Category: Arts & Creativity
Francisco Torres Shares His Perspective as a New Member of the Arts & Creativity Team
Francisco Torres recently joined the Barr Foundation as Arts & Creativity Program Officer. A city planner by training, Francisco describes how the arts influenced his career and work in philanthropy.
Five Community-Driven Actions for Change in Arts and Culture Organizations
Cultural researcher Matthew Jenetopulos recaps a series of convenings across Massachusetts focused on turning research into action.
Supporting BIPOC Artists, Growing Vibrant Communities
The brilliance of individual artists propels social, economic, and physical progress in the places we love.
Two Program Officers Join Barr’s Arts & Creativity Team
Jamilah Bradshaw and Francisco Torres will grow Barr's Arts Team as it extends and deepens its focus on racial equity.
Arts Help Communities Connect, Heal, Imagine
Local partners across Massachusetts are addressing social issues.
MA Residents Deeply Value the Arts and Hope for Change
Post Covid-19 pandemic and America’s overdue racial reckoning, what do communities and audiences want from the arts and cultural organizations?
Filling the Well: A Podcast for Creative Changemakers
A new podcast series features stories from artists and leaders to harness creativity to shift power dynamics, avoid burn-out, and build authentic community.
Art Equity in Action
An interview with spoken-word artist, Jha D. Amazi about work she created with the support of a Live Arts Boston grant. Live Arts Boston is an initiative of the Boston Foundation and the Barr Foundation that supports performing artists, a majority of whom are artists of color.
A Commitment to BIPOC Arts and Communities
Powering Cultural Futures connects and serves 15 community-rooted arts organizations. This multiyear initiative results from a collaboration between Barr, the Ford Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.
Racial Equity and Barr’s Arts & Creativity Program
Program Director San San Wong on why centering racial equity is necessary for achieving Barr’s Arts & Creativity goals.