Category: Barr News

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Jenny Curtin Named Education Program Director

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Jenny Curtin assumes leadership of Barr’s Education Team and strategies to advance educational equity in high schools across New England.

November 10, 2022 | Category: Barr News

Barr Seeks Office Management Specialist

This new role will work across the Foundation to build operations capacity and support a well-functioning office space for Barr staff and partners.

October 11, 2022 | Category: Barr News

Barr Awards $50.3 Million in Third Quarter of 2022

New grants will catalyze artist support services across Massachusetts, environmental justice efforts in Connecticut, and the development of new high school models across New England.

September 27, 2022 | Category: Barr News

Barr Seeks Director, Initiative on Racial Wealth Equity

In this new role, the Director will support and guide both the launch and day-to-day operations of the new Racial Wealth Equity initiative, in close collaboration with local leaders.

July 14, 2022 | Category: Barr News

Barr Awards $17.2 Million in Second Quarter of 2022

New grants will support artist-led solidarity economy practices, innovative climate resilience efforts in local communities, and new research to drive educator diversity efforts in Massachusetts.

June 28, 2022 | Category: Barr News

Two Program Officers Join Barr’s Arts & Creativity Team

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

Jamilah Bradshaw and Francisco Torres will grow Barr's Arts Team as it extends and deepens its focus on racial equity.

June 23, 2022 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Dismantling Racism is Everyone’s Work

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

The murders in Buffalo are, yet again, a call to action.

May 16, 2022 | Category: From the President

Reflections on Joining Barr in an All-Remote Context

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Mary Chalifour

Associate Director of Communications

Staff members share their experiences and takeaways.

April 13, 2022 | Category: Barr News

Barr Awards $27.1 Million in First Quarter of 2022

Grants include support for a new black box theater in Boston, a campaign to amplify public transit information for Spanish-speaking riders, and support for an innovative high school redesign.

March 21, 2022 | Category: Barr News

Barr Awards $43.2 Million in Fourth Quarter of 2021

Grants include support for artist-led, community-based projects, expanded learning networks on climate resilience and community engagement, and the launch of a national leadership development program for Black professionals.

December 28, 2021 | Category: Barr News