ARTfarm for Social Innovation

Somerville Arts Council

Funding Received: 2014
Somerville, MA
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months

ARTfarm for Social Innovation: Uniting artists, underserved communities and small business to transform a waste transfer station into a self-sustaining creative village.

Somerville, MA (population 77,000) will see a new subway station open in 2016/17, which will be transformative for a community that has not had as many public transportation options as other neighborhoods.  Converting a former 2.2 acre waste transfer site, Somerville ARTFarm for Social Innovation is a self-sustaining creative commons designed to foster community betterment. ARTFarm is a platform for locally imagined programs and solutions that harness green technology, micro and culinary entrepreneurship, art/performance, urban agriculture and community building activities to address local challenges and enrich the experience of living in Somerville.Please see our website for more information:


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Dec 18, 2015
As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, but rarely has that adage rang as true as in the case of the... Read More