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Mayor Walsh unveils details of Boston’s cultural planning initiative

Post date: 
April 9th, 2015
Article Type: 
External News Article
Article Topic: 
Arts & Culture
Article Source: 
The Boston Globe

There may be no accounting for taste, but that won’t stop Mayor Martin J. Walsh from trying.

Making good on his campaign promise that the arts will play an integral role in Boston’s future, Walsh is set to announce Thursday the details of his long-anticipated cultural planning initiative, an 18-month survey that will send teams of volunteers deep into the city’s neighborhoods, interviewing thousands of individuals and groups to try to quantify and define what Bostonians want when it comes to the city’s cultural life. The sprawling conversation, known officially as “Boston Creates,” will stretch from Brighton to South Boston, Charlestown to Hyde Park, resulting in a plan that outlines Boston’s cultural priorities and identifies ways the government can enhance the city’s creative life, setting an agenda for the next decade and beyond.

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