Creative Placemaking From Spaces to Places: A Conversation with Massachusetts Placemakers


February 22, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM


WeWork Boston
200 Portland Street
Boston, MA 02114

Have an idea for making your downtown more beautiful, livable and creative? Want to find funding for a planned bike path, community garden or public art installation? 

Come learn more about Commonwealth Places – a matching grant program for creative placemaking projects Thursday February 22 at 6pm at WeWork 200 Portland St, Boston. 

Over the past year, communities across Massachusetts have used MassDevelopment’s Commonwealth Places program to create dynamic and engaging public spaces through local grassroots efforts. A kayak launch in Athol, a community garden in Roslindale, an international mural festival, artwork and interactive underpass lighting in Lynn, and a new town square in Ashland have leveraged the power of this innovative matching grant program to fund high-impact, community-driven placemaking projects. Eligible projects can receive up to $50,000 in matching grant funds.

Join us to hear how our speakers took it upon themselves, along with their neighbors, to turn underutilized or blighted spaces in their towns into community assets for residents and visitors alike to enjoy and come together around. There will be plenty of time after a short presentation for questions and an opportunity to connect with others interested in attendance.

Cohosted by Massdevelopment & Patronicity

Presenting Sponsors: WeWork and MASSCreative

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Commun. Org. & Planning