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City of Beverly Artist in Residence

Photo by Elizabeth Thompson, Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) City of Beverly Artist in Residence 2021 MAPC’s Arts and Culture Department is supporting the City of Beverly’s pilot Artist-in-Residence program. Artist team “Zooguu,” comprised of Jennifer Gubicza and Brian Gubicza, were selected as the City’s first Artists-in-Residence through a competitive Call for Artists issued in June […]

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Cool it with Art

Cool it with Art A How-To Guide for Tackling Rising Temperatures with Art in Our Communities Cool it with Art CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Arts & Culture Cool It with Art: A How-To Guide for Tackling Rising Temperatures with Art in Our Communities is a guide for local governments, community-based organizations, and […]

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Cambridge Arts for Health

Cambridge Arts for Health MAPC’s Arts and Culture, Public Health, and Community Engagement teams released an “Arts for Health” call for art in partnership with the City of Cambridge’s Public Health Department. The call seeks artists to develop creative engagement strategies to execute around Cambridge’s Community Health Improvement Plan. The work should be centered around […]

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Creative COVID-19 Communications

Creative COVID-19 Communications CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Arts & Culture Creative COVID-19 Communications Free-to-use graphics, videos, and more! Download the resources below and use them to encourage COVID-19 vaccination in your community. Artists appreciate credit, but it’s not required to use! Get Vaccinated! Looking for more information about getting your COVID-19 vaccine? […]

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Quincy Asian-Owned Small Business Video-lets

Adaptation, Community, and Identity The stories of three business owners in Quincy illuminate the city’s development as a center of Asian-American entrepreneurship and business development. Through a collaboration with filmmaker, Daphne Xu, the interviews shared by Jim Mei, Chris Yee, and Lorraine Tse, highlight the larger trends and context relevant to the ongoing challenges of […]

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Arts Indicators for an Equitable Recovery

Capitol Theater photo via Tim Pierce, Wikimedia CC BY 3.0 Arts Indicators for an Equitable Recovery CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Arts & Culture Local Arts Indicators For An Equitable Recovery in the Region To help municipalities chart a path to response and recovery for local arts and cultural organizations, MAPC is working […]

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Somerville Art Space Risk Assessment Study

Somerville Art Space Risk Assessment Study CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Arts & Culture Somerville Art Space Risk Assessment Study MAPC is working with the City of Somerville to develop an arts space assessment strategy that explores how municipal policies affect the sustainable operations of spaces where artists produce and disseminate their work. […]

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Regional Immigrant Entrepreneur Storytelling Project

Adaptation, Community, and Identity Elevating the Stories and Presence of Asian Immigrant Entrepreneurs across the Region Full Report Quincy Small Business Video-Lets About Project In 2019, the MAPC Economic Development Team conducted outreach to the Asian immigrant entrepreneur community in Quincy as part of a municipal small business study. During this outreach, the team worked […]

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Public Art, Public Memory

What should future monuments look like in your community? “Memorials aren’t memories; they have motives. They are historical; they are not history itself.” – Nate DiMeo  “Monuments inscribe meaning and possibility into our environments.” – Hilary Malson  How do monuments and memorials shape our experience of public space—and how we define whom “the public” includes? How can we reimagine the […]

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Spatial Justice Discussion Series

Spatial Justice Discussion Series CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Arts & Culture Public spaces are not neutral. They are steeped in histories of exclusion and oppression. For many who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color, public space is anything but public.   What does it mean to shape public spaces that support […]

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