A message from Nicole Agois about our move:
On August 31 we said goodbye to our home at the NonProfit Center in Boston. This incredible place hosted our office and Open Door Gallery in Boston for 13 years, and offered a nurturing space for our team and community to do great things together. When we moved into this space, I was expecting my now 13-year-old son and just as I can’t believe how grown he is now, I’m amazed by all we have gone through and grown through together as an organization in these 13 years. We worked with so many amazing people during this time: Charlie, Ena, Kati, Willa, Jon, Aysha, Marian, Ali, Mia, and countless teaching artists, fellows and interns. We exhibited the art of talented artists, whose work it was a privilege to be surrounded by on a daily basis. We connected with so many incredible community builders, change makers, artists, generous funders, and brilliant educators between these walls. We went through many transitions, a name change, and a pandemic. And now, 13 years later, it’s time to say goodbye to this magical place.
But with every end there is a new beginning, and it’s with incredible excitement that I announce that Open Door Arts is now a space partner at theCultural Equity Incubator, a collective action shared workspace designed by and for arts and culture leaders committed to intersectional racial equity and creative justice. The CEI is a paradigm shift in creative collaboration, space making, resource sharing and community care. Located in the Fort Point area in Boston, CEI core partner organizations include: Abilities Dance Boston, Art in the Antilles, Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, Arts Connect International, Danza Orgánica, Digital Soup, Dunamis, MASSCreative, Midday Movement Series, The Flavor Continues, and StageSource.
The Cultural Equity Incubator is located at:
15 Channel Center Street, Suite 103
Boston, MA 02210
You may be wondering what this means for our Open Door Gallery in Boston. We’re glad to share that the Cultural Equity Incubator hosts a gallery, in which we are excited about the opportunity to co-curate exhibits with our partners. In addition, our Open Door Gallery at the Worcester Art Museum will be reopening shortly as well (more information on that to come soon).
We’re thrilled to start this new chapter alongside organizations that we deeply admire and with whom we look forward to working collaboratively toward a more inclusive and just arts and culture community. And we look forward to welcoming you into our new home!
Nicole and the ODA team