Kelly Brilliant, Executive Director For over 16 years, Kelly has led The Fenway Alliance in improving the physical, social, economic, and cultural environment of Boston’s Fenway community. In 2012, Kelly spearheaded a year-long community effort to designate the Fenway by the Massachusetts Cultural Council as the first of 30 Cultural Districts in Massachusetts, and the first in [...]Read More
Boston’s largest free day of arts and culture events.
Opening Our Doors, the Alliance's signature event, brings together our members and community partners in a diverse day of free cultural offerings for the entire family. Member institutions and partners host activities ranging from musical and dance performances to historic tours and lectures, special “behind-the-scenes” looks at Alliance institutions, walking tours of The Fenway, and much more. We come together annually as a community to prove that art can and should be participatory. We encourage you to join in the creation of art and to be active as an artist, performer, and audience member.
TEDx Fenway seeks to get at the heart of the complex process of moving past the status quo to address the changes needed to promote progress. Rather than highlighting results or products, we'll take a deep dive into the behind-the-scenes actions of problem-solving, consensus-building, back-tracking/losing ground, and reassessment of past progress that leads to true evolution to support and grow social movements, the arts and technological disciplines. Read More
In 1996, the Fenway Alliance launched what ultimately became a multi-phase $92 million restoration of the Muddy River Parklands section of Frederick Law Olmsted's famed Emerald Necklace Park System. To reverse the damage inflicted by decades of neglect and a series of devastating flood events in the 1990s, the Fenway Alliance has provided oversight to a project involving 11 local, state and federal agencies and 25 civic groups. The Muddy River Restoration Project reflects the core strengths of the Alliance. Read More
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Daniel Alexander Smith, Assistant Director Daniel joined the Alliance in the summer of 2016. Though relatively new to Boston, he has worked with a variety of arts organizations including DTR Modern Galleries, the Kinsey Institute, and the Georgia Museum of Art. In addition, he taught undergraduate art courses at Indiana University, where he completed a graduate [...]Read More