Community Integration

We recognize the importance of belonging.

Gateway Arts is dedicated to strengthening the connections with and integration of our artists to their community, to Brookline Village, the greater Boston area and the local, national, and international art world.

Actions and Interactions Studio meets weekly to explore and engage in our surrounding Brookline neighborhood.  Artists use a touchscreen to create their own maps of Brookline, Brookline Village or particular walks or trips.  Artists visit local galleries and non-traditional art spaces close to Gateway and practice social skills.

Employment Related Studio Trips Gateway artists participate in gallery visits, museum visits and tours, studio visits and demonstrations, drawing from observation in a community setting, and exploring our neighborhood to find inspiration to bring to their work at Gateway.

Visiting Artists and Studio Visits Working artists visit Gateway or welcome Gateway artists to their studio spaces to facilitate professional development.   Discussion of techniques, processes and studio practices with working artists enables further career enhancement.

Sarah Kershaw, Community Integration Coordinator