Category: Arts & Creativity
A Commitment to BIPOC Arts and Communities
Powering Cultural Futures connects and serves 15 community-rooted arts organizations. This multiyear initiative results from a collaboration between Barr, the Ford Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.
Racial Equity and Barr’s Arts & Creativity Program
Program Director San San Wong on why centering racial equity is necessary for achieving Barr’s Arts & Creativity goals.
Charting a Path Back to Live Performance
Introducing the “Roadmap for Recovery and Resilience for Theater” from the American Repertory Theater and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Seven Questions with Barr's Senior Program Officer for Arts & Creativity
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.
Building a Stronger and More Diverse Arts Sector
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.
Reimagining More Just Public Spaces
Announcing new grant opportunity for Massachusetts artists and communities to plan and execute public art that creates more just, vibrant, and welcoming public spaces.
Giles Li Appointed Senior Program Officer for Arts & Creativity
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.
Expanding Access to the Arts in Rural Berkshire County
How nonprofits and residents are confronting barriers to participation in an arts-rich region through the Arts Build Community Initiative.
Change is Constant. How Can Leaders Support Their Organizations to Adapt?
In the first year of a six-year initiative, arts organizations explore three steps to confronting and embracing change.