Giles Li, our Senior Program Officer for Arts & Creativity, discusses his priorities at Barr, the transition from grantee to grantmaker, and the challenges facing the arts sector throughout COVID-19.
New report finds Live Arts Boston program having strong positive impacts on arts ecosystem, expanding access and visibility, particularly for artists of color.
Barr and Ford Foundations Together Commit $10 Million to Support BIPOC-Focused Arts in Massachusetts
Massachusetts named one of seven regions in Ford Foundation’s “America’s Cultural Treasures” initiative. Regional grants to be awarded in 2021.
Announcing new grant opportunity for Massachusetts artists and communities to plan and execute public art that creates more just, vibrant, and welcoming public spaces.
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.
How nonprofits and residents are confronting barriers to participation in an arts-rich region through the Arts Build Community Initiative.
In the first year of a six-year initiative, arts organizations explore three steps to confronting and embracing change.
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.
Announcing Extension of Partnership with Five Community Foundations Advancing Arts Across Massachusetts
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.
This article was originally published in the Opinion section of The Boston Globe on June 6, 2019.