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the Dwelling

The Dwelling provides art education, creative space, and job training to turn art into a viable career.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Education
  • Location Boston, MA, USA
  • Currency USD

Company Summary

The Dwelling is a third-space for artists and youth to make art, share ideas, and spark open dialogue in urban communities through an art truck, innovative pop-up galleries, and a cafe-studio space. The Dwelling strives to prove creativity is a viable career path by bringing art to the community. Established artists and youth artists will co-curate shows in pop-up galleries and youth will learn entrepreneurial skill sets by running a café.


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    Matthew A. Dickey
    Creative Director

    Matthew Dickey has a Master of Science in Arts Administration from Boston University, where he studied approaches to making art a viable business. He is a firm believe that art can be a vehicle for social change.

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    Elvis Lieban
    Director of Resource Development

    Elvis is a first year MBA student at Babson College, studying marketing and entrepreneurism. Elvis believes that it is time to change how businesses are run by using entrepreneurial creativity to drive social and cultural change. As a musician, Elvis has first-hand experience with the benefits of community organizations and looks to use entrepreneurial problem solving to enhance communities.

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    Amelia Burkett
    Director of Community Engagement

    Amelia is a second-year student at Harvard Law School and a former public relations professional. At HLS, Amelia has studied the law of business corporations and nonprofit formation and is pursuing opportunities with the clinical program. Amelia graduated with a degree in art history and political science from UC Davis. She believes that art and social policy can reflect and shape one another and strengthen communities.