Cultural Equity

Cultural Equity and Access Study

During the community engagement phase of the planning process and in the final Boston Creates town hall, Bostonians across geographic locations and diverse communities expressed a desire to see greater cultural equity and access to the arts in their city. To meet this demand, The Boston Foundation has committed to launching a cultural equity study later in the year, exploring how cultural equity and access to the arts can be enhanced across the city.

Boston Arts Consortium for Health Survey

To encourage deeper engagement by practitioners in the field of arts and healing, the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture will partner with Boston Arts Consortium for Health (BACH) to design a survey to evaluate the depth and breadth of the use of the arts in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, community health centers, and senior centers. The survey will also assess how arts and culture improve community and individual health in other organizations such as youth development facilities, schools, and prisons. Survey dissemination is expected this fall.