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Opening Our Doors is on October 10, 2022

Festival map + schedule will be released on October 3rd! 

Welcome to

The Fenway Alliance

A consortium of 22 nationally and internationally renowned cultural and academic institutions located in
the Fenway.

Check out the Fenway Alliance’s Latest E-newsletter: 

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About Us

The Fenway Alliance is a consortium of 22 nationally and internationally renowned cultural and academic institutions located in the Fenway. It defines the best of arts, culture, education, and research in Boston - and beyond.

Together with our institutional members, corporate partners, and community organizations we create innovative and relevant programming that supports local artists and entrepreneurs while allowing improved access to the unique offerings of the Fenway to the greater public.

 

20th Anniversary Video

Opening Our Doors

October 9, 2021

Please enjoy this 20th anniversary video of the Opening Our Doors day - October 9, 2021. Thanks to all our performers, participants, Fenway Alliance member institutions, Fenway Alliance corporate partners, and the whole community that makes this free day of art + culture in the Fenway Cultural District possible.

20th Anniversary Video

INTERVIEWS: Opening Our Doors

October 9, 2021

A longer video which includes interviews with some of our long-time performer participants in Opening Our Doors including Grooversity, Zili Misik, and 4Star Dance Studio. 

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Our Mission

The Fenway Alliance, a consortium of 22 nationally and internationally renowned cultural and academic institutions located in the Fenway, defines the best of arts, culture, education, and research in Boston and beyond.  We come together as one entity to create and sustain the Fenway Cultural District, and to provide the highest quality intellectual, social and cultural opportunities for individuals and families throughout the region.  

 

Our collective goal is to enhance the District, creating a 5-mile area in the City of Boston that remains and grows in its uniquely rich academic and cultural offerings, and its beautiful parklands and green spaces.

 

Current Initiatives

The Fenway Alliance is a founding member of the MMOC - the Maintenance and Management Oversight Committee of the Muddy River Restoration project, now in Phase 2.

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Since spring of 2020, Fenway Cares has been a collaborative, community-driven effort, formed to provide support and resources to Fenway residents in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Fenway Alliance has expanded the focus of our email newsletter and social media presence to feature Black Artists more prominently and consistently alongside news and updates from our member institutions and community partners. This effort is one small step we make in support of a broader citywide effort to create greater justice and equity in Boston’s arts community and the City at large.

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Upcoming Events

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Saturday, July 9, Rain Date July 10, 2022. 

Porchfest is an afternoon of free music performed outside of people’s homes and in other public spaces. Over 100 cities across the country hold Porchfests. We held the first ever Fenway Porchfest on Saturday, June 16th, 2018.  All musicians, professionals, amateurs, and everything in between, perform at locations throughout the Fenway.

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All free, all access to Boston’s art + cultural HUB. Performances, activations, art, music, dance, crafts, spoken word – interactive + participatory. Now in its 21st year, Opening Our Doors is Boston’s longest running & largest day of free cultural experiences! Opening Our Doors 2022 is on October 10th! 

Theodore Lansmark

This year we are honoring Theodore "Ted” Landsmark, Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs; Director, Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University. Venue and Date TBA.

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