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

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

What We’re Learning from a Regional Approach

Roger Nozaki

Roger Nozaki

Vice President, Barr Foundation

For years, Barr worked primarily in Boston. Since 2014, we have been evolving towards a regional approach. Some reflections on progress, challenges, and what we’ve been learning.

August 03, 2017 | Category: Barr News

Barr Announces Request for Proposals as Part of Waterfront Initiative

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Foundation issues RFP to support constituency-building for a great public realm along Boston’s waterfront.

August 01, 2017 | Category: Special Initiatives

Barr Announces Director of Learning and Evaluation

Yvonne Belanger to lead Foundation’s efforts to evaluate and learn from its investments.

July 27, 2017 | Category: Barr News

Area Leaders Join Effort to Link Boston Neighborhoods and Job Centers with Bus Rapid Transit

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

Rick Dimino

Richard A. Dimino

Guest Author · President & CEO, A Better City

Barr Climate Program Co-Director Mary Skelton Roberts interviews State Representative Russell Holmes and A Better City CEO Rick Dimino, members of a newly-formed advisory committee for BostonBRT.

July 13, 2017 | Category: Climate

New Senior Program Officer to Join Barr’s Education Team

Kate Dobin to lead Foundation’s efforts focused on expanding access to K–12 quality in Boston.

July 05, 2017 | Category: Education

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

Introducing the 2017 Barr Fellows

Twelve recognized for their leadership and impact within the Greater Boston community.

June 28, 2017 | Category: Cross-Program Initiatives

Barr Announces First Cohort of Partners in $30-Million “Engage New England: Doing High School Differently” Initiative

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

Nine organizations from Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine receive planning grants to advance greater success for all students.

June 27, 2017 | Category: Education

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