Investing in the Arts
Term One Achievements
The arts give us a unique opportunity to connect across differences and tell the stories that matter. By investing in our local creative economy, we can support the artists who make our community vibrant. As an attorney who has represented both artists and makerspaces in Massachusetts, I know we can better support the artists who live and work in Cambridge.
Removing Financial Barriers for Performers:
Many artists are struggling in our current political and economic climate. The City Council successfully pushed to eliminate fees for street performers, making this platform accessible to all artists in our community.
I’ll keep pushing to create a more vibrant creative economy in Cambridge by:
Supporting the work of the Mayor’s Arts Task Force,
Working with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts to coordinate a free legal workshop on “legal issues that artists businesses” for Cambridge residents.
Filling vacant commercial and under-used public spaces with temporary installations and pop-up shops.
Creating space for artists and innovators in City-owned buildings, such as the Foundry Buildings on Rogers Street and the Out-of-Town News Kiosk in Harvard Square.