Category: Arts & Creativity

Our Creative Sector is Big, Booming, and at Risk

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

This article was originally published in the Viewpoint section of the Boston Business Journal on September 27, 2017.

October 17, 2017 | Category: Arts & Creativity

The Power and Potential of our Creative Economy

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Business, government, and cultural leaders champion findings of new reports detailing how much “Arts Means Business” in New England.

September 27, 2017 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Meet Barr’s New Arts & Creativity Program Officer

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SueEllen Kroll

Program Officer, Arts & Creativity

Six Questions with SueEllen Kroll.

September 12, 2017 | Category: Arts & Creativity

The Arts Mean Business

Robert Lynch, AFTA

Robert Lynch

Guest Author · President and CEO, Americans for the Arts

New report shows the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry across the country and in six Massachusetts communities.

August 08, 2017 | Category: Arts & Creativity

SueEllen Kroll Named Barr Foundation Program Officer for Arts & Creativity

National search concludes with the successful appointment of experienced grantmaker in arts, creativity, and humanities.

June 29, 2017 | Category: Arts & Creativity

New Report Proves the Creative Economy is Underpinning New England’s Growth

Cathy Edwards

Cathy Edwards

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

New England’s creative workers earn nearly $17 billion per year, but are still being affected by global trends in technology and changing consumer habits.

June 22, 2017 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Against the Tides of Change, Arts and Culture as “Placekeeping” Force

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Giles Li

Senior Program Officer, Arts & Creativity

New arts and cultural center preserves links to a community’s culturally rich past, and brings hope of an enduring place in its future.

June 09, 2017 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Investing in New Spaces for Artists and Creative Innovators

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Barr contributes $1.965 million for planning, development, and build-out of new arts-related collaborative workspaces across Massachusetts.

May 18, 2017 | Category: Arts & Creativity

A Neuroscientist Walks into a Museum…

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

How brain science is helping the Peabody Essex Museum transform its visitor experience.

March 30, 2017 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Six New England Artists Earn National Recognition

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

Barr joins funders supporting exemplary artists to take risks and create new work.

December 22, 2016 | Category: Arts & Creativity