi đại dịch COVID-19, đặc biệt là các cộng đồng da màu. Số tiền tài trợ sẽ dao động từ $600,000-$3 triệu được phân phối trong bốn năm.

Đọc toàn bộ mô tả chương trình tại đây.

THƯ YÊU CẦU VÀ QUY TRÌNH XÉT DUYỆT

Tất cả các tổ chức đáp ứng rõ ràng các tiêu chí và tính đủ điều kiện được nêu trong Khoản tài trợ đầu tư văn hóa đều được mời gửi Thư yêu cầu (LOI) trước ngày 1 tháng 2 năm 2023 lúc 11:59 tối. Các thư yêu cầu sẽ được một nhóm nhân viên MOAC xem xét về tính đủ điều kiện và sự liên kết bởi một tổ chức nhân viên MOAC qua 1 loạt ba vòng xét duyệt.

Để tìm hiểu thêm về quy trình đăng ký Tài trợ đầu tư văn hóa và cách gửi Thư yêu cầu, vui lòng truy cập tại đây visit here

Những Gợi ý LOI

Tự hỏi nếu điều này là dành cho tổ chức của bạn? Không chắc chắn là được! Chúng tôi khuyến khích bạn đăng ký nếu tổ chức của bạn đáp ứng các tiêu chí và bạn rất hào hứng với cơ hội này. Chúng tôi sẵn sàng trả lời câu hỏi của bạn.

● Giữ lá thư rõ ràng và đơn giản. Các quyết định sẽ không được đưa ra dựa trên ngôn ngữ, chữ viết và/hoặc ngữ pháp. Chúng tôi sẽ đọc LOI của từng tổ chức để biết nội dung so với cách bạn viết hoặc số lượng bạn viết.

● Hãy nhớ rằng Khoản tài trợ Đầu tư Văn hóa là khoản tài trợ không giới hạn cho các tổ chức văn hóa và nghệ thuật. Nó không tài trợ cho những điều sau đây:

○ Dự án

○ Cá nhân

○ Các quỹ hoặc tổ chức tài trợ khác

○ Các tổ chức dựa trên đức tin

○ Các tổ chức có ngân sách trên 3 triệu đô la

Giờ hoạt động

Nhân viên MOAC sẵn sàng trao đổi về bất kỳ câu hỏi nào thông qua các cuộc gọi điện thoại, email và các cuộc họp trực tuyến. Chúng tôi sẽ tổ chức giờ làm việc trực tuyến vào tháng 1. Giờ hành chính sẽ bao gồm giới thiệu ngắn gọn về CIG trong 10 phút đầu tiên và thời gian còn lại sẽ dành cho câu hỏi và câu trả lời. Chúng tôi khuyến khích các tổ chức lên lịch gọi điện thoại hoặc tham dự giờ làm việc trực tuyến.

Giờ hành chính:

● Thứ Tư, ngày 18 tháng 1 năm 2023 từ 2-3 giờ chiều. Đăng ký tại đây. Register here.

● Thứ Sáu, ngày 20 tháng 1 năm 2023, từ 11 giờ sáng - 12 giờ trưa. Đăng ký tại đây. Register here.

Xem xét Mẫu đơn Chính thức

Sau khi xem xét tất cả các LOI, MOAC sẽ mời các tổ chức có những tiêu chí tốt và đủ điều kiện nhận Quỹ Đầu tư Văn hóa để nộp đơn đăng ký đầy đủ. Nhóm Cố vấn Cộng đồng sẽ hợp tác với các tổ chức được mời đăng ký chính thức để gửi đơn đăng ký đầy đủ trước Thứ Hai, ngày 13 tháng 3 năm 2023. Quy trình đăng ký Ngân Quỹ Đầu tư Văn hóa sẽ bao gồm các cuộc phỏng vấn với Nhóm Cố vấn Văn hóa (CAT). CAT sẽ phỏng vấn (những) người lãnh đạo của tổ chức, một nhân viên và ít nhất một thành viên cộng đồng. Ít nhất bảy tổ chức sẽ được chọn cho CIG.

KHẢ NĂNG TIẾP CẬN VÀ HỖ TRỢ

Những người tìm kiếm hỗ trợ kỹ thuật và điều chỉnh trong quá trình đăng ký có thể liên hệ qua email tại Artsgrants@boston.gov hoặc gọi (617) 635-4445. Điều này bao gồm, nhưng không giới hạn đối với: Những người bị Khiếm thính, Giảm thính lực, Khiếm thính- Khiếm thị hoặc gặp khó khăn khi nói và/hoặc đọc. Bản in khổ lớn và tài liệu dịch được cung cấp theo yêu cầu.

Artist Housing Certification Guidelines

What is an Artist Certificate? 

An Artist Housing Certificate is a letter from Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture. The letter confirms that the artist has been active in their artistic practice in the past three years. An Artist Housing Certificate qualifies an artist as eligible for artist live/work housing and some work space in Boston. The Artist Housing Certification is valid for a period of eight years. Upon expiration, the artist will need to reapply to receive a new Artist Housing Certification. The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture keeps a list of all spaces for artists in the City of Boston, whether they require the Artist Certification or not. Review those spaces here. The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture does not maintain a waitlist for these spaces and is not able to confirm when these spaces will become available.


Who is eligible for an Artist Housing Certification?

Applicants must able to demonstrate that they have a recent body (last three years) of artwork and must be at least 18 years of age. Artists in the following disciplines are considered:

  • Visual Arts: including painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, conceptual art, craft arts (ceramics, woodworking, jewelry, etc.), architecture/design (not including engineering and home staging), media arts, film, and new media.
  • Performing Arts: including dance, theater, and music.
  • Literary Arts: including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and spoken word.
  • Multidisciplinary Art

If you are a commercial artist who has an office space to do your work, and/or works for a company instead of for yourself (sole proprietor) we require examples of your personal fine art to ensure that you need an artist space for your artistic work. This is also the case for artists who are employed full-time in other industries.

Who reviews the applications?

The Artist Resource Manager in the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture reviews applications.

The decision of the Artist Resource Manager is final. If an applicant is not certified during this round, it is because they were not able to convey that they have been actively making art in the past three years through their application.

Applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria.

  • Evidence of a recent body of work (last three years), demonstrated by an artistic resume or CV that lists dates and locations of exhibitions, publications, performances, press, awards, artist residencies, jobs held in arts discipline field, and formal training if you have it.
  • Documentation of artwork (or "work samples) including image files, video clips, and writing samples. Files must be dated or they will not be considered. 
  • One reference letter of support from peers and professionals in the arts who can confirm you have been active in your artistic practice over the past three years.

When are applications accepted?

Applications for the Artist Certification are reviewed every other month. Please check out website to see when we will be reviewing applications.

When will I hear back about the status of my application?

Use the link above to check when we will be reviewing applications.

What is Automatic Certification?

Automatic certification is granted to artists who have received any of the following awards in the last 3 years: the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship, The Boston Foundation Brother Thomas Fellowship, the Boston Cultural Council Artist Fellowship, or the City of Boston Emerging Artist Award.

To receive automatic certification, please fill out your name and contact information in the Artist Housing Certification application and upload your fellowship letter in the Work Samples section. Letter must prove reception of award in the past three years.

Public Art Curator Roster Guidelines

The City of Boston is creating a list of qualified curators interested in leading in the creation of municipal, private, and public-private public art projects. The Public Art Curator Roster is a response to an increase in requests for qualified curators experienced in the public realm from stakeholders in the field. In order to provide interested parties introduction to experienced public art curators, this list will be made publicly available on Boston.gov/arts. 

The Public Art Curator Roster is valid for a period of eight years. Upon expiration, the curator will need to reapply to renew their inclusion on the roster.

Who is eligible for a Public Art Curator Roster?
Applicants must able to demonstrate that they have a recent body (last three years) of curatorial experience and must be at least 18 years of age. Additionally, curators and other professionals with experience and interest in the following categories are considered:

  • Public art planning
  • Public art project management

Curators with experience and interest in the following categories of projects are considered:

  • Private property projects
  • Public property projects
  • Interior projects
  • Exterior projects
  • Temporary installations
  • Long-term installations
  • Two-dimensional projects
  • Three-dimensional projects
  • Participatory activations working with multiple stakeholders 

Curators may work as a sole proprietor or may be a member of a larger organization or company but must apply individually. 

The City of Boston is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. Qualified applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military, and veteran status, or other protected category.

Why create this roster?

The Boston Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture (MOAC) released the City’s first cultural plan, Boston Creates, in 2016, calling for increased support to Boston’s arts and culture ecosystem. In order to integrate art into Boston's landscape, the City created a Percent for Art Program demonstrating the City’s leadership and commitment to sustainable funding for the arts by setting aside one percent of the City’s annual capital borrowing budget for the commissioning of public art. 

In order to fulfill this shared vision of a robust arts and culture ecosystem, the City's efforts must be met with private endeavors and public-private partnerships. Urban visionaries across the world invite curators and artists to join their design teams; we encourage all leaders working in Boston to celebrate the unique cultural vibrancy of the city of Boston through the creation of innovative and transformative artworks in our built environment. 

Who reviews the applications?

The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture reviews applications and decisions are final. If an applicant is not accepted during this round, it is because they were not able to convey that they have been actively curating public art projects in the past three years through their application.

Applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria.

  • Evidence of a recent body of work (last three years), demonstrated by a resume or CV that lists dates and locations of exhibitions, installations, publications, performances, press, awards, residencies, jobs held in arts discipline field, and formal training if relevant.
  • Documentation of installations and exhibitions including image files, video clips, and writing samples. Files must be dated or they will not be considered. 
  • Recommendations and letters of support from peers and professionals in the arts.

When are applications accepted?
Applications for the Public Art Curator Roster are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications are reviewed the last week of every month. If you submit your application by close of business on the last Tuesday of the month, your application will be reviewed that month.

When will I hear back about the status of my application?
You should expect to wait no more than 6 weeks to hear back.

Boston City Hall

Call to Artists & Art Organizations

The Scollay Square Gallery, The Mayor’s Gallery, and 

The Mayor’s Neighborhood Gallery at Boston City Hall.

 

Seeking artists and artist organizations, that live or create in Boston to exhibit at Boston City Hall. Your submission will be kept on file for future consideration.

 

Selection process

  • This is an ongoing search, there is no deadline

Are you interested in creating public art in Boston?

The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture and the Boston Art Commission believe that public art is any artwork installed in publicly accessible spaces where they can be experienced by everyone for free.

This application is for you to share your proposals for new public art, from murals to sculptures, to light installations, and more! The application is for all phases of community and artist initiated projects and will guide you through the materials and information needed for each one. If you are an artist interested in doing public art or looking for support, please check out our website to see calls to artists and other opportunities!

All public art projects on City of Boston property must be reviewed and approved at a public meeting of the Boston Art Commission. These meetings are accessible for anyone wishing to attend and are generally held on a monthly basis. Please visit our website to learn more about our meetings.

The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture has a dedicated Public Art Team that manages all daily operations and duties related to public art projects sited on or proposed for City of Boston property. This team facilitates the Boston Art Commission’s monthly public meetings, and manages all phases of Boston's public art projects in collaboration with the Boston Art Commission, community members, and colleagues at the City of Boston.

Once you submit, the public art team will be in touch but you can reach out to us with questions at anytime! please email us at BAC@boston.gov.

The Strand Theatre serves as a cultural and educational resource to artists and audiences, regardless of race or cultural background, age, ability, gender, economic level, or sexual orientation. Please complete the application below based on your rental needs.

Please note: The first quote for your event is an estimate only. A final quote cannot be completed until all technical information and production schedule are complete and reviewed by the Strand Technical Director and General Manager. All forms and schedules must be reviewed no later than 60 days prior to your event.

Things to know before you apply:

Ticketing

Tickets may be produced through the Strand Theatre's box office (fees apply). Renters may print their own tickets and have the right to sell tickets at a third party location, however tickets cannot be sold until the following are completed:

  • Lease application
  • Signed contract
  • Insurance certificate
  • Copy of headliner signed contract with the organization (if applicable)

Insurance

Lessee must provide their own liability insurance. They must obtain either a one day entertainment policy (coverage of one million of liability minimum) or a rider from their existing policy. Insurance must list additional insured as the Strand Theatre - location and venue Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA. 02125

Hip Hop, hard rock performances, and sporting events are not covered under standard liability. A copy of secured insurance must be provided at least 30 days in advance. Failure to provide an accurate genre description of your event or artist roster will result in an automatic termination of your event.

If service of liquor is approved for your event, you must apply for a one day liquor license from the City of Boston and apply for liability coverage at least 60 days prior to your event. Service must be by a licensed bartender. This coverage is only applicable provided the venue has not obtained coverage and is not operating a house bar. Lessee will provide 2 copies of all permits and licenses. Lessee may obtain liquor services from a catering company that has a traveling liquor liability license and tip certified bartender for service (this is the best option).

Event Security

Security guards are booked based on the number of patrons expected and the type of performance. Changes to booking must be completed at least two weeks prior to the event. Boston Police details are booked on the same criteria and are at the discretion of management (and in some instances, the Boston Police Department). Management reserves the right to add additional security staff during an event at the Lessees' expense. Laminates or optional pre-approved staff recognition badges are required for Lessees' event staff. In addition, a list of all approved backstage staff employed by Lessee and Artist/Performers must be provided.

Advertisement and Website

Events will be linked on the Strand Theatre website at no cost to Lessee. All clients advertising a ticketed event must also create an event listing on the ArtsBoston calendar and send it to us prior to the event. Events will be listed on a revolving marquee with all other scheduled events. Please provide a description of your event and send a flier, photo or image for the website. Other than the above mentioned advertisement and listing, The Strand is not responsible for any additional advertisement, media, print or video marketing of the Lessee’s event.

Video/Photos/Audio

It is at the discretion of the Lessee to allow video/audio or photos. All photography stations must not obstruct patron aisles or handicap seating. All cables and wiring running on or through walkways, stairs or entrances, must be secured and taped down properly. Please discuss set up area requirements with the Technical Director. Bring extra gaffing tape and/or walkway covers to prevent cancellation of use.

Event Merchandise Sales

The Strand has 10 2x6 folding tables and 50 folding chairs for use during events. The rental of additional tables and chairs are the Lessee’s responsibility. You must supply all table cloths.

Merchandise sales may include CDs, DVDs, clothing, photos, and books. If approved, any edible items require a one day vendor’s license and health permit, obtained from City Hall. All food vendors must be pre-approved by the Strand General Manager. Two copies of all paperwork must be submitted one week prior to the event. Food items must be wrapped individually and gloves and head nets must be worn at all times. Vendor food items allowed - cupcakes, specialty cookies and other pre-approved baked goods associated with the event. There is a power source to assist with the selling of merchandise and all extension cords must be supplied by vendors.

There is a $25.00 fee, per station required for the sale of any and all merchandise, by Lessee and/or Lessee’s vendors. It must be in the form of a bank check or money order, made out to the Strand Theatre. All fees apply unless waived by the Strand General Manager.

Decorations

Allowed decorations include: balloons, free standing displays, posters, photographs, informational displays, literature tables, approved banners, and flowers. Drapery/fabric is permitted only if they meet safety/fire codes for the venue. You must provide a copy of all current fire retardant certificates for these items.

The gallery space has hanging lips for artwork and 12 picture hanging rods. Lessee/ its vendors must get pre-approval before any items are affixed to the walls. Due to the age of the plaster on walls you cannot nail or tape items to the walls. Please discuss all decoration ideas for pre-approval.

Event Catering

Organizations can provide catering for the event, which can include full meals. Lessee may use any licensed catering company of their choice. Caterers must provide a copy of all current licenses, fire permits and insurance if applicable and follow all safe serve and food handling requirements for transporting, service and staffing. The Strand does not have a working kitchen space for catering, therefore catering companies providing food service must be completely mobile.

Event Sound

Please refer to the Strand Technical Specifications for house sound equipment.

All wires and cables running throughout walkways, stair and public traffic must be taped down with gaffing tape and/or portable cable walkways. A charge of $35.00 per roll for gaffing tape will apply, if supplied by the Strand. (No exception) This amount will be collected from Lessee prior to the show.

All optional microphones such as body and head microphones must be rented by Lessee. The Strand can supply a vendor contact if needed, but will not be responsible for pick-up and return. The Strand is not responsible for poor sound quality or damages to rented microphones.  Lessee is responsible for providing AAA batteries for each wireless mic required. Fresh batteries for each mic will be required for each performance.

Event Lighting & Scene Requirements

Please refer to Strand Technical Specifications for house lighting equipment provided in the Technical packet.

Basic color washes are available through our technical team. Any color not in the house supply may be supplied with advance notification. Please allow adequate time to restore all house equipment back to its original place after removing it for special lighting and/or sound equipment. Soft Goods: The Strand has a main curtain and valance, three (3) panels of black borders, three (3) sets of black legs, one (1) scrim, one (2) panels Upstage travelers(1) one Cyc and (1) one movie screen for front throw movie projection or color wash . The Strand does not provide rigging /flying hardware other than the line sets available. (See Strand Technical Specifications) We do not provide general construction hardware to organizations nor do we have an area or maintain supplies to build sets in house. It is the Lessee’s responsibility to ensure safe hardware usage and maintenance and to maintain all scenic pieces including fire retardant certificates. Fire certificates must be provided for all upholstered furniture and set design fabrics being used on stage. *** Please allow at least 60 days to complete the Fire Certificate process. Applications are available online through Fire Dept. or at 1010 Massachusetts Ave.

The use of hazing requires fire details and auto-system shut off monitor. The number of marshals is based on the number of patrons and the rate is based on the detail marshal's position rank. Additional fees include fire system monitor turn off/on ($640), truck fee ($50), 7am – 3 pm $130 per hr. after 3 pm $190 per hr.., Sat $190 per hr., Sun $220 per hr. The use of hazing is a lengthy process and must be scheduled 90 days in advance. The Strand’s Fire System will need to be turned off one hour before show begins and remains off until all vapors have dissipated from the theater. A monitor remains at the system for the duration and is billed to Lessee directly. Average cost for hazing use on a weekend is $2500 up per day.

All application forms and permits can be found here: www.boston.gov/departments/fire-prevention/fire-forms-permits-application-and-fees

You must know what kind of machine and chemicals you will be using and it cannot be changed once approved

Restoration Fee

It is the responsibility of the Lessee to allocate enough time in their schedule for load-out and to restore all Strand lighting & sound equipment, staging, and general building areas to the condition in which you received it or back to the Strand working condition if you requested anything removed for your event. Staff hours will be been scheduled and billed into your invoice. However, if additional time is needed due to your organization's failure to comply with restoral requirements, you will be charged a $300.00 restoral fee plus any staff hours required. A walkthrough must be done at the end of Load-out and restoral time, to assess completion and/or damages.

City of Boston Arts and Culture