On Tuesday, June 2nd, the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture will host the "Boston Creates Town Hall" at English High School in Jamaica Plain. This is the first large public event in the process and all community members are invited to attend and share their opinions and ideas about the City’s cultural priorities. Attendees are encouraged to register for the event in advance at http://bostoncreatestownhall.
eventbrite.com. This event will kick off a series of community conversations set to take place across the city. It will be followed by interviews with individuals and stakeholders, including artists, volunteer cultural groups, neighborhood centers, large and small arts organizations, residents and others to lay out a comprehensive map of Boston’s cultural assets. Community Engagement Team Members are still needed for this process, and individuals interested in volunteering can apply at www.bostoncreates.org.
Also, on May 22nd, Julie Burros, Chief of Arts & Culture for the City of Boston will participate in the City’s Chief Chat Series, aboard the City Hall To Go Truck, a mobile office which offers many city services to Boston residents in their local neighborhoods, including resident parking permits, voter registrations, and dog licenses, among others. The event will take place at 1174 River Street, Hyde Park, from 4pm-7pm and Julie will be available to answer questions about the cultural planning process.