Category: Arts & Creativity

Little Amal Walks Across Massachusetts

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Alexandra Juckno

Program Associate, Arts & Creativity

A powerful fusion of theater and public art brings together communities to raise awareness for local and global issues

August 28, 2023 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Change from the Inside Out

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SueEllen Kroll

Senior Program Officer, Arts & Creativity

What does prioritizing racial equity in an arts organization look like? A new series shares stories and reflections from Barr partners.

June 12, 2023 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Arts Engage People in Bettering the Places They Love

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Beth Francis

Guest Author · President and CEO, Essex County Community Foundation

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Emily Bronson

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

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Karen Ristuben

Guest Author · Program Director, Creative County Initiative , Essex County Community Foundation

Leaders from two Massachusetts community foundations on how arts and creativity enrich civic life.

May 02, 2023 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Jamilah Bradshaw Shares Perspective as a New Arts & Creativity Program Officer

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Jamilah Bradshaw

Program Officer, Arts & Creativity

Jamilah Bradshaw joined the Barr Foundation in July 2022, bringing experience as a social justice leader to the Foundation. In this conversation, she shares the perspectives she brings to this new role.

April 05, 2023 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Francisco Torres Shares His Perspective as a New Member of the Arts & Creativity Team

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Francisco Torres

Program Officer, Arts & Creativity

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.

January 09, 2023 | Category: Arts & Creativity

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.

October 13, 2022 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Supporting BIPOC Artists, Growing Vibrant Communities

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Leonard M. Lee

Guest Author · President and CEO, SouthCoast Community Foundation

The brilliance of individual artists propels social, economic, and physical progress in the places we love.

September 28, 2022 | Category: Arts & Creativity

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

Arts Help Communities Connect, Heal, Imagine

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Beth Francis

Guest Author · President and CEO, Essex County Community Foundation

Local partners across Massachusetts are addressing social issues.

April 28, 2022 | Category: Arts & Creativity

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?

March 15, 2022 | Category: Arts & Creativity