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Jun 22, 2016

Boston Creates, the city of Boston’s new 10-year cultural plan, will include more than a million dollars in new arts funding, according to the Boston Globe.

The Globe notes that the “initiatives include a program linking public art to new city construction and infrastructure projects, a plan to provide affordable housing to artists, a pilot program to make new rehearsal spaces available to performers, and a collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts to conserve city-owned artworks.”

While the arts community is pushing for an established public revenue stream to support the arts, Mayor Walsh says that Boston isn’t there yet. However, he notes that the city is “certainly investing a lot more than [they’ve] ever invested in the arts, and [they’re] building toward that permanent line item.”

The Boston Creates plan was drafted over an 18-month period with input from 5,000 city residents. The five broad goals articulated in the plan include: creating fertile ground for the arts, keeping artists in Boston, integrating arts into city life, collaboration among institutions, and cultural opportunities in underserved communities.

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