Using Public Art and Design to Build Vibrant and Creative Places


MASSCreative has partnered with MassDevelopment and Patronicity to encourage applications to the Commonwealth Places, a matching grant program for towns and nonprofits to use public art and design to transform neighborhood and downtown areas into creative places to meet and connect.

Commonwealth Places is currently investing in more than 20 projects statewide and is looking for more applications to tap into its $1 million pool.

On February 22, MASSCreative co-sponsored an info session with two successful Commonwealth Places grant recipients: The Corner Spot in Ashland, MA and Beyond Walls in Lynn, MA.  After hearing about both projects, attendees had an opportunity to ask questions and learn tips and tricks for gathering community support for placemaking projects. Check out a recording of the session on our Facebook page.

Thanks to the overwhelming number of applications, Commonwealth Places has announced a new submission deadline of April 1.

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