Department of Public Imagination Show & Tell

Please join us to celebrate our three DPI Artists-in-Residence and their community partners! Food, conversation and an informal chance to learn about the creative work they've done over the past year.


Info Session July 8th: ExpressingBoston Public Art Fellowship 

DS4SI and the Boston Foundation partner to offer new public art fellowships!

The ExpressingBoston Public Art Fellowship program will offer selected artists a 9 month fellowship with DS4SI between October 2014 and June 2015. The fellowship is aimed at supporting artists in thinking through and testing new ways to do their art practice in public spaces, in ways that increase the authority which artists and community members feel to claim public spaces in their neighborhoods.  Artists will receive a stipend of $5,000 and up to $2,000 for materials for their participation in this community of practice.

This fellowship is open to artists who are engaged in a wide definition of art and public art. This includes both temporary and permanent art, as well as traditional and nontraditional arts such as (but not limited to): culinary arts, dance, street theater, performance art, music, photography, fashion, body art, game design, graphic design, poetry, fine arts, social practice, puppetry, jewelry, graffiti, fabrics, ceramics, etc.
Funding priorities include supporting artists who live and/or work along the Fairmount Cultural Corridor (map) and whose art represents one or more of their community’s rich history, cultural traditions, identities and assets. We look to gather a diverse community of practice across cultural background, age, experience, gender and art practice.

For more information and to apply, go to:  You can also learn more at our information session on July 8th, from 5:30-7pm.

Many thanks to the Boston Foundation for their support for local artists and the ExpressingBoston Public Art Fellowship.



ds4si website redesign art commission extended!

New art commission open at the Studio!

DS4SI is excited to announce a new art commission, open to artists and art teams interested in working with us to redesign our current website. We are looking for experienced web designers who can partner with us to create a more vibrant and interactive site for us and our visitors. For full details on how to apply, click the PDF below:

DS4SI Art Commission--Website Redesign

And please take note of the new final deadline for applications--June 18th!


Come to Upham's Corner Artist Announcement!


Public Kitchen @ "Living as Form (The Nomadic Version)"  

The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts (CCVA) joins Creative Time and Independent Curators International (ICI) to present a customized iteration of Living as Form (The Nomadic Version). Free and open to the public, the exhibition surveys groundbreaking works from around the world that together register one of the most important developments in recent art history: the rise in the last twenty-five years of a renewed sphere of artistic practices that blur the lines between art and everyday life in projects emphasizing political concerns, participation, and forms of dialogue.

February 7—April 6, 2014
Main + Sert Gallery

Thursday, February 6
6-8 pm
Opening reception with the artists
with performances by Tomashi Jackson and Caitlin Berrigan

(you can visit their facebook event.)