Category: Arts & Creativity

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?

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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

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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

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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

Podcasting for All

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Alex Birch

Senior Manager, PRX Podcast Garage

Alex Birch, Senior Manager of the PRX Podcast Garage, discusses the rising power of this medium to build partnerships and create new models for community storytelling in Boston.

May 06, 2019 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Four Lessons from Five Years Investing to Build Capacity in Boston’s Arts Sector

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SueEllen Kroll

Program Officer, Arts & Creativity

Arts & Creativity Program Officer SueEllen Kroll shares key findings from newly-released evaluations.

April 08, 2019 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Public Art is Alive and Well in Boston Neighborhoods

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

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Cathy Edwards

Guest Author · Executive Director, New England Foundation for the Arts

After piloting the Creative City program for three years, San San Wong and Cathy Edwards share what we learned and what is next for supporting arts in the public realm.

April 03, 2019 | Category: Arts & Creativity

An Artist Walks into a Planning Agency

Reflections from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council's first Artist-in-Residence at the conclusion of her 18-month residency.

February 20, 2019 | Category: Arts & Creativity