Thank you all for participating in the Mass Cultural Council Institute – Unleashing the Power of Culture - on March 17th. Five hundred of you came from cities and towns across the state to meet your colleagues, learn from others and understand your importance as an economic driver in your communities. What incredible energy you brought with you and we here at the Mass Cultural Council are so inspired by the work that you are doing day in and day out to weave the Power of Culture into the fabric of your communities. Thank You!


avatar for Jennifer Erickson

Jennifer Erickson

Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Manager, Arts & Culture
Jennifer Erickson
Jennifer Erickson has worked at MAPC, the regional planning agency serving Metropolitan Boston, since 2009. She leads MAPC’s Arts & Culture Division and specializes in community planning, visioning and strategy development with expertise in creative community development and cultural planning. As Arts & Culture Manager, she leads a team of cultural planning, creative placemaking, and public art experts that is engaging in research, planning, and policy work to facilitate a more vibrant, livable, and inclusive metropolitan Boston region.

Prior to establishing the Division, she managed MAPC’s Technical Assistance Program and served as a regional planner in the Land Use Department, where she staffed over 20 interdisciplinary municipal and regional planning projects in the areas of community visioning, neighborhood planning, housing, economic development, transit-oriented development, and arts and culture. Her planning work been recognized with awards from the American Planning Association (APA) Massachusetts Chapter. In addition to being a planner, she is also a ceramic artist.