private sector council
PS Council Member
Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, Inc.
249 A Street, Studio #14
Boston, Massachusetts 02210
James Grace is the Executive Director of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston. Previously he was the Executive Director of the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts (VLA) from 1998 until 2008, when it merged with the A&BC. Jim has experience working with artists and arts organizations in the areas of publishing law, public art, copyright, nonprofit incorporation and mergers, negotiation training, and artist live/work and nonprofit board issues. Jim was an adjunct professor for Boston University’s Masters in Arts Administration Program for over five years where he cotaught a course on Legal Issues in Arts Administration. In addition, Jim is a working author, book editor, and publishing attorney. He is the co-author of best selling The Worst Case Scenario Handbook: Golf. Jim serves on the board of Associated Grant Makers and is a founding member of the Arts Services Coalition, as well as a former founding board member of the Fort Point Cultural Coalition.