THE LAB IS...

...a 501(c)(3) non-profit, dedicated to incubating new collaborations on behalf of arts in Greater Boston's public places.

Through our workshops, soon to number 29, and our emerging projects, we are constantly looking to answer... 

Who is the public? What is the art? What do we have? What do we need? How are we going to get it? 

Explore with us. Join us. Support us.

Expand the boundaries of we.

               Dance to the music...

               Dance to the music...

WHAT'S INCUBATING AT THE LAB?

 

Terrific, passionate discussion 11/30 on public art & individual/community healing: major thanks to New American Public Art, Riverview Chamber Players, Kilombo Novo Indigenous Healing Arts, plus all who participated. Notes soon, as well as thoughts about January follow-up to embed further some of the major concepts into designs for public art. Stay tuned!

Idea-rich "#CivicArtsCivicLife" workshop October 4: "Civic Innovation, Digital Media, Arts in Public Places." We invite your responses to the Notes; get in touch via info@bostonapp.org.

Provocative opinion piece in latest October issue of Metropolis by Kjetil Thorsen, cofounder of Snohetta: "The next great public spaces will be indoors." 

Our blogposts are open for your comments: don't hesitate!

 

WHAT'S HAPPENED?

  • Images and memories from ArtsCommons @ JP PorchFest 2016

Read why The Improper Bostonian calls the ArtsCommons one of 10 Bright Ideas Changing Boston.  (Designs by Ben Bruce and Greg MacGlashing)

Read why The Improper Bostonian calls the ArtsCommons one of

10 Bright Ideas Changing Boston. 

(Designs by Ben Bruce and Greg MacGlashing)

JP PorchFest, BostonAPP/Lab, ArtsCommons: together at last!  

On and right next to the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral -- the center of JP's "Little Havana" -- the Lab made unique use of shipping pallets to create performance/art-making spaces. Included were two groups: Code Listen organized by Shaw Pong Liu, a Boston Artist-in-Residence, and IN-SIGHT Boston, Con Moto, organized by Rashin Fahandej, a documentary film-maker affiliated with MIT's Open Doc Lab. In addition, LMerchie Frazier, another Boston Artist-in-Residence, organized a "PowerUp Collage" participatory event engaging members of the community in creating small, three-dimensional works focused on...commumity!