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Preserving 350 Artist Spaces in Lowell

The Arts & Business Council is delighted to announce the preservation of Western Avenue | Studio & Lofts, a vibrant artist community in Lowell, Massachusetts, through purchase of the property as the next phase of our Creative Campus Initiative.  Karl Frey, a real estate developer, founded Western Avenue | Studios & Lofts 17 years ago as an affordable space for more than 350 artists to…

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Available Grants from Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation

Our partners at Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation have two new grant programs available to help small businesses continue to recover from the pandemic. While not all of the artists and arts organizations we work with will be eligible for these funds, we encourage you to read on and find out if you qualify! If you are a creative business and think you meet the eligibility…

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Meet Our Spring 2022 Interns

Sara Alrehaili (she/her) Legal Intern Sara is a 2021 LLM graduate from Boston University School of Law. Originally from Medina, Saudi Arabia, Sara completed her undergraduate studies with a bachelor’s degree in Law from Taibah University. Before coming to Boston, she worked as a legal intern in a local office and as in-house counsel for her family’s business in Saudi Arabia. Sara is interested in…

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Sparks from Creative Collisions: A Conversation with Multimedia Artist Daniel Callahan

During a challenging time to make art, Daniel Callahan is immersed in projects. A multimedia artist who currently resides in Jamaica Plain, Callahan works in music, painting, digital photography, sculpture, film, writing, and performance. He is a recipient of the Donor Circle for the Arts Grant and the New England Foundation for the Arts Creative City Grant as well as a Mass Cultural Council's CYD…

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February Artist Updates

February Artist Updates A glimpse into what our past and present Creative Entrepreneur Fellows and Walter Feldman Fellows have been working on.     Daniel Callahan’s (CEF ‘21) film Come On In has been picked up for distribution by Gravitas Ventures and will be released on February 8. www.danielcallahan.com         Julia Csekö (WFF ‘16) is currently an artist in residence at Sculpture Space…

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Artist Update October 2021

Anthony Peyton Young (Feldman 2019) is one of the ARTery 25 Artists of Color this year. His series They Have Names is a collage of portraits presenting Black lives cut short by white violence.     Ngoc-Tran Vu’s (CEF 2019) exhibition My Lightwork: A Journey to Honor My Ancestors, Culture, and Memories is on view through December 10 at Regis College.        …

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August Artist Update

Sarah Brent (Walter Feldman Fellow 2015) and three other artists will present their works at the Chase Young Gallery Summer Group Show from August 4th to September 25th. In addition, a number of Sarah's small works are on view at the Coastal Contemporary Gallery as part of their Summer Salon.       Jeanne Ciravolo (Feldman 2020) work has recently been exhibited in Semblance at Manifest Gallery…

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Meet the Interns (Summer 2021)

Elana Confino-Pinzon Legal Intern Elana is a rising second-year student at Harvard Law School and a New York native. In 2020, she graduated from Brown University with a degree in Political Science. She is a member of the Committee on Sports & Entertainment Law, a Senior Article Editor for the Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law, and an event planner for the Women’s Law Association.…

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Welcome to Our Newest Board Members

The A&BC is excited to welcome three new board members, all of whom are alumnae of the A&BC's artist fellowship programs! Bithyah Israel Founder, City Strings United Boston native Bithyah Israel is a community organizer, cellist, composer, vocalist and video editor whose work centers on social justice and equal access for communities of color. A woman of Dominican and European descent and child of the…

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Patent Basics for Independent Entrepreneurs

Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets Patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets are all forms of protection for intellectual property but they all protect different forms of ideas.  It can be a bit confusing figuring out which category your idea falls into, and hopefully reading this will help you decide which one best fits your idea. Trademarks protect brands.  Trademarks and service marks (for companies…

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