City of Boston artist certification reduced rent application form for affordable housing.

File for a City of Boston Artist Certification Rent Reduced Space to Work

An Artist Certificate is a letter from Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture and the Boston Planning and Development Agency (formerly BRA) to an artist. The letter confirms that the artist has been reviewed by a committee of peers and is “certified” as a working artist. An Artist Certificate qualifies an artist as eligible for artist spaces for a period of eight years. Upon expiration, the artist will need to renew their certification. ( updated 2/8/2018)

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Upon expiration, an artist will need to seek new certification.

Who Is Eligible for An Artist Certificate?

Any artist who can demonstrate to a committee of peers that they have a recent body of work as an artist, and who requires loft-style space to support that work, is eligible. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.