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.

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

The Arts Mean Business in Massachusetts

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

Celebrating new research demonstrating the impact of the creative economy.

March 23, 2018 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Barr Foundation Announces Creative Commonwealth Initiative

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

In partnership with five community foundations, Barr launches new $3 million initiative to strengthen arts and creativity across Massachusetts.

January 30, 2018 | 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

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