Category: Arts & Creativity

At Packed Public Hearing, Artists and Arts Lovers Envision a More Vibrant Boston

San San Wong

E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

On a recent Saturday morning, Boston artists and arts lovers packed the Boston Public Library to share their hopes and dreams of a more vibrant arts and culture sector.

February 06, 2014 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Youth Make Voices Heard and Vision Clear Through The Arts

Lauren Woody

Guest Author · Former Program Assistant

As the mayoral race in Boston heats up, there have been plenty of forums to hear from candidates.

October 02, 2013 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Barr Grantees Setting Tables for Robust Civic Engagement

Boston's mayoral race has ignited a vigorous debate about the city and its future.

September 27, 2013 | 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

San San Wong

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

Announcing Barr's New Senior Program Officer for the Arts

Stefan Lanfer

Stefan Lanfer

Director of Communications

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