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The Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism & Special Events sends out an e-newsletter every 3-4 weeks as needed. The e-newsletter includes funding updates, cultural news, event reminders, information about opportunities for artists and much more.

Through its Sister City program, Boston has developed working relationships with the communities of other cities across the globe. The Sister Cities Program began as a national concept in 1956, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower called for massive exchanges between Americans and people of other countries. The purpose of these exchanges is to create international understanding and goodwill.
For constant updates on all the exciting arts and cultural events and offerings in the City of Boston follow Boston Arts Festival on Facebook and Arts in Boston on Twitter. 
The Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism & Special Events produces an annual summer and winter brochure that provides listings and information on free programming, activities and special events throughout the City of Boston during both the summer months (May - September) and the winter months (November - February). The brochure circulation is 20,000 and is distributed throughout the City. The brochure is an excellent resource for arts and cultural organizations in Boston to promote their free events. For more information about including listings in the Brochure please email: The Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism & Special Events also provides an annual program for the Boston Arts Festival (circulation 3,000) and the MLK event at Faneuil Hall (circulation 1,000).