Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019

Last updated: 4/11/18

Office of Arts & Culture

The mission of the Office of Arts & Culture is to foster the growth of the cultural community and promote participation in the arts.

Kara Elliott-Ortega, Interim Director
The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture is responsible for the integration of arts and culture into all aspects of civic life. Their office enhances the quality of life, the economy, and the design of the City through the arts. In FY19 the Percent for the Arts project will utilize one percent of the City’s annual capital borrowing, to provide permanent public artwork by collaborating between professional artists and the community.

FY19 Major Initiatives

  • The project for new art at the Jamaica Plain Library will move forward.
  • A new round of project locations will be identified.
  • New pieces of public art will be installed in conjunction with Public Works Department projects in the North End and Hyde Square in Jamaica Plain.

Office of Arts & Culture - Active Projects


Category Project Location Status FY19 Projected Total
Arts & Culture Jamaica Plain Branch Library Art Jamaica Plain New Project 100,000 200,000
Arts & Culture Percent for the Arts Citywide Implementation Underway 1,700,000 11,400,000
Department total 1,800,000 11,600,000