Build A Creative Community

Neighboring urban communities such as Somerville, Jamaica Plain and Boston’s Fort Point Channel have all experienced a rebirth fueled by a thriving creative economy. With its proximity to Boston and rich heritage, Quincy is well positioned to do the same.

As your mayor, Anne Mahoney will:

  • Create a “pro-arts” culture in Quincy city government, incorporating the arts into economic development initiatives that will benefit all Quincy residents
  • Require any large new development projects in Quincy to dedicate one percent of the total project cost to a creative economy fund
  • Incorporate the creative economy through support for affordable live/work space for artists, galleries and other cultural offerings
  • Strengthen inclusionary zoning policies to attract artists and other creative businesses that can’t afford Boston rents
  • Bring more cultural events to Quincy to showcase the city as a great place to live and work
  • Bring back First Night Quincy
  • Support and promote our high school programs that educate students on careers in the creative economy, including culinary arts, fashion design and graphic design
  • Build partnerships with Boston area art schools to open satellites in Quincy center
  • Create a branded campaign to promote Quincy as an arts & cultural destination
  • Empower local artists, galleries, musicians, and creative professionals to promote our city
  • Create Quincy’s first public art installation event that will encourage visitors to our city
  • Engage Quincy’s young artists in painting one large scale mural in Downtown Quincy promoting our city’s rich history and diversity

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