Building on the Cambridge Arts Challenge, a pilot program that took place in spring 2015, Cambridge Arts applied for and received a multi-year grant from Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Adams Art Program to develop mechanisms to engage cultural economic development using the arts as a primary catalyst. The resulting initiative, Creative Marketplace, is comprised of a suite of three programs that boost the visibility of the arts and drive local economic activity.
The three programs are:
Community Supported Art (CSArt), a proven initiative modeled on the community supported agriculture delivery system and that provides professional development, economic support, and audience development for local individual artists. Learn more here.
Exhibitions, a corporate exhibitions program that builds partnership and provides exhibition opportunities between local artists and Cambridge-based corporate and business environments.
Cambridge Arts Challenge, an audience development initiative that connects the local corporate community and employees in the City with the vibrant arts and culture sector, resulting in increased knowledge of and patronage for the arts.
Creative Marketplace programs are supported by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Adams Art Program.