Narrative Arts Center
GrubStreet has a GREAT chance of winning our bid to create a dynamic, inclusive, and fully accessible Narrative Arts Center in a 13,000
While other cities have narrative arts spaces and venues, Boston does not have a place where people from all backgrounds and income levels can create, perform, and collaborate. Read our full vision.
Our partners in this new venture are the Harvard Book Store, which will create a new bookstore on the first level, and Mass Poetry, which will expand its public poetry projects. Together and with other arts partners, we’ll curate a literary stage.
Creating a More Accessible City
Now in its 21st year, GrubStreet has grown into the most inclusive, influential, and productive writing center in the country. We are working to lift up everyone’s voices and to ensure that
GrubStreet has already secured a two-million dollar lead donation toward this vision from the Calderwood Charitable Foundation, contingent on GrubStreet winning the bid. The foundation shares our belief that a narrative arts center in Boston would be a game changer.
How You Can Help
Ready to share your excitement and make a Narrative Arts Center a reality in Boston? Here’s how you can help:
- Share tweets and other social media posts with your network using hashtag #BostonNarrativeCenter
- Write a letter of support. Send yours to Alyssa Mazzarella at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re collecting them to send over in a bundle to City Hall.
- Call and email city councilors and the members on the Arts, Culture and Special Events Committee
- Show up to a public meeting. We will be giving a
publicpresentation on Monday, April 30th at 5:30 PM at District Hall in the Seaport. Showing your support by joining us there will make a difference.
Find more details, including sample tweets and city councilor information, on advocating for a Narrative Arts Center in Boston.