Goals: What the city needs to do, in the broadest terms, to realize its vision for arts and culture in Boston over a 10-year time frame.

Strategies: Proposed ways of meeting the plan’s goals, responding to the highest-priority needs identified in the Boston Creates community engagement process.

Tactics: Specific programs, advocacy, research, or other proposed actions to support the strategies, based on the present environment, existing partners, and current knowledge of the sector.

A timeframe for implementing each tactic is indicated: short-term (0–12 months); mid-term (1–3 years); and long-term (4–10 years). Strategies and tactics may change over the course of the plan’s implementation in response to changes in the environment.

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Salsa in the Park (July 20, 2015): Salsa in the Park gathers salsa lovers during the summer at the Blackstone Community Center’s courtyard. Photo by Leonardo March.