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Creative COVID-19 Communications

Creative COVID-19 Communications MAPC’s Arts & Culture and Public Health teams are partnering with local artists and designers to produce creative, culturally resonant communications about COVID-19 and vaccinations.   Through this project, we hope to work with artists, designers, and creatives to communicate about the pandemic with BIPOC and underserved communities through graphic design, film, […]

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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 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 with Quincy […]

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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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Arts & Culture Staffing Study

Arts & Culture Staffing Study CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Arts & Culture MAPC Smart Growth & Regional Collaboration Staffing Study: Regional Arts & Culture Responsibilities In the fall of 2019, MAPC launched the Arts & Culture Staffing Study to support municipal and regional capacity building in the areas of arts, culture, design, […]

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MAPC Artist-in-Residence Carolyn Lewenberg

MAPC Artist-in-Residence Carolyn Lewenberg CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Arts & Culture MAPC ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM Carolyn Lewenberg Carolyn Lewenberg is a visual artist with strengths in collaborating with government and non-profit entities and engaging at-risk youth in environmentally-responsive sculptural art-making. Lewenberg was the MAPC Artist-in-Residence from April 2017 to November 2018. Since her […]

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MAPC Artists-in-Residence: Hortense Gerardo

MAPC Artists-in-Residence: Hortense Gerardo CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Arts & Culture MAPC ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM Hortense Gerardo Hortense Gerardo is a playwright and movement artist as well as a professor of anthropology. Her skills in directing complex artistic collaborations, her commitment to engaging performers of all skills and disciplines, and her rigorous training […]

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