Stable Ground Boston Events

Stable Ground, in partnership with Violence Transformed, hosts a unique artist in residency program. Central to this program are three artist residencies that create opportunities for visual and performing artists to further develop their socially-engaged artistic practice and serve as a uniquely powerful means to engage in a thoughtful, facilitated dialogue with community members about the personal and often traumatic impact that housing insecurity has on Boston’s residents. We are honored to be working with three award winning artists Ngoc-Tran Vu, L’Merchie Frazer and Anna Meyer.  Each of these artists is deeply committed to a variety of social issues linked to chronic housing insecurity.

During the spring and summer of 2018, these artists and our project partners will be working together to produce a series of events, panels, gatherings, public talks and exhibitions:

Current & Upcoming

Invisible: Imprints of Racism

May 30, 4:30 PM

Dance Complex (Studio #3)
536 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
RSVP to / 617-513-9314

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Anna Meyer, Stable Ground Artist-In-Residence invites you to attend this special event in anticipation of a summer tour by Anna and her company.

Recent Events

UPRISE: Celebrating 45 Years of Resistance

May 19, 6-9 PM
284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain

Artist L’Merchie Frazier will be working with City Life/Viva Urbana during their 45th anniversary celebration event.




Dorchester Not for Sale Community Dinner & Forum

May 16, 6-8 PM
Vietnamese American Community Center
42 Charles Street, Dorchester
Poster in Cape Verdean Creole / Poster in Vietnamese
Poster in English

Community Planning by and for the Community! Join us to make sure we have a say in the future of our neighborhood! What do YOU think new housing should look like in Dorchester? What is affordable housing to YOU?

Rise Up! Dorchester Residents Share Their Stories

May 11, 6:30-9:30 PM
Homestead Bakery

Dorchester is undergoing a lot of changes and its people should be at the heart of it all. Our stories and our neighborhood matter -- and we want to hear from you! Join us to hear critical narratives on the themes of home and displacement while building community with one another.

Stable Ground’s goal is to address the complex relationship among chronic housing insecurity, its psychologically traumatic impact, and municipal housing policy through participatory community-based art and culture programming that is structured to inform the work of the City of Boston Office of Housing Stability. Stable Ground is a collaboration among four organizations. The NuLawLab  at Northeastern University School of Law, engages arts-based disciplines to create new models of legal empowerment. The Office of Housing Stability creates new programs and policies to support the creation, maintenance and preservation of secure and affordable housing. Violence Transformed sponsors an annual array of community-based visual and performing artistic events and  fosters creative action to overcome violence via a diverse array of workshops that extend trauma- informed training to community-based groups. The Domestic Violence Institute , at Northeastern University School of Law, provides focused community education with the goal of helping people break the cycle of violence. Stable Ground has been funded by The Kresge Foundation.

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