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

One Risk That Led to Another

The final installment in a series of seven profiles featuring stories from Greater Boston arts organizations that received special funding to pursue an artistic risk.

February 12, 2019 | Category: Arts & Creativity

A Risk that Expanded the Boundaries of Excellence

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Maure Aronson

Executive Director, World Music/CRASHarts

Sixth in a new series featuring stories from Greater Boston arts organizations that received special funding to pursue an artistic risk.

January 22, 2019 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Announcing the Barr-Klarman Massachusetts Arts Initiative

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

A $25 million investment over six years in 29 Massachusetts arts organizations to strengthen financial health and capacity to adapt to change.

October 03, 2018 | Category: Arts & Creativity

An Unusual Proposition – Artists Invited to Advise a Museum

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Jill Medvedow

Guest Author · Ellen Matilda Poss Director , The Institute of Contemporary Art

Fifth in a new series featuring stories from Greater Boston arts organizations that received special funding to pursue an artistic risk.

August 28, 2018 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Community Foundations Launch Regional Arts Initiatives

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

Six months into the Barr Foundation’s Creative Commonwealth Initiative, our partners are creating change across Massachusetts. Here are some highlights on progress, milestones, and impacts of their promising early efforts.

August 02, 2018 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Twenty-Five New England Leaders Named Creative Community Fellows

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Sunny Widmann

Guest Author · Director, National Arts Strategies

New England has many talented artists and creative leaders whose work enlivens our communities and helps address social challenges. The Creative Community Fellows program creates a network of such leaders to foster collaboration, strengthen each other’s work, and deepen their impact.

June 21, 2018 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Young Minds Open to the Sounds of Their City

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Nick Tetrault

Guest Author · Music Clubhouse Director, West End House Boys and Girls Club

Fourth in a new series featuring stories from Greater Boston arts organizations that received special funding to pursue an artistic risk.

May 15, 2018 | Category: Arts & Creativity