Category: Arts & Creativity

Welcoming Barr's New Arts Senior Program Officer

In September, Barr hosted a reception for arts grantees to officially welcome and meet San San Wong, the foundation's first full-time Senior Program Officer for arts and culture.

November 12, 2012 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Barr Announces Awards to 15 Boston Arts Organizations That Support Young People

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

We are pleased to introduce a second cohort of Boston arts organizations to receive support from Barr and the Klarman Family Foundation under a new capacity-building grants program aimed at enhancing the artistic quality and long-term strength of organizations that support young people in achieving mastery in an art form.

October 24, 2012 | Category: Arts & Creativity

On Indigenous Leadership

What does it take to create a community that meets all the needs of its residents—a place rich in local resources that enhance health and safety, a place that provides people with a strong sense of connection to one another, and a place that celebrates life and hope through civic engagement, arts, and culture?

July 17, 2012 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Announcing Barr's New Senior Program Officer for the Arts

Melinda Marble

Guest Author · Former Deputy Director

Pat Brandes

Guest Author · Former Executive Director

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Roxbury native San San Wong as Senior Program Officer in the Arts...

June 15, 2012 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Barr Announces Awards to 15 Boston Arts Organizations Under New Grant Program

Can you imagine Boston without its vibrant cultural life? We can't, either. Yet, a difficult economy and the departure of several longtime arts funders have created a "new normal" for arts in Boston. After many conversations with arts grantees about how best to respond, Barr is taking a new approach to its arts grantmaking—providing deeper, longer-term support for cohorts of mid-sized arts organizations.

April 17, 2012 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Barr Fellow at the White House

Class of 2011 Barr Fellow Madeleine Steczynski wins National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.

November 03, 2011 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Immigrant Engagement in Public Open Space

Lauren Woody

Guest Author · Former Program Assistant

The first immigrants to arrive in Massachusetts brought with them a clear mental image of what public open space should look like and how it should be used.

December 08, 2010 | Category: Arts & Creativity