Sharpe joins mayor's Arts and Culture team

Courtney Sharpe

Courtney Sharpe has been named the Director of Cultural Planning in the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture— a new position that Mayor Walsh called “a very important step in enhancing arts and culture in the City of Boston.”

Sharpe comes to the role from the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), where she led the implementation of the Roxbury Strategic Master Plan via the PLAN: Dudley Square initiative. A graduate of Northwestern University and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, she co-chaired the inaugural Black in Design Conference in 2015 and has continued to serve as an Advisory Board member for subsequent conference planning.

“I am looking forward to building new relationships and am excited to work at the intersection of arts and planning to expand opportunities for the creative communities to thrive throughout Boston,” she said.