Category: Arts & Creativity

Building a Stronger and More Diverse Arts Sector

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

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Eva Rosenberg

Guest Author · Interim Director of Arts & Culture, The Boston Foundation

New report finds Live Arts Boston program having strong positive impacts on arts ecosystem, expanding access and visibility, particularly for artists of color.

October 27, 2020 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Barr and Ford Foundations Together Commit $10 Million to Support BIPOC-Focused Arts in Massachusetts

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Massachusetts named one of seven regions in Ford Foundation’s “America’s Cultural Treasures” initiative. Regional grants to be awarded in 2021.

September 24, 2020 | Category: Barr News

Reimagining More Just Public Spaces

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Kim Szeto

Guest Author · Program Director, Public Art, New England Foundation for the Arts

Announcing new grant opportunity for Massachusetts artists and communities to plan and execute public art that creates more just, vibrant, and welcoming public spaces.

September 10, 2020 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Giles Li Appointed Senior Program Officer for Arts & Creativity

With decades of nonprofit experience and deep roots in community, Li will focus on helping the arts field adapt and thrive amidst change, and bringing the power of arts & creativity to other sectors.

November 26, 2019 | Category: Barr News

Expanding Access to the Arts in Rural Berkshire County

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Emily Bronson

Guest Author · Senior Community Engagement Officer, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

How nonprofits and residents are confronting barriers to participation in an arts-rich region through the Arts Build Community Initiative.

November 06, 2019 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Change is Constant. How Can Leaders Support Their Organizations to Adapt?

Alexandra Juckno

Alexandra Juckno

Program Assistant, Arts & Creativity

In the first year of a six-year initiative, arts organizations explore three steps to confronting and embracing change.

October 24, 2019 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Elevating the Arts in the South Coast of Massachusetts

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Rayana Grace

Guest Author · Arts & Culture Program Manager, Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

As Creative Commonwealth Initiative enters new phase, Rayana Grace and John Vasconcellos of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts reflect on the new artists, work, and partnerships that celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the South Coast.

October 10, 2019 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Announcing Extension of Partnership with Five Community Foundations Advancing Arts Across Massachusetts

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Next three years will focus on implementing ambitious plans and expanding successful early efforts, with $5 million in new support from Barr, and partners’ commitments to collectively raise more than $1 million in new local arts philanthropy.

September 25, 2019 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Boston Needs to Invest in a New Generation of Artists

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

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Paul Grogan

President and CEO, The Boston Foundation

This article was originally published in the Opinion section of The Boston Globe on June 6, 2019.

June 10, 2019 | Category: From the President

A Renaissance for Creativity in Essex County

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Karen Ristuben

Program Director, Creative County Initiative , Essex County Community Foundation

Progress, projects, and early lessons from Essex County Community Foundation, two years in to its Creative County Initiative.

June 05, 2019 | Category: Arts & Creativity