Live/Work and Work-Only Spaces in Metro Boston

Information on studio space, artist housing, and artist certification has been generously provided by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture. For more information, please visit

Artisan's Asylum

10 Tyler Street, Somerville, MA, 02143

East Boston Artists

80 Bosrder Street, East Boston, MA, 02128

Dorchester Art Project

486 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02122

Distillery Gallery

516 E 2nd St, Boston, MA 02127

Studio 52

52 Everett St., Allston, MA, 02134


119 Braintree Street, Allston, MA, 02134

Piano Craft Guild

791 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, o2120

JPNDC Brewery Complex

31 Germania Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130

Work Only

Stony Brook Fine Arts

24 Porter Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130

Work Only

65 Sprague Street

65 Sprague Street, Hyde Park, MA, 02136

Work Only

Humphreys Street Studios

11 Humphreys St, Boston, MA 02125, USA

Work Only

Menino Art Center

26 Central Ave, Hyde Park, MA 02136, USA

Work Only

Stove Factory Gallery & Studios

523 Medford St, Charlestown, MA 02129

Work Only


169 norfolk ave, boston, MA, 02119

Work Only

The South End Loft

535 Albany St FLOOR 5, Boston, MA 02118, USA

Work Only

Art Block

735 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA

Boston Center for the Arts

539 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116

Bates Art Center

731 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

46 Waltham Street

46 Waltham St, Boston, MA 02118

450 Harrison

450 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

35 Wareham St

35 Wareham St, Boston, MA 02118

Wilkes Passage Lofts

1313 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

North Hampton Lofts

70 Northampton St, Boston, MA 02118

Laconia Lofts

1200 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118


Dover Lofts

135 E Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02118


725 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118


Modem II

263-265 Northampton St, Boston, MA 0211



255 Northampton St, Boston, MA 0211


The Signal Building

154 W 2nd St, Boston, MA 02127


Dartmouth Hotel

49-59 Warren St, Roxbury, MA 02119


Oliver Lofts

166 Terrace St, Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120


57 Cornwall Street

57 Cornwall St, Boston, MA 02130


Amory Street Foundry Lofts

83 Brookside Ave, Boston, MA 02130


Brookside Artist Community

65 Brookside Ave, Boston, MA 02130


Hyde Park Avenue Live/Work Studios

1391 Hyde Park Ave, Hyde Park, MA 02136


The Westinghouse Lofts

1 Westinghouse Plaza, Boston, MA 02136


Midway Studios

15 Channel Center St, Boston, MA 02210



354 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210


Fort Point Place

21 Wormwood St, Boston, MA 02210


Factory 63

63 Melcher St, Boston, MA 02210


249 A Street Artists Cooperative

249 A St, Boston, MA 02210


The Artist Building at 300 Summer Street

300 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210


The Boulevard

110 Broad St, Boston, MA 02110


Fenway Studios

30 Ipswich St # 1, Boston, MA 02215


Boston East

126 Border St, East Boston, MA 02128


Artist Cert
Live/WorkNo7 Sherman St7 Sherman St.Charlestown02129
Live/WorkRentalYesWalter Baker Lofts1231 Adams St.Dorchester02124
Live/WorkRentalYesBoston East126 Border StreetEast Boston02128
Live/WorkLimited equity co-opNoFenway Studios30 Ipswich St.Fenway02215
Live/WorkCondoYesThe Boulevard110 Broad StreetDowntown02110
Live/WorkLimited equity co-opNoThe Artist Building at 300 Summer Street300 Summer St.Fort Point02210
Live/WorkLimited equity co-opNo249 A Street Artists Cooperative249 A St.Fort Point02210
Live/WorkRentalYesFactory 6363 Melcher St.Fort Point02110
Live/WorkCondoYesFort Point Place21 Wormwood St.Fort Point02210
Live/WorkCondoYesFP3346-354 Congress St.Fort Point02210
Live/WorkRentalYesMidway Studios15 Channel Center St.Fort Point02210
Live/WorkCondoYesThe Westinghouse LoftsOne WestingHouse PlazaHyde Park02136
Live/WorkCondoNoHyde Park Avenue Live/Work Studios1391 Hyde Park Ave.Hyde Park02136
Live/WorkCondoYesBrookside Artist Community65 Brookside Ave.Jamaica Plain02130
Live/WorkCondoNoAmory Street Foundry Lofts83-85 Brookside Ave.Jamaica Plain02130
Live/WorkCondoNo57 Cornwall St57 Cornwall St.Jamaica Plain02130
Live/WorkRentalYesOliver Lofts166 Terrace St.Mission Hill02120
Live/WorkRentalYesDartmouth Hotel49-59 Warren St.Roxbury02119
Live/WorkRentalNoThe Distillery516 East Second St.South
Live/WorkCondoYesThe Signal Building154 West Second St.South Boston02127
Live/WorkCondoYesModern255 Northampton St.South End02118
Live/WorkCondoYesModern II265 Northampton St.South End02118
Live/WorkCondoYesArtBlock725-735 Harrison Ave.South End02118
Live/WorkCondoYesDover Lofts135-139 E Berkeley St.South End02118
Live/WorkCondoNoLaconia Lofts1200 Washington St.South End02118
Live/WorkCondoYesNorthampton Lofts70-72 Northampton St.South End02118
Live/WorkCondoYesWilkes Passage Lofts1313 Washington St.South End02118
Work OnlyRentalNo35-59 Wareham Street35-59 Wareham St.South End02118
Work OnlyRentalNo450 Harrison Avenue450 Harrison AveSouth End02118
Work OnlyRentalNo46 Waltham Street46 Waltham StSouth End02118
Work OnlyRentalNoBates Art Center731 Harrison AvenueSouth End02118
Work OnlyRentalNoBoston Center for the Arts539 Tremont StreetSouth End02116
Work OnlyRentalNoArt Block725-735 Harrison Ave.South End02118
Work OnlyRentalNo535 Albany St535 Albany StSouth End02118
Work OnlyRentalNoCasablanc169 Norfolk AveNew Market/Rox02118
Work OnlyRentalNoStove Factory Gallery & Studios523 Medford StreetCharlestown02129
Work OnlyRentalNoMenino Art Center 26 Central AvenueHyde Park02136
Work OnlyRentalNoHumphreys Street Studios11 Humphreys StreetDorchester02125
Work OnlyRentalNoDorchester Arts Collaborative157 Washington StDorchester02121
Work OnlyRentalNoDorchester Art Project 1486 Dorchester Ave.#2Dorchester02122
Work OnlyRentalNo65 Sprague Street65 Sprague StreetHyde Park02136
Work OnlyRentalNoStony Brook Fine Arts 24 Porter Street Jamaica
Work OnlyRentalNoJPNDC Brewery Complex31 Germania StreetJamaica Plain02130
Work OnlyRentalNoPiano Craft Guild791 Tremont StSouth End02118
Work OnlyRentalNo119119-129 Braintree StreetAllston02134
Work OnlyRentalNoStudio 5252 Everett St.Allston02134
Work OnlyRentalNo80 Border Street80 Border StreetEast Boston02128
Work OnlyRentalNoArtisan's Asylum 10 Tyler StreetSomerville02143



What is an artist certification from the City of Boston?

With an Artist Certification, you are qualified for artist spaces developed by the City of Boston for eight years. After that time ends, you need to reapply to renew your certification.

Do all Boston artist spaces require artist certification?

Not all spaces for artists to live and work in the City require an Artist Certification.  The table above shows which spaces for artists in the City of Boston require an Artist Certification and which do not.

How do I apply for artist certification?

Visit The City of Boston’s website to apply.

Which artistic disciplines are eligible to apply?

  • Visual Arts: including painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, conceptual art, ceramics, woodworking, architecture/design, media arts, film, and new media
  • Performing Arts: including dance, theater, and music
  • Literary Arts: including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and spoken word
  • Multidisciplinary Art

What are the qualifications needed to be certified as an artist?

Applications must show:
1. Evidence of a body of work over the past three years. Your resume or CV should list:

  • dates and locations of group or individual exhibitions
  • publications
  • performances
  • press coverage
  • awards and grants
  • residencies
  • jobs held in field of artistic discipline, and
  • formal training in the arts, if you have it.

2. Documents related to your artwork. This includes image files, video clips, and writing samples. Works must be dated or else they will not be considered.

3. Recommendations and letters of support from peers and professionals in the arts. One letter is required.

Where can I find more information?


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