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Join us on January 23rd for a welcome by Julie Burros, Chief of Arts and Culture, presentations by all ten Boston AIR artists, and a question and answer session!


FREE and open to the public

Watch the recorded presentations HERE.

Last fall, ten local artists worked alongside representatives from twelve City of Boston departments to generate ideas for integrating art and creative thinking into city government. The artists and City liaisons attended lectures and workshops co-organized by MassArt, the Boston Art Commission, and the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics. Artists shadowed City liaisons to learn about day-to-day operations, challenges, and opportunities. They built relationships, exchanged ideas, and began to explore possibilities for project proposals.  

Three artists' proposals will be chosen for further development, and artists will be awarded $20,000 stipends for six-month residencies within a city department to develop creative approaches that can be incorporated into the work of the City.

"We are excited to have these artists-in-residence on board to help us enhance and integrate our cultural capital into our core city services, for the benefit of all of Boston's residents."  

  1. -Mayor Walsh


"Mayor Walsh Announces Selection of 11 Artists for Boston's Artist-In-Residence Program,", Oct 23, 2015

"City names candidates for artist-in-residence program," Malcolm Gay, The Boston Globe, October 23, 2015

"City of Boston Selects 11 Locals for New Artist-in-Residence Program," Olga Khvan, Boston Magazine, October 23, 2015

After the event:

WATCH the presentations here: Boston Art Commission on Youtube



  1.            Peter DiMuro - Performance artist, Dance

  2.            Rashin Fahandej - Visual artist, Film

  3.            Pat Falco - Visual artist, Illustration

  4.            L'Merchie Frazier - Visual artist, Textiles

  5.            Georgie Friedman - Visual artist, Video, Installation

  6.            Shaw Pong Liu - Performance artist, Music, Social Engagement

  7.            Roberto Mighty - Visual artist, Film

  8.            Melissa Nussbaum Freeman - Visual artist, Photography

  9.            Liz Nofziger - Visual artist, Mixed Media

  10.            Juan Obando - Visual artist, Time-based Media

                2:00 - 5:00 PM

                  Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building

                  2300 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119

Boston A.I.R. Presentations