Neighborhood Arts Online
Twelve free streaming Neighborhood Arts performances in the fall of 2020 will feature a diverse range of Boston's local talent. Fall 2020 digital workshops and residencies include Castle of Our Skins leading digital versions of the Dorchester and Roxbury Stringfests, celebrating Black female composers and working with young people from Boston City-Wide String Orchestra, City Strings United, and Conservatory Lab Charter School; hip-hop artist Devin Ferreira in a residency with the Mattapan Teen Center; Abilities Dance Boston in a streamed performance from the Calderwood Pavilion at Boston Center for the Arts; special performances by Neighborhood Arts artists as part of community-building online events held in collaboration with neighborhood-based schools and churches; and much more.
Engaging Local Artists
Neighborhood Arts artists are a diverse group of 60+ high caliber Boston area performing artists who are experienced in working with young people and committed to community engagement.
45+ community organizations collaborate with Celebrity Series to plan and host hundreds of events each season, with activities tailored to the partners' needs. Our partners include youth arts groups, venues, community centers, Boys & Girls Clubs, faith-based organizations, schools and more.
Activating Neighborhood Spaces
Catalyzing artistic and economic activity in Dorchester, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale, Roxbury, and the South End - and expanding to Cambridge in 2020-21 - is a core value of Neighborhood Arts.
Partner organizations also receive complimentary tickets to Celebrity Series main stage performances in downtown venues, with over 1,000 tickets distributed to community-based organizations. This program component is on hiatus for the fall of 2020.