Place Leadership Network Information Session


May 7, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm


The Guild
260 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02121

Light refreshments and catering will be served

This is one of four info sessions the Boston Foundation is hosting at various locations

Through a nine-month peer learning and leadership development program, as well as through financial support, the Boston Foundation intends to elevate an important, if unsung, field of practitioners who steward, enhance, and champion inclusive and vibrant places. 

The Guild
260 Washington St
Dorchester, MA 02121

F. Philip Barash
Fellow, Design Culture
The Boston Foundation

About the program

The Place Leadership Network will connect and strengthen leaders in the place management field. For nine months, local place-based leaders will learn from one another, access a network of expertise and resources, and advance transformative projects for their communities in an institute setting. Participants in the program, representing a diverse scale, geography, and constituency of the region, will be compensated for their time. At the conclusion, the Boston Foundation will dedicate a meaningful fund available to participants to implement programs and projects that are developed as part of the Place Leadership Network.

More information can be found here.

Who should apply

This program is intended to serve organizations that, as part of their mission, are responsible for the design, activation, and stewardship of shared places. Collectively known as "place managers," these organizations may include CDC, Cultural Districts, Main Streets, conservancies, and more. For-profit entities are not eligible to apply. Artists working on placemaking initiatives should explore the Live Arts Boston grant initiative. 

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Commun. Org. & Planning


The Boston Foundation & Mel King Institute