The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture is receiving many questions from artists and third-party proponents seeking guidance on the ways Coronavirus Disease 2019, also known as COVID-19, might impact proposals for public art. While protocols and guidelines are changing quickly, we continue to offer as much support and up-to-date information as possible. We encourage you to monitor the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture's web page, where we are regularly posting new information. As you consider applying, keep in mind that rapidly changing timelines and certain moratoriums may impact approval and installation timelines.
The Boston Art Commission, housed within the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, advocates for the creation of innovative and transformative art and promotes its accessibility to enrich the lives of Boston’s diverse citizens and visitors. The Art Commission advises, supports, and consults with artists and communities, City departments, and others. It commissions, approves, and conserves the City of Boston’s collection of art and historical artifacts.
Please note that the BAC only commissions artwork through public Requests for Proposals. This form is for BAC review and vote on whether to allow artwork to be sited on City property; this is not an application for funding.
Please fill out the following form to propose both short and long-term public art and design interventions and installations on City of Boston property.
All applications will be reviewed by the Boston Art Commission at our monthly meeting, scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month. We ask for applications to be submitted three weeks before a BAC meeting and six weeks before the proposed installation start date.
We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.