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 boston.gov/arts-and-culture/artist-certification.

Artisan's Asylum

10 Tyler Street, Somerville, MA, 02143
artisansasylum.com

East Boston Artists

80 Bosrder Street, East Boston, MA, 02128
eastbostonartists.org

Dorchester Art Project

486 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02122
dorchesterartproject.org

Distillery Gallery

516 E 2nd St, Boston, MA 02127
distillerygallery.com

Studio 52

52 Everett St., Allston, MA, 02134
studio52boston.com

119

119 Braintree Street, Allston, MA, 02134
119bsr.com

Piano Craft Guild

791 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, o2120
pianocraftguild.com

JPNDC Brewery Complex

31 Germania Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130
jpndc.org/brewery

Work Only

Stony Brook Fine Arts

24 Porter Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130
stonybrookfinearts.com

Work Only

65 Sprague Street

65 Sprague Street, Hyde Park, MA, 02136
firsthighland.com/portfolio/sprague-street

Work Only

Humphreys Street Studios

11 Humphreys St, Boston, MA 02125, USA
facebook.com/humphreysstreetstudios

Work Only

Menino Art Center

26 Central Ave, Hyde Park, MA 02136, USA
hpaa-mac.org

Work Only

Stove Factory Gallery & Studios

523 Medford St, Charlestown, MA 02129
artistsgroupofcharlestown.com

Work Only

Casablanc

169 norfolk ave, boston, MA, 02119
mass.spacefinder.org/organizations/7617

Work Only

The South End Loft

535 Albany St FLOOR 5, Boston, MA 02118, USA
thesouthendloft.com

Work Only

Art Block

735 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA
artblockboston.com/Artblock_Boston/ArtBlock_Home

Boston Center for the Arts

539 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
bostonarts.org

Bates Art Center

731 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118
batesartcenter.com

46 Waltham Street

46 Waltham St, Boston, MA 02118
gtiproperties.com/commercial-property

450 Harrison

450 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118
gtiproperties.com/commercial-property

35 Wareham St

35 Wareham St, Boston, MA 02118

Wilkes Passage Lofts

1313 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
clproperties.com/condo/wilkes-passage-lofts

North Hampton Lofts

70 Northampton St, Boston, MA 02118
Live/Work

Laconia Lofts

1200 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
laconialofts.com

Live/Work

Dover Lofts

135 E Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02118
Live/Work

ArtBlock

725 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118
artblockboston.com

Live/Work

Modem II

263-265 Northampton St, Boston, MA 0211

Live/Work

Modem

255 Northampton St, Boston, MA 0211

Live/Work

The Signal Building

154 W 2nd St, Boston, MA 02127
154westsecond.com

Live/Work

Dartmouth Hotel

49-59 Warren St, Roxbury, MA 02119
nuestracdc.com

Live/Work

Oliver Lofts

166 Terrace St, Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
liveoliverlofts.com

Live/Work

57 Cornwall Street

57 Cornwall St, Boston, MA 02130

Live/Work

Amory Street Foundry Lofts

83 Brookside Ave, Boston, MA 02130

Live/Work

Brookside Artist Community

65 Brookside Ave, Boston, MA 02130
65brookside6.com

Live/Work

Hyde Park Avenue Live/Work Studios

1391 Hyde Park Ave, Hyde Park, MA 02136

Live/Work

The Westinghouse Lofts

1 Westinghouse Plaza, Boston, MA 02136
thewestinghouselofts.com

Live/Work

Midway Studios

15 Channel Center St, Boston, MA 02210
midwaystudiosboston.com

Live/Work

FP3

354 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
fp3lofts.com

Live/Work

Fort Point Place

21 Wormwood St, Boston, MA 02210
21wormwoodlofts.com

Live/Work

Factory 63

63 Melcher St, Boston, MA 02210
dolben.com

Live/Work

249 A Street Artists Cooperative

249 A St, Boston, MA 02210
249astreetcoop.com

Live/Work

The Artist Building at 300 Summer Street

300 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210
300summer.org

Live/Work

The Boulevard

110 Broad St, Boston, MA 02110
theboulevardboston.com

Live/Work

Fenway Studios

30 Ipswich St # 1, Boston, MA 02215
fenwaystudios.org

Live/Work

Boston East

126 Border St, East Boston, MA 02128
bostoneast.com

Live/Work

TypeTenure
Model
Artist Cert
Needed?
NameAddressNeighborhoodZip
Code
Website
Live/WorkNo7 Sherman St7 Sherman St.Charlestown02129
Live/WorkRentalYesWalter Baker Lofts1231 Adams St.Dorchester02124http://www.paradigmpartner.com/association-login/walter-baker-lofts/
Live/WorkRentalYesBoston East126 Border StreetEast Boston02128https://www.bostoneast.com/
Live/WorkLimited equity co-opNoFenway Studios30 Ipswich St.Fenway02215http://fenwaystudios.org/
Live/WorkCondoYesThe Boulevard110 Broad StreetDowntown02110https://www.theboulevardboston.com/
Live/WorkLimited equity co-opNoThe Artist Building at 300 Summer Street300 Summer St.Fort Point02210http://www.300summer.org/
Live/WorkLimited equity co-opNo249 A Street Artists Cooperative249 A St.Fort Point02210http://www.249astreetcoop.com/
Live/WorkRentalYesFactory 6363 Melcher St.Fort Point02110http://www.dolben.com/communities/detail/factory-63/live-work-spaces/artist-live-work-apartments-boston/
Live/WorkCondoYesFort Point Place21 Wormwood St.Fort Point02210http://www.21wormwoodlofts.com/
Live/WorkCondoYesFP3346-354 Congress St.Fort Point02210http://fp3lofts.com/
Live/WorkRentalYesMidway Studios15 Channel Center St.Fort Point02210http://midwaystudiosboston.com/
Live/WorkCondoYesThe Westinghouse LoftsOne WestingHouse PlazaHyde Park02136http://www.thewestinghouselofts.com/TheWestinghouseLofts/Westinghouse_Lofts_HOME.html
Live/WorkCondoNoHyde Park Avenue Live/Work Studios1391 Hyde Park Ave.Hyde Park02136
Live/WorkCondoYesBrookside Artist Community65 Brookside Ave.Jamaica Plain02130http://65brookside6.com/
Live/WorkCondoNoAmory Street Foundry Lofts83-85 Brookside Ave.Jamaica Plain02130
Live/WorkCondoNo57 Cornwall St57 Cornwall St.Jamaica Plain02130
Live/WorkRentalYesOliver Lofts166 Terrace St.Mission Hill02120http://www.liveoliverlofts.com/
Live/WorkRentalYesDartmouth Hotel49-59 Warren St.Roxbury02119http://www.nuestracdc.org/
Live/WorkRentalNoThe Distillery516 East Second St.South Boston02127www.distilleryboston.com
Live/WorkCondoYesThe Signal Building154 West Second St.South Boston02127http://www.154westsecond.com/
Live/WorkCondoYesModern255 Northampton St.South End02118
Live/WorkCondoYesModern II265 Northampton St.South End02118
Live/WorkCondoYesArtBlock725-735 Harrison Ave.South End02118http://www.artblockboston.com/Artblock_Boston/ArtBlock_Home.html
Live/WorkCondoYesDover Lofts135-139 E Berkeley St.South End02118
Live/WorkCondoNoLaconia Lofts1200 Washington St.South End02118http://www.laconialofts.com/
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 End02118http://www.gtiproperties.com/commercial-property/
Work OnlyRentalNo46 Waltham Street46 Waltham StSouth End02118http://www.gtiproperties.com/commercial-property/
Work OnlyRentalNoBates Art Center731 Harrison AvenueSouth End02118
Work OnlyRentalNoBoston Center for the Arts539 Tremont StreetSouth End02116http://www.bcaonline.org/
Work OnlyRentalNoArt Block725-735 Harrison Ave.South End02118http://www.artblockboston.com/Artblock_Boston/ArtBlock_Home.html
Work OnlyRentalNo535 Albany St535 Albany StSouth End02118http://www.535.artsouthend.com/
Work OnlyRentalNoCasablanc169 Norfolk AveNew Market/Rox02118https://mass.spacefinder.org/organizations/7617
Work OnlyRentalNoStove Factory Gallery & Studios523 Medford StreetCharlestown02129http://www.artistsgroupofcharlestown.com
Work OnlyRentalNoMenino Art Center 26 Central AvenueHyde Park02136http://www.hpaa-mac.org/about-us/
Work OnlyRentalNoHumphreys Street Studios11 Humphreys StreetDorchester02125https://humphreysstreetstudios.art/
Work OnlyRentalNoDorchester Arts Collaborative157 Washington StDorchester02121http://dorchesterartscollaborative.org
Work OnlyRentalNoDorchester Art Project 1486 Dorchester Ave.#2Dorchester02122https://dorchesterartproject.org/about/
Work OnlyRentalNo65 Sprague Street65 Sprague StreetHyde Park02136http://www.firsthighland.com/capa_repo_65_sprague.asp
Work OnlyRentalNoStony Brook Fine Arts 24 Porter Street Jamaica Plain02130stonybrookfinearts.com
Work OnlyRentalNoJPNDC Brewery Complex31 Germania StreetJamaica Plain02130https://jpndc.org/brewery/
Work OnlyRentalNoPiano Craft Guild791 Tremont StSouth End02118http://pianocraftguild.com/
Work OnlyRentalNo119119-129 Braintree StreetAllston02134https://www.119bsr.com/about/
Work OnlyRentalNoStudio 5252 Everett St.Allston02134https://www.studio52boston.com/
Work OnlyRentalNo80 Border Street80 Border StreetEast Boston02128http://www.eastbostonartists.org/
Work OnlyRentalNoArtisan's Asylum 10 Tyler StreetSomerville02143https://artisansasylum.com/

FAQ

 

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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