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

Fellowship Opportunity for New England’s Creative Changemakers

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Sunny Widmann

Guest Author · Director, National Arts Strategies

National Arts Strategies seeks applications through April 22nd from creative leaders driving positive change in their communities.

April 11, 2018 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Partners Join to Create a Waterfront Where All People Feel Welcome

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Program Officer and Manager of Special Projects

Nonprofits unite under shared vision for the Boston waterfront.

April 05, 2018 | Category: Special Initiatives

Uncharted Territory: Where an Arts Organization Dares to Go (But Dollars Can be Difficult to Find)

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Evelyn Francis

Guest Author · Acting Artistic Director, The Theater Offensive

First in a new series featuring stories from Greater Boston arts organizations that received special funding to pursue an artistic risk.

April 03, 2018 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Barr E-Newsletter Archive

Learn more about Barr's grantmaking, partnerships, and community efforts with our e-newsletter archive.

March 30, 2018 | Category: Newsletter Archive

Barr Awards $24 Million in First Quarter of 2018

New grants include support to design innovative school models, develop regional approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and build understanding to spark positive change in the diversity of nonprofit leadership.

March 27, 2018 | Category: Barr News

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

Board Time: Three Keys to Strategic Engagement

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Jim Canales contributes to a new blog series on effective foundation governance.

March 14, 2018 | Category: Sector Effectiveness

With More Control, Communities Choose Clean Energy

Darlene Lombos, the Executive Director of Community Labor United and Class of 2017 Barr Fellow, makes the case for Community Choice Energy as a tool for empowering communities and meeting climate goals.

March 13, 2018 | Category: Climate

The Transportation Dividend

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

New study quantifies the significant economic and quality-of-life benefits Greater Boston and Massachusetts enjoy thanks to investments in transportation.

March 06, 2018 | Category: Climate

10 Foundation Presidents Urge Preservation of Vital Federal Investments in Communities

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

ArtPlace America and its foundation partners respond to the President’s 2019 Federal Budget Request that proposes cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts, among other federal agencies.

February 27, 2018 | Category: Arts & Creativity