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Jacob's Pillow

Becket, Massachusetts

Jacob’s Pillow is an influential dance center, school, and performance space in Massachusetts’ Berkshires region, and home to America’s longest-running international dance festival. Jacob’s Pillow strives to support the creation, presentation, education, and preservation of dance, and to engage and deepen public appreciation and support for the art form. An ArtsAmplified grant of $1.1 million will help Jacob’s Pillow implement Vision ’22: a five-year plan to become a year-round, global center for dance, while strengthening connections with neighbors and upgrading campus facilities. To advance this plan, Jacob’s Pillow will launch the Pillow Lab (a center for dance research and development), boost educational programs and partnerships, and renovate its main theater for safety and access.

“Historically, we have focused our attention nationally and internationally. In this next evolution, we’re looking at the conditions in Berkshire County and asking ourselves: What sort of neighbor and citizen do we want to be?”
– Pamela Tatge, Director