Hear from staff and partners about aspirations, accomplishments, and lessons learned along the way.

Barr Awards $27.1 Million in First Quarter of 2022

Grants include support for a new black box theater in Boston, a campaign to amplify public transit information for Spanish-speaking riders, and support for an innovative high school redesign.

March 21, 2022 | Category: Barr News

MA Residents Deeply Value the Arts and Hope for Change

Post Covid-19 pandemic and America’s overdue racial reckoning, what do communities and audiences want from the arts and cultural organizations?

March 15, 2022 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Transformative Schools Require Transformative Leaders

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Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

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Elina Alayeva

Guest Author · Executive Director, Springpoint

New fellowship for aspiring school leaders who seek to reimagine high school.

March 10, 2022 | Category: Education

Filling the Well: A Podcast for Creative Changemakers

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SueEllen Kroll

Senior Program Officer, Arts & Creativity

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Torrie Allen

Guest Author · President & CEO, Arts Midwest

A new podcast series features stories from artists and leaders to harness creativity to shift power dynamics, avoid burn-out, and build authentic community.

March 03, 2022 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Fair Transit Fares for an Equitable and Climate-Friendly Future

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Najah Casimir

Program Officer, Mobility

As more fare-free and affordable transit initiatives are implemented across the state, voters support shifting the burden of transportation costs away from individuals to systems.

February 14, 2022 | Category: Climate

Barr Seeks Arts & Creativity Program Officer

Join a dedicated team advancing the capacity, resilience, and support for the arts and creative expression in Massachusetts.

February 11, 2022 | Category: Arts & Creativity

How CultureHouse is Reclaiming Main Streets to Build Resilient Communities

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Aaron Greiner

Guest Author · Executive Director, CultureHouse

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Emily Cooper

Guest Author · Community Activist, Writer, Musician, Artist

The impact of a walkable, pop-up space in one Massachusetts community.

February 08, 2022 | Category: Climate

Connecticut Voters are Ready for Bold Action on Climate and Clean Energy

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Mariella Puerto

Director of Climate

Recent poll shows widespread support for renewable energy sources and opportunities for greater education.

January 26, 2022 | Category: Climate

Boston Voters Value the Waterfront — And are Ready for the City to Help it to Change

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Jill Valdés Horwood

Director, Boston Waterfront Initiative

Responses to a recent voter poll provide a roadmap for how to maximize the benefits of the waterfront for everyone in Boston.

January 20, 2022 | Category: Boston Waterfront

Five Mobility Bright Spots to Build on in 2022

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Lisa Jacobson

Senior Program Officer, Mobility

We’ve been through a lot in the last 22 months. Are we less afraid of change?

January 12, 2022 | Category: Climate