The Fenway is rich in cultural institutions working to increase the engagement of all community members. Unfortunately, the past seven years have seen an explosion of luxury developments. This growth poses the danger of pricing residents and artists out of the neighborhood. Opening Our Doors Artists’ Residencies (OAR) mitigates the risk of socio-economic alienation by bringing together two populations—Fenway youth and seniors, who are often disconnected due to scheduling, finances, and perceived lack of common ground. We believe communal art-making […]
Beat the summer heat in the Fenway Cultural District! The sun is shining and it is official; summer is upon us! When swimming at the local pool and eating ice cream becomes monotonous, here are some suggestions about what to do. The Muddy River Project Aren’t you a little curious as to what has been happening with the muddy river? Here are the highlights of the restoration process: they have been working on preserving the natural essence of the waterway while making major change to the water quality, enhancing local wildlife […]
(Boston, MA) – Leaders from the Commonwealth’s three largest cities joined arts and civic leaders today to launch Futurecity Massachusetts, a new approach to transforming cities that puts art, culture, and creativity at the center of redevelopment and revitalization. Futurecity Mass is a joint initiative of the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and The Boston Foundation. Futurecity Mass will work with Mayors, urban planners, and arts and business leaders in Boston, Springfield, and Worcester on key real estate projects within state-designated […]
Join us for the Fenway Alliance’s Leader2Leader Series working with the UP Inclusive Design Initiative of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Hosted by Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s Department of Architecture! The panel discussion will take place Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 130 pm to 330 pm at the MASSArt Design and Media Center.
Share your vision! On Monday May 2, 2016 the YMCA of Greater Boston is hosting Imagine Boston 2030! Imagine Boston 2030 is the first citywide plan in 50 years, and Mayor Walsh wants to engage residents from every corner of the city. You are invited to a Visioning Session in the Fenway Cultural District to discuss your vision and goals for the Boston of 2030. With input from all those who call our city home, Imagine Boston 2030 will define a vision for Boston […]
Dr. Christina Lanzl, Adjunct Professor of Architecture and her students of Wentworth Institute of Technology Department of Architecture have developed a new Fenway (and Kenmore) Cultural Map. The map includes “1) architecture, specifically cultural facilities and academic institutions, (2) public art, (3) green/open spaces, and (4) access, featuring all modes of transportation including parking and bicycle hub stations.” The new Cultural Map features the Fenway Cultural District and provides direction to the institutions, facilities, activities and the true assets of The […]