Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced in a statement Tuesday the three artists selected for the city’s first artist-in-residence program (Boston AIR).
“Boston AIR is just one of the many ways we’re working to invigorate Boston’s cultural scene and support local artists whose innovation and creativity can benefit the people of Boston,’’ Walsh said in the statement.
The project, largely funded by an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, awards each artist $20,000 in stipends for six-month residencies, according to the statement. Each artist’s proposal develops creative approaches that can be incorporated into the work of a city department.
Frazier will be partnering with the Commission on Women’s Advancement to create quilt and poetry installations across the city with women recovering from substance abuse, and to provide a “safe space for community conversations.’’
Friedman will work with The Neighborhood Development and Parks and Recreation Department on a large installation that “projects video of natural elements on to existing architecture.’’
Musician Pong Liu will partner with the Boston Police Department to experiment with how music can support healing regarding gun violence and race between the police and community members.