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    Attend a Community Meeting for Cultural Planning

    Boston Creates, the arts and culture plan for the city of Boston, depends upon community participation for its success. Everyone's voice is important and we look forward to hearing diverse opinions and ideas about Boston's cultural priorities. Join a conversation this month – check out our schedule below and sign up for a local conversation! All meetings are open to everyone, regardless of where you live.

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    Boston Creates: A Blueprint for Arts & Culture in the City

    We've just kicked off a 15 month creative planning process called Boston Creates that will provide an opportunity for our many communities and neighborhoods to share their thoughts on our most important cultural assets. We are looking for volunteers to participate in our community engagement teams and to be part of the leadership council, helping to advise, guide, and drive participation in the process.

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    Call to Artists

    The Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events sponsors a variety of programs that encourage local artist participation. Learn more about participating in the Boston Arts Festival, Arts on the Arcade, showing in the City Hall galleries, and more.

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  • Boston Pride Flag Raising Celebration
    Mayor Walsh joins elected officials, Boston Pride members, community leaders and the public to kick off Pride week in Boston with a Pride Flag Raising ceremony on Boston City Hall Plaza.Watch Video »
  • Boston Creates Town Hall Meeting
    English High School hosts a town hall meeting regarding the cultural planning process for Boston which will create a blue print for arts and culture in our city. Watch Video »

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