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

Investing in Arts Organizations as Leaders

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James E. Canales

President & Trustee

In partnership with 15 Massachusetts arts organizations, Barr launches a $30 million, six-year effort to amplify their leadership in changing communities.

May 01, 2018 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Timely New Report Shows Substantial Disparities in Energy Savings Among Massachusetts Communities

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Eugenia Gibbons

Guest Author · Programs Director, Mass Energy Consumers Alliance

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Khalida Smalls

Guest Author · Organizing Director, Community Labor United

Analysis shows that some communities are not benefitting equally from the state’s top-ranked energy efficiency programs.

April 25, 2018 | Category: Climate

How can Massachusetts Diversify its Nonprofit Leadership?

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Sean Thomas-Breitfeld

Guest Author · Co-Director, Building Movement Project

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Frances Kunreuther

Guest Author · Co-Director, Building Movement Project

A new report explores the racial leadership gap in Massachusetts’ nonprofit sector and offers recommendations to address a longstanding challenge with deep roots.

April 24, 2018 | Category: Sector Effectiveness

En Nuestro Barrio—Where the Young People Lead the Way

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Brenda Rodriguez-Andujar

Guest Author · Director of Arts and Education, Hyde Square Task Force

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

April 17, 2018 | Category: Arts & Creativity

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