The mission of Brain Arts Org is to realize creative independence in
systematically undervalued communities, including BIPOC, ALAANA+,
LGBTQIA+, emerging and experimental artists. Through adaptive methods
and hyperlocal engagement, we foster a culture where individuals
create their own power and opportunities.
In January 2018, Brain Arts Org took over operations of the Dorchester Art Project, a community arts center in the Fields Corner neighborhood of Dorchester. In addition to housing 13 private artist studios, DAP features two gallery spaces, a zine library and a small performance hall.
Every other month Brain Arts Volunteers coordinate and host a marketplace of underrepresented, alternative vendors from greater boston in collaboration with the Cambridge Community Center. More than just a flea market, we specialize in interactive vendors as well as the typical commercial exchange of goods. We create this communal experience so citizens can support and connect with working creative communities without corporate interference. Your purchases have impact. Bring your brain shopping.
The Boston Compass is an 8-page free newspaper distributed monthly to over 300 community spaces across the Greater Boston Area. With approximately 3-6k issues printed monthly, each issue serves primarily as a directory of curated music, art, and film events, as well as community resources and actions for advocacy. By focusing on non-commercial and under-represented artists and organizations in our community, it aims to uplift the voices of those often left behind by capitalist ideals and authority.