Category: Arts & Creativity

Three New Community Foundations Join “Creative Commonwealth” Partnership – Cambridge, Greater Lowell, and MetroWest

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

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SueEllen Kroll

Senior Program Officer, Arts & Creativity

Expanded initiative now includes eight community foundations. Next three years to feature new and deepened investments, experiments, and learning to advance more equitable, vibrant, and sustainable arts and creativity in communities across Massachusetts.

November 15, 2023 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Embracing Risk and Adapting to Change During the Pandemic

How at the height of the pandemic, a Berkshire County arts organization defied the odds, expanding its services for people with disabilities.

October 03, 2023 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Little Amal Walks Across Massachusetts

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Alexandra Juckno

Former 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