Category: Barr News

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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

Barr Foundation Seeks Education Program Associate

The associate will focus on Barr's efforts to put success within reach of all students across New England.

May 26, 2022 | Category: Job Openings

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

Acting 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

The Real Work Persists

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

In this year-end blog post, Jim Canales reflects on 2021 and previews Barr’s plans for the year ahead.

December 15, 2021 | Category: From the President

Barr Awards $30.9 Million in Third Quarter of 2021

Grants include support for artist-led movements for spatial justice, a community-driven air justice campaign, and a partnership with civil rights and education organizations working together to address educational disparities.

October 04, 2021 | Category: Barr News

The Human Factor

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Jim Canales reflects on recent staffing additions and changes in support of Barr’s mission of service

September 30, 2021 | Category: Barr News