Art Lending Program


"If the purpose of art in the office is to somehow make you feel good, take you momentarily away to appreciate the world around us, we have succeeded.  The works are wonderful — I may consider purchasing some for my home when the time comes up next year. Thank you!"

—Art Lending Client, 2012

The Arts & Business Council’s Art Lending Program seeks to forge greater connections among business and arts communities by bringing original artwork by local artists into Boston’s workplaces. This program is an outgrowth of our ongoing commitment to the professional development of artists and grounded in our philosophy of investing in artists. True to our mission, we share program revenue with the lending artists. The loan of artworks also provides opportunities for works to be purchased outright by our partners. 

How it Works

  • Artwork is loaned for a 12-month period at $700 per work. Of this fee, $300 is paid to the artist and the remaining funds are used to support the program and cover fees for curation and installation.
  • Our professional curator, Leonie Bradbury, will work with you to select appropriate works from our portfolio. Leonie and her team will take measurements, handle special requests, and liase with the artists.
  • Experienced, professional art installers are provided for the day of installation.
  • Installed works are accompanied by museum-quality, adhesive name plaques.
  • Artworks are available for purchase at the end of the 12-month loan period.

If you're a company interested in an Art Lending partnership, please contact Jim Grace at

If you're an artist interested in learning more about this program, please click the button below or contact Kaitlyn Durvin at

 Artists Click Here

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