Posts by E. San San Wong

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E. San San Wong directs Barr’s Arts & Creativity portfolio. She currently serves on the board of Grantmakers in the Arts, a national leadership and service organization that supports the growth of arts and culture.

Two Program Officers Join Barr’s Arts & Creativity Team

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

Jamilah Bradshaw and Francisco Torres will grow Barr's Arts Team as it extends and deepens its focus on racial equity.

June 23, 2022 | Category: Arts & Creativity

A Commitment to BIPOC Arts and Communities

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

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Giles Li

Guest Author · Senior Program Officer, Arts & Creativity

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.

October 20, 2021 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Racial Equity and Barr’s Arts & Creativity Program

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

Program Director San San Wong on why centering racial equity is necessary for achieving Barr’s Arts & Creativity goals.

June 10, 2021 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Building a Stronger and More Diverse Arts Sector

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

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Eva Rosenberg

Guest Author · Interim Director of Arts & Culture, The Boston Foundation

New report finds Live Arts Boston program having strong positive impacts on arts ecosystem, expanding access and visibility, particularly for artists of color.

October 27, 2020 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Barr and Ford Foundations Together Commit $10 Million to Support BIPOC-Focused Arts in Massachusetts

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Massachusetts named one of seven regions in Ford Foundation’s “America’s Cultural Treasures” initiative. Regional grants to be awarded in 2021.

September 24, 2020 | Category: Barr News

Announcing Extension of Partnership with Five Community Foundations Advancing Arts Across Massachusetts

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Next three years will focus on implementing ambitious plans and expanding successful early efforts, with $5 million in new support from Barr, and partners’ commitments to collectively raise more than $1 million in new local arts philanthropy.

September 25, 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

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

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

Introducing Barr's ArtsAmplified Initiative

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

A $30 million, six-year effort focused on powerful art and bold leadership by Massachusetts arts organizations to create more vibrant communities.

May 01, 2018 | Category: Arts & Creativity