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Jim Grace
Executive Director

Jim Grace is the Executive Director of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston (A&BC)…

Luke Blackadar
Deputy Director

Luke manages the Arts & Business Council’s legal programs. 

Yen Nguyen
Art Law Fellow

Yen rejoins the Arts & Business Council as its first Art Law Fellow. 

Grant Yosenick
Operations and Programs Manager

Grant facilitates key day-to-day activities and operations at A&BC.

Hope Greene
Studios & Lofts Manager

Hope manages the day to day workings of Western Avenue’s community of 360+ creatives as well as developing and supporting connections and programs geared toward the growth of the artist community.

Henry Marte
Social Media/Content and Event Manager

Henry Marte produces and manages Western Avenue Studios & Loft’s content and social media presence. He also plans and executes events for Western Avenue.

4 Nichols
Property Manager

As the Property Manager, 4 has been managing the historic mill complex of Western Avenue Studios & Lofts since 2019.

Elise Hartman
Operations and Programs Coordinator

Elise joined Western Avenue Studios & Lofts this year. She administrates the artist community’s operations and programs.

Key Program Partners
Candelaria Silva-Collins
Marketing, community outreach and programming consultant

Candelaria Silva-Collins is a consultant, facilitator and nonprofit professional based in Boston, MA.

Almitra Stanley
Professional development consultant to artists

Almitra provides mentoring to Arts & Business Council fellowship recipients, assisting them in identifying and implementing solutions to career challenges, and helping them achieve their goals.

D’lynne Plummer
Marketing and communications consultant

D’lynne is a Partner and Brand Strategist at Huck Strategies, a marketing and creative services agency that provides…

Chris Hawthorne
Insurance professional

After owning a business for eight years and experiencing the confusion, frustration and expense insurance and loss can bring…

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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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…

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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…

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