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Jim Grace
Executive Director

Jim Grace is the Executive Director of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston. He was the Executive Director of the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Mass. from 1998 until 2008, when it merged with the A&BC. Jim has extensive experience working with artists and arts organizations in the areas of public art and social practice art projects, copyright, estate / legacy planning for artists, nonprofit incorporation and mergers, and nonprofit boards. Jim is the founder of the Creative Campus initiative with the goal of preserving safe, affordable, permanent, and more equitable spaces where art is made, rehearsed, and shared.

Jim was an adjunct professor for BU’s Masters in Arts Administration Program for five years where he co-taught a course on legal issues in the arts. Currently, Jim teaches workshops locally and nationally on a variety of legal and artist professional development topics. He serves on the board of the AIR Institute (in DC). He was a founding board member of the Arts Services Coalition and the Fort Point Cultural Coalition (the developer of Midway Studios, 89 units of artist live/work space in downtown Boston). He previously served on the boards of Philanthropy Massachusetts, the Private Sector Council of Americans for the Arts, the Brookline Community Foundation, and the Friends of The Record Co.

Meet Our Spring 2024 Interns!

We are pleased to announce our Spring 2024 interns at A&BC! Our internship program is structured to provide a comprehensive experience in the fields of arts and non-profit sectors, facilitating professional growth and hands-on learning.…

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Meet Our Fall 2023 Interns!

We are thrilled to introduce you to the cohort of Fall 2023 interns! A&BC’s internship program is designed to offer an immersive, hands-on experience within the realm of arts and non-profit organizations. Our team has…

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Boston Art Review Reports on Artist Live-Work Space in Boston

The spring/summer 2022 edition of the Boston Art Review is out, and it includes a fantastic feature by Anita Morson-Matra, “Real Talk," that focuses on the state of live-work spaces for artists in Boston.  Anita…

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