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2019 Power 50: Nick Capasso

Nick Capasso Director Fitchburg Art Museum Residence: Acton Colleges: Clark University, Rutgers University
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Capasso has leveraged his position leading a respected cultural institution in a long-struggling city to push for a new type of redevelopment centered around his passion: art. His crowning achievement is nearing reality in the next year or two; the Fitchburg Arts Community will feature 62 units of affordable live/work space for artists in three historical buildings adjacent to the Fitchburg Arts Museum, in one of the city’s most diverse and economically challenged neighborhoods.

Having created partnerships with organizations like the city, Fitchburg Public Schools, Fitchburg State University, NewVue Communities, CENTRO and the Spanish American Center, Capasso plays an important role in other developments key to Fitchburg’s revitalization plan, including bringing FSU downtown and reopening City Hall.

Where is the Central Mass. community headed? With our work on multiple economic and community development projects in Fitchburg, we hope to soon join Worcester as a city enjoying a true renaissance.

He likes art: For more than two decades, I have been a leading advocate for public art in Boston, through my work with the Urban Arts Institute, the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, and Now + There, a young but fierce nonprofit realizing cutting-edge projects in urban spaces.

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