Founded in 1938, Celebrity Series of Boston is one of the nation’s most highly regarded multi-disciplinary performing arts presenters. With a reputation for artistic excellence and innovative curation honed over eight decades, Celebrity Series deeply believes in the power of performing arts to enrich life experience, transform lives, and build better communities. An ArtsAmplified grant of $600,000 will support Celebrity Series as it embarks on a capital campaign to strengthen the organization, catalyze artistic innovation, and deepen community engagement. Grant activities will include increasing presentation of new artists, new art forms, and new artistic experiences; commissioning and producing large public performance projects; and investing in technology upgrades to improve the patron experience and the organization’s management systems.
“One of our opportunities—and challenges—as we evolve is to move our organizational culture forward to embrace risk taking and artistic ambition while also valuing the deep traditions that have been at our core for the past eight decades. Across all of our programming, we seek to manifest our vision that the arts are for everyone—on stages, on streets, in neighborhoods—everywhere.” –Gary Dunning, President and Executive Director