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Massachusetts Development Finance Agency

To support art-based strategies and investments in Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) Districts.

  • Award Date: 12/8/2021
  • Amount: $2,600,000
  • Term: 24 months
  • Program: Arts & Creativity

New Venture Fund

To support Culture and Creativity Powering Community Change, an initiative of a funder collaborative of Barr, Kresge, and William Penn foundations.

  • Award Date: 12/8/2021
  • Amount: $4,000,000
  • Term: 36 months
  • Program: Arts & Creativity

Beyond Walls, Inc.

To support general operations and implementation of strategic growth plan.

  • Award Date: 10/26/2021
  • Amount: $625,000
  • Term: 36 months
  • Program: Arts & Creativity

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation, Inc.

To support the Assets for Artists program's strategic planning and artist training workshops.

  • Award Date: 10/26/2021
  • Amount: $150,000
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Arts & Creativity

Essex County Community Foundation, Inc.

To hire a consultant and augment staff support to build internal capacity to learn, reflect, assess, and transform the organization to center racial equity in the culture and work of the organization.

  • Award Date: 9/29/2021
  • Amount: $110,000
  • Term: 10 months
  • Program: Arts & Creativity

NewVue Communities, Inc.

To support development of the Fitchburg Arts Community, an artist-preference affordable housing complex.

  • Award Date: 9/29/2021
  • Amount: $850,000
  • Term: 27 months
  • Program: Arts & Creativity

Technical Development Corporation

To provide supplemental funds to the Barr-Klarman Massachusetts Arts Initiative cohort.

  • Award Date: 9/29/2021
  • Amount: $750,000
  • Term: 24 months
  • Program: Arts & Creativity

A Far Cry, Inc.

To support participation in Years 4-6 of the Barr Klarman Massachusetts Arts Initiative.

  • Award Date: 8/31/2021
  • Amount: $147,500
  • Term: 36 months
  • Program: Arts & Creativity

Arts Connect International, Inc.

To support the Cultural Equity Incubator.

  • Award Date: 8/31/2021
  • Amount: $460,000
  • Term: 24 months
  • Program: Arts & Creativity

Barrington Stage Company, Inc.

To support participation in Years 4-6 of the Barr Klarman Massachusetts Arts Initiative.

  • Award Date: 8/31/2021
  • Amount: $270,125
  • Term: 36 months
  • Program: Arts & Creativity