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Cultural Investment Portfolio

Funding List

Fiscal Year 2019 Total: $5,143,900


Organization City/Town Grant
826 Boston Boston $3,000

to support youth writing and publishing programs that empower traditionally underserved students to find their voices, tell their stories, and gain communication skills to succeed.

A Far Cry Boston $3,000

to increase the public’s understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of classical music by presenting chamber orchestra concerts.

Assabet Valley Mastersingers Boylston $3,000

to enrich the quality of life for the people of the Assabet River Valley through the use of personal, expressive vocal music.

Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative Pittsfield $3,000

to position the film and media production industry as an essential creative economic force in western Massachusetts.

Berkshire Playwrights Lab Great Barrington $3,000

to encourage, develop and present new plays and to provide emerging and established writers with a professional and creative environment.

Berkshire Pulse Great Barrington $3,000

to build and strengthen community life through diverse and accessible programming in performing, movement and creative arts.

Boston Book Festival Cambridge $3,000

to celebrate the power of words, Boston Book Festival presents year-round events culminating in an annual festival.

BSA Foundation Boston $3,000

to enhance public understanding of the built environment and the processes that shape it.

Buttonwood Park Zoo New Bedford $3,000

to be a significant contributor to the conservation of nature, focusing on conservation and nature education programming and exhibits.

Cambridge Symphony Orchestra Cambridge $3,000

to harness the power of music to forge lasting relationships with the community by creating outstanding musical programming and expanding the community’s access to it.

Community Art Center Cambridge $3,000

to cultivate an engaged community of youth whose powerful artistic voices transform their lives, their neighborhoods, and their worlds.

Design Museum Boston Boston $3,000

to bring the transformative power of design everywhere, and to inspire a world full of creative problem solvers by producing inspiring exhibitions and events.

Grow Native Massachusetts Waltham $3,000

to inspire people to action across the Commonwealth, on behalf of native plants and the diversity of life they support.

Heritage Museums & Gardens Sandwich $3,000

to celebrate American culture and inspire people through excellence in horticulture, garden design, outdoor discovery and the exhibition of great collections.

Hopkinton Center for the Arts Hopkinton $3,000

to engage the greater MetroWest community in the exploration, enjoyment, and support of the arts through multidisciplinary programming.

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Boston $3,000

to inspire public service, civic responsibility, civil rights, scientific discovery, and creative cultural pursuits by preserving and promoting the legacy of President John F. Kennedy.

Nantucket Historical Association Nantucket $3,000

to tell the inspiring stories of Nantucket through its collections, programs, and properties.

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center New Bedford $3,000

to educate the public about the history and culture of New Bedford’s commercial fishing industry and to document that culture and history for future generations.

New Bedford Symphony Orchestra Association New Bedford $3,000

to enrich lives through the transforming power of great music.

Newburyport Choral Society Newburyport $3,000

to perform outstanding choral music for the education and cultural enrichment of local communities in the Greater Newburyport area.

Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras Manchester-by-the-Sea $3,000

to provide young musicians with exceptional ensemble training and opportunities for personal growth through musical performance and community service.

Now + There Boston $3,000

to deliver thought-provoking, public art projects that advance new definitions of public art, and acculturate Boston to the cultural, social and economic benefits of art.

OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center Boston $3,000

to utilize culturally relevant and innovative dance and theater programs to promote self-esteem, civic responsibility, and physical fitness among girls and boys between the ages of 2 and 18.

Special Needs Arts Programs Lexington $3,000

to provide people with disabilities opportunities that celebrate each person’s unique abilities through the arts.

The Coalition for Buzzards Bay New Bedford $3,000

to promote restoration, protection, and sustainable use and enjoyment of Buzzards Bay.

The Concord Chorus Concord $3,000

to offer audiences high-quality performances of choral masterworks from diverse periods, while fostering the musicianship of members.

The Falmouth Chorale Falmouth $3,000

to communicate with passion the marvelous and varied choral music created over the centuries.

Transformative Culture Project Boston $3,000

to increase access to opportunities, education and employment in the creative fields for urban youth, artists of color and entrepreneurs from underserved but culturally rich neighborhoods.

Worcester Historical Museum Worcester $3,000

to share the stories of community by collecting, interpreting and preserving the artifacts and documents of the history of the city of Worcester and all its people.

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Organization City/Town Grant
1794 Meetinghouse New Salem $4,000

to restore and preserve the 1794 Meetinghouse as a performing arts center and produce cultural programs that engage, entertain, and educate people of all ages in the North Quabbin region.

Academy Playhouse Orleans $7,900

to enrich the life of the Cape Cod community through arts education and the performing arts.

Acme Theater Productions Maynard $4,000

to offer high quality theater in a fun and nurturing atmosphere, welcoming all ages, talents, and abilities to enjoy being part of a focused community to try new aspects of theater involvement, from acting and directing to design and production support.

Actors’ Shakespeare Project Somerville $17,200

to explore the stories, relationships and language of Shakespeare & other great playwrights through professional productions, youth programs, and education projects in neighborhoods throughout the Boston area.

Agni Review Boston $4,000

to nurture a vital cultural conversation by publishing a twice-yearly print magazine and twice-monthly web magazine that test the edges of contemporary literature; searching for and supporting emerging writers across a full spectrum of identities; fosteri

All Newton Music School Newton $14,700

to provide high quality instruction in musical arts, and to present programs of cultural interest, without regard to age, background, musical ability, or financial status.

American Antiquarian Society Worcester $40,100

to collect, preserve, and make available for use the printed and manuscript materials that record the history of the first 250 years of the United States.

American Repertory Theater Company Cambridge $57,000

to produce or present groundbreaking theatrical experiences in its Cambridge, MA home venues – the Loeb Drama Center and OBERON – and to engage broad and diverse audiences in its work.

Andover Historical Society Andover $4,900

to gather, preserve, and share artifacts and archival documents that document the history of Andover.

Angkor Dance Troupe Lowell $4,000

to preserve and develop Cambodian traditional performing arts by providing in-depth arts training for young people, particularly at-risk Cambodian American youth; and to provide a safe and caring place for out-of-school time.

Apollinaire Theatre Company Chelsea $4,600

to produce innovative theatre works and to create a home for the arts in Chelsea, MA offering high-quality training and production opportunities for local youth and adults.

Artists for Humanity Boston $27,100

to bridge the city’s economic, racial, and social divisions and to restore the neighborhoods at the grassroots level; and to use art and the creative process to join the future of young people to the business community.

Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston Boston $7,600

to strengthen Greater Boston’s creative economy by providing artists, creative entrepreneurs and cultural organizations the resources they need to thrive by providing quality direct legal and business services and ongoing educational programs to the creat

Arts Are Essential Acton $4,000

to collaborate with educators and artists to bring arts experiences that enrich, educate, and enlighten students of all ages and abilities while inspiring creativity and imagination.

Arts Extension Institute Amherst $5,500

to develop the arts in communities and community through the arts via courses, workshops, publications, internship support and more for arts managers, artists, and civic leaders.

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Barnstable $9,600

to support, promote, and celebrate the arts and culture of Cape Cod in order to sustain a vibrant, diverse, and strong arts community and to improve the quality of life and the region’s economic vitality by connecting residents and visitors to the Cape’s

ArtsBoston Boston $18,500

to promote the performing arts in Greater Boston by increasing the capacity of performing arts organizations to market their performances and grow their audiences; serving as a collective, powerful voice for the arts and its audiences; and providing innov

ArtsWorcester Worcester $4,000

to engage artists and the public to advance and celebrate contemporary art in the city of Worcester.

Aston Magna Foundation for Music and the Humanities Great Barrington $4,800

to enrich the appreciation of music of the past and the understanding of the cultural, political, and social contexts in which it was composed and experienced; to reach a larger public through the use of historical instruments and practices in performance

Available Potential Enterprises, Ltd. Northampton $4,000

to support contemporary artists working in all disciplines, by providing space and unchallenged time for creation of new work, performance and exhibition.

Back Bay Chorale Boston $4,500

to perform great choral music that inspires our audiences, challenges the members, and is prepared with a commitment to excellence.

Ballet Theatre of Boston Cambridge $20,700

to make ballet accessible to audiences and students of all racial, cultural and economic backgrounds, to expand the role that dance plays in the education of our youth and enrichment of our community locally and beyond, and to create new ballets of artist

BalletRox Boston $4,000

to engage and challenge the Boston urban community by: performing contemporary and classical ballets using dancers from many different cultural backgrounds and by developing young artistic talent in urban areas through our scholarship program and communit

Barrington Stage Company Pittsfield $32,100

to produce top-notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and find fresh, bold ways of bringing new audiences into the theater.

Berkshire Choral International Sheffield $19,100

to enhance the skills of choral singers while extending the knowledge and appreciation of choral singing and its tradition to singers and audiences.

Berkshire Theatre Group Pittsfield $32,000

to support performances in theatre, dance, and music.

Blue Heron Renaissance Choir Newton $5,700

to perform and record 15th- and 16th-century European music; to explore unfamiliar repertoire; and to increase the appreciation of the music among a more diverse general public.

Boston Ballet Boston $57,000

to promote excellence in and lead the field of classical dance through professional performances, community programs, and studio classes serving a diverse regional constituency.

Boston Baroque Boston $16,400

to produce world-class period-instrument performances and recordings of the orchestral, choral and operatic music of the Baroque and Classical periods; reaching local, national, and international audiences with concerts, touring, recordings, and radio bro

Boston Center for the Arts Boston $23,800

to support working artists to create, perform, and exhibit new works; build new audiences; and connect arts to community.

Boston Chamber Music Society Cambridge $5,700

to provide Boston’s concert-going public with exceptional performances of the great chamber music repertoire, while fostering understanding and appreciation of the art form, making it more accessible to all.

Boston Children’s Chorus Boston $18,800

to maximize the power of music to create social change in the areas of youth development, social healing and community building.

Boston Children’s Museum Boston $57,000

to serve a culturally and economically diverse audience with playful exhibitions and programs that provide thought-provoking interactions with real objects in the areas of cultural understanding, science, and the performing arts.

Boston City Singers Boston $8,400

to provide comprehensive music training to children and youth in Boston’s disadvantaged, inner city and neighboring communities and to help members develop stronger leadership and teamwork skills, experience the power of self-esteem and self-discipline, a

Boston Cyberarts Boston $4,000

to exhibit and promote the media and digital arts of Boston, New England and the world to audiences in the New England region and beyond and by doing so, helping to promote a sense of media and digital literacy, locally and regionally.

Boston Dance Alliance Boston $4,000

to build capacity for dance by identifying and creating shared resources, information, and productive partnerships to help dance flourish across the Boston metropolitan area and the New England region.

Boston Early Music Festival & Exhibition Cambridge $21,900

to promote early music through Festivals featuring newly revived baroque opera masterpieces, concerts by the world’s leading artists, the Exhibition of instrument makers, and a wide array of fringe concerts by local artists; and the annual Concerts.

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Boston $11,000

to perform a diverse choral repertoire to the highest standard of excellence while building bridges of understanding to all people.

Boston Jewish Film Newton $9,000

to engage and inspire the community to explore the full spectrum of Jewish life, values and culture, through film and media.

Boston Landmarks Orchestra Boston $14,400

to support free summer orchestral concerts.

Boston Lyric Opera Company Boston $50,100

to build curiosity, enthusiasm, and support for opera, by creating musically and theatrically compelling productions of a diverse repertoire; events; and educational resources, for our community and beyond.

Boston Modern Orchestra Project Malden $11,500

to illuminate the connections that exist naturally between contemporary music and contemporary society by reuniting composers and audiences in a shared concert experience.

Boston Musica Viva Boston $4,000

to advance and preserve contemporary music through live performances and recordings; support composers by performing their works; enlarge appreciation for contemporary music by family concerts, panels, discussions, and collaborations; record for audiences

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra Corporation Boston $24,900

to engage audiences in “passionate music-making without boundaries” and to transform the community through its participation in classical music.

Boston Symphony Orchestra Boston $57,000

to foster and maintain an organization dedicated to the making of music consonant with the highest aspirations of the musical art, creating performances and providing educational and training programs at the highest level of excellence.

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras Boston $22,700

to encourage artistic excellence by providing high quality orchestral training and performance opportunities to musicians, grade K-12, and making our programs accessible to underrepresented youth.

Brattle Film Foundation Cambridge $10,400

to support the film and educational programs of the Brattle Film Foundation at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square, Cambridge who’s mission it to celebrate film as a popular and fine art form, with cultural and historical importance that excites, educat

Brookline Arts Center Brookline $6,900

to teach and to stimulate individual creative expression and art appreciation by providing high quality, affordable programs to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

Brookline Music School Brookline $17,300

to nurture interest and excellence in music and dance; offer first class instruction to the entire community, regardless of age or background; provide generous scholarship aid; sponsor a full schedule of public concerts and events.

Cambridge Arts Council Cambridge $17,000

to ensure that the arts remain vital for people living, working and visiting in Cambridge.

Cambridge Forum Cambridge $4,000

to foster civic engagement and community involvement through live public forums, which are recorded and broadcast on NPR, YouTube and via podcast, featuring authors, activists, creative and academic experts that encourage dialogue about the ideas and issu

Cambridge Historical Commission Cambridge $9,000

to educate and inform the public about the city’s architectural and social history through presentations to children and adults, publications, technical assistance, and an archive and non-circulating reference library.

Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center Cambridge $7,100

to present visual and performing arts programs that educate the community about diversity, and to make our facility available to artists or groups that may not otherwise have access to a professionally equipped facility or the cultural mainstream.

Cantemus Chamber Chorus Hamilton $4,000

to learn and perform a diverse and challenging repertoire of choral music; to develop musical skills and knowledge both collectively and as individual singers; and to enrich the community through exceptional public performances and community outreach.

Cape Ann Museum Gloucester $18,800

to celebrate the art, history and culture of the region and to keep it relevant by offering quality exhibitions and programs for our communities, and beyond.

Cape Ann Symphony Orchestra Gloucester $4,200

to establish, maintain, and operate a non-profit civic symphony orchestra in the Cape Ann area to foster, promote, and increase the musical knowledge and appreciation of the public through the performance of music at concerts and other functions; to provi

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Eastham $4,300

to present classical and contemporary chamber music performances by world-class ensembles and exceptional emerging young artists during a three-week summer festival, at benefit performances and off-season concerts on Cape Cod; to develop new audiences for

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Brewster $11,000

to inspire appreciation and understanding of our natural environment through discovery and learning by integrating three strands of its organizational identity – as a museum of natural history, nature education center, and steward of conservation land.

Cape Cod Symphony & Conservatory of Music and Arts Barnstable $31,100

to provide unique entertainment and educational opportunities through high quality classical and pops concerts and to serve the community by developing the economic, educational, philanthropic, and cultural interests of Cape Cod through music.

Cape Cod Writers Center Barnstable $4,000

to support and encourage the growth of beginning and experienced writers, both adult and young, through classes, lectures, workshops, writing groups, and conferences.

Celebrity Series of Boston Boston $43,200

to present performing artists who inspire and enrich our community. We believe in the power of excellence and innovation in the performing arts to enrich life experience, transform lives, and build better communities. We envision a community of Greater Bo

Center for EcoTechnology Pittsfield $43,300

to research, develop, demonstrate, and promote those technologies with the least disruptive impact on the natural ecology of the Earth; to provide programs that advance public understanding of the impacts of human actions on the natural environment, and i

Central Square Theater Cambridge $17,600

for a theater space, and a model artistic and managerial partnership in which resident companies maintain their unique identities while working in tandem to fuel long-term sustainability, stimulate creativity, and add value to the community.

Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston Boston $4,000

to present chamber music representing a wide range of repertoire, including standard, previously neglected, and contemporary works; to inspire interest and excellence in the arts; and to enhance the cultural life of the Boston area.

Charlestown Working Theater Boston $3,600

to make the theatrical experience a vital part of the cultural life of Charlestown and Greater Boston by offering audiences and participants new visions and understandings of the world around us, and by combining professional artistry with community spiri

Chester Theatre Company Chester $6,900

to cultivate critical thought, intellectual curiosity, and community engagement through high-quality, comtemporary American Theatre productions and vertically-integrated educational theatre programming.

Chesterwood Museum and Estate Stockbridge $8,400

to preserve the site and its collections; present the life and artistic achievements of D.C. French; and foster public appreciation and interest in sculpture and the philosophies and benefits of historic preservation.

Chinese Culture Connection Malden $4,400

to promote the value of heritage to American born Chinese so that they may develop and preserve their cultural identity; work with the general public to foster a knowledge of and appreciation for Chinese culture; and encourage understanding, respect, prid

City Stage Co. Boston $4,000

to provide opportunities for urban children and families to participate in the performing arts so they can make discoveries about themselves and the world.

Civic Symphony Orchestra of Boston Boston $4,000

to provide rich orchestral training and experience under competent direction for advanced music students, music teachers, and highly-skilled amateurs; to showcase contemporary works with a focus on American composers; and to encourage a diverse audience t

Close Encounters with Music Great Barrington $4,000

to engage the imagination of diverse concert audiences through thematic chamber music with commentary, connecting listeners to performers and composers, fostering the excitement of live performance arts.

Collage New Music Brookline $4,000

to commission, perform, and record contemporary classical music — with a special emphasis on the music of Boston-based composers; and to provide an arena for the union of composer, performer, and listener through thoughtful and innovative programming and

Commonwealth Chorale Newton $4,000

to perform, at the highest possible level of personal and collective musicianship, a varied and challenging repertoire of the finest classical music from all periods and from a wide cross-section of composers.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Wellesley $12,800

to present plays of the highest artistic caliber that celebrate ideas and language to create dialogue around compelling issues of our time.

Community Access to the Arts Great Barrington $8,800

to lessen the stigma of difference and disability through shared experiences in the visual and performing arts by providing multidisciplinary arts programs for individuals with physical, emotional, and/or mental disabilities in an integrative environment

Community Music Center of Boston Boston $23,300

to provide music education and related services to diverse constituencies throughout Greater Boston, with an emphasis on reaching children, teens and adults who may not otherwise have reliable access to music education and arts experiences.

Community Music School of Springfield Springfield $16,300

to provide an equitable and inclusive center of excellence in music and arts education that empowers individuals, inspires creative passion, and promotes well-being in our greater community.

Company One Boston $8,800

to be a source of Boston’s best creative ideas, inspired collaborations and passionate energies, while primarily serving the artistic needs of Boston’s diverse population under the age of thirty-five.

Concord Chamber Music Society Concord $4,000

to enhance cultural life in Concord, MA and surrounding communities through the presentation of high caliber, affordable concerts and the administration of educational outreach programs that bring the experience of live chamber music to individuals that m

Concord Museum Concord $18,700

to educate visitors of all ages about the history of Concord and its continuing influence on American political, literary and cultural life; and to use the collection to serve as a catalyst for changing exhibitions, extended classroom learning, dynamic pr

Contact Collaborations Northampton $4,000

to promote activities devoted to the investigation, documentation, and performance of contemporary movement work, including Contact Quarterly Dance Journal, Contact Editions, Video, and Performance and Conference Projects.

Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation Brookline $28,800

to celebrate the experience of cinema by presenting the finest international, documentary, animated, and independent/experimental film series while helping to preserve Boston’s last original Art Deco moviehouse with live performances, educational programs

Coro Allegro Boston $4,000

to promote, augment, and enliven the choral tradition through exemplary performances prepared and offered in an openly welcoming and affirming environment.

Country Dance & Song Society Easthampton $15,900

to build and support communities that preserve and promote traditional music, dance and song in the English and American genres through its participatory educational programs, publications, community outreach, retail sales and membership services.

Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University Framingham $11,400

to provide education in the visual arts through the museum’s collection of American art, exhibitions, museum school and outreach programs in the community.

Davis Museum and Cultural Center Wellesley $11,400

to use the museum as a vehicle for integrating the arts, exploring cultures and building community; to confront cultures, theses and issues that are not necessarily known quantities; and to share the resources of the museum and the college with the public

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Lincoln $37,000

to inspire, educate, and delight with contemporary art from New England and beyond through sculptures in the landscape and museum exhibitions.

Discovery Museum Acton $16,300

to spark delight in learning by igniting curiosity and creativity in children and adults, as they discover together the joys of science, nature, and play.

Documentary Educational Resources Watertown $12,100

to cultivate community engagement with the peoples and cultures of the world through media that is both entertaining and educational.

Dorchester Community Center for the Visual Arts Boston $4,000

to empower children, teens, and adults to think and work visually by making visual arts education available in Dorchester; to unite diverse groups in Dorchester around art making; and to build meaningful connections between the Dorchester community and ur

Double Edge Theatre Productions Ashfield $9,400

to develop and promote the highest quality of original theatre performance, based on the principle of long-term imaginative work of the actor and his/her interaction with the communities in which the work takes place, and to create at its home, ‘The Farm,

Drama Studio Springfield $5,700

to enrich and validate the adolescent experience in our diverse community via excellence in a conservatory-style acting training program.

Eagle Eye Institute Somerville $4,000

to provide hands-on exploratory learning on environmental topics and career bridging to natural resource fields for urban people with an emphasis on underserved youth.

Earthdance Creative Living Project Plainfield $7,400

to provide a gathering place that inspires the art and spirit of movement improvisation by supporting and training people at all skill levels to find and develop expression in dance, theater and music.

EcoTarium Worcester $32,500

to inspire a passion for science and nature.

Edith Wharton Restoration Lenox $18,400

to celebrate the intellectual, artistic, and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton through interpretive and cultural programs, and preservation of Wharton estate.

Emmanuel Music Boston $9,600

to present concerts of the highest artistic standards for the community; to present a varied repertoire with a commitment to musical values, artistic and spiritual creativity, and social responsibility; and to provide talented emerging and established mus

Enchanted Circle Theater Holyoke $7,300

to integrate theater arts with academic and social curricula to improve academic achievement and support the development of social and emotional health.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Amherst $26,500

to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books; collect, preserve, present, and celebrate picture books and their illustrations; and provide a foundation for arts integration and literacy.

Essex Art Center Lawrence $7,700

to inspire and nurture the diverse artistic potential of the Greater Lawrence community through classroom exploration and gallery exhibitions making the creation and enjoyment of art accessible to all.

Express Yourself Beverly $8,600

to provide a safe and supportive environment for youth to explore their own creative process through multidisciplinary arts and to provide a vehicle for self-expression while exploring multicultural themes.

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Provincetown $16,300

to encourage the growth of emerging visual artists and creative writers, to restore the year-round vitality of the historic town of Provincetown as an arts colony, and to propagate aesthetic values and experience.

Fitchburg Art Museum Fitchburg $15,100

to support FAM’s permanent collection, exhibitions of contemporary New England art, education programs, public art projects, and creative economy initiatives.

Flying Cloud Institute Great Barrington $6,400

to promote creative thinking and learning in children from grade school through high school by providing unique experiences in the arts and sciences that augment today’s teaching methodologies and inspire kids to express themselves.

Folk Arts Center of New England Stoneham $6,000

to encourage an appreciation of and participation in the folk arts of many cultures, particularly music and dance; to foster their development in today’s culture; and to act in cooperation with others with similar aims.

Fort Point Arts Community Boston $5,300

to promote the work of Fort Point Channel neighborhood artists; to preserve the artists’ community in the Fort Point Channel neighborhood; to promote and support studio space development when possible; and to increase the visibility of FPAC artists.

From The Top Boston $28,500

to celebrate the power of music in the hands of extraordinary young people through our radio show, live events, online media, scholarship, and leadership and outreach programs.

Fuller Craft Museum Brockton $13,800

to provide a dynamic environment where craft is experienced through exhibitions, education, outreach, and collaboration; and to encourage exploration of the materials, techniques, and artistic expression that challenge the perception of craft, while honor

Global Arts Live Cambridge $19,700

to present the finest traditional and contemporary performing arts from around the world to the broadest possible audience.

Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center Gloucester $10,700

to promote Gloucester’s maritime heritage as a platform for teaching maritime skills and marine sciences, and for encouraging environmental stewardship.

Golden Tones Wayland $4,000

to practice and provide enriching entertainment for senior citizen facilities, schools, faith communities, and public events.

Gore Place Society Waltham $9,500

to preserve and promote the 1806 estate of Christopher and Rebecca Gore as a unique educational resource to inspire an appreciation of early 19th century America.

Greater Boston Stage Company Stoneham $19,400

to keep live professional theatre and dramatic education thriving in the suburbs.

Grub Street Boston $18,400

to build a writing community which supports the development of writers, nurtures readers and arts audiences, and provides educational opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Hancock Shaker Village Pittsfield $18,400

to bring the Shaker story to life and preserve it for future generations.

Handel and Haydn Society Boston $36,200

to present Baroque and Classical music at the highest levels of artistic excellence; to share that music with as large and diverse an audience as possible; and to provide enriching and in-depth music education to children in underserved communities.

Harvard Art Museums Cambridge $11,400

to preserve, protect, document, present, interpret, and strengthen the collections and resources in its care; and in keeping with the larger purposes of Harvard University, to advance knowledge and appreciation of art and art museums through research, tea

Harwich Jr. Theatre Company Harwich $8,700

to educate, empower and inspire students of all ages from all background to explore and expand their creative talents and aspirations, to experience live theatre and to develop and nurture a lifelong appreciation of the performing arts.

Historic Deerfield Deerfield $39,900

to support the heritage and preservation of Deerfield, Massachusetts and the Connecticut River Valley, with museums and programs that provide today’s audiences with an understanding and appreciation of New England’s historic villages and countryside.

Historic New England Boston $57,000

to help Historic New England save and share New England’s past.

Hull Lifesaving Museum Hull $7,800

to preserve and teach maritime skills and lifesaving heritage.

Huntington Theatre Company Boston $57,000

to bring world-class theatre to Boston audiences, maintain a leadership role in the national regional theatre movement, and connect more fully to the community through a wide range of education and outreach activities.

Images Cinema Williamstown $6,200

to present a wide range of independent, foreign, and classic films that impact filmmaking and our culture; to explore film as an art form, a source of entertainment, and an educational tool.

Indian Hill Music Littleton $27,600

for a community music school, offering instruction in 30+ instruments and voice to all ages/abilities and scholarships; professional symphonic concerts and other high-caliber music series; extensive array of outreach programs.

Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción Boston $9,800

to present the diversity of Latino and Latin American cultural expression through performances, festivals, exhibits, residencies and classes in music, corporal movement and visual arts.

Institute for Human Centered Design Boston $19,200

to promote accessibility and universal design through such activities as education programs, technical assistance, training, publication, and design advocacy.

IS183 Art School of the Berkshires West Stockbridge $8,300

to enrich the communities of Berkshire County by encouraging creativity and self expression year-round through exploration in the visual arts, for all ages, means, and abilities.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston $57,000

to bring to life and preserve the rich historic collection; to cultivate talent in the pursuit of knowledge and acts of creation in the arts and humanities; to support artists, landscape architects, musicians, scholars and students; and, to engage local a

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Becket $42,000

to support dance creation, presentation, education, and preservation; and to engage and deepen public appreciation and support for dance.

Jewish Arts Collaborative Newton $10,600

to present, share, and foster Jewish creativity, thorugh producing events and collaborating with other arts organizations looking to include Jewish perspectives.

Joy of Music Program Worcester $11,000

to foster community through accessible music education and performance, and to help students make music a joyful part of their daily lives by offering music education of the highest quality taught in a supportive, non-competitive environment.

Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts & Action Amherst $5,700

to support a series of new and emerging writers of contemporary fiction, poetry, and non-fiction; institutes for adults and young writers; and literary festivals.

KO Theater Works Belchertown $4,000

to create original works; provide alternative production structures with access to excellence in design; support collaborations with local, national, and international artists, and provide training.

La Donna Musicale Arlington $4,000

to rediscover, perform and preserve musical texts from the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods composed by women, and to bring outstanding, historically-informed musical performances to communities throughout Massachusetts in order to build awarene

Lesley University College of Art and Design Cambridge $11,400

to maintain a valuable resource for a multicultural, urban setting through the contributions of and by means of exhibitions, public lectures and other programs.

Lexington Symphony Lexington $6,800

to support musical study and community outreach program, Orchestrating Kids through Classics.

List Visual Arts Center Cambridge $11,400

to explore high quality, challenging contemporary art and to create a context for understanding through changing exhibitions, collection development, and production of catalogues and interpretive programs.

Lloyd Center for the Environment Dartmouth $9,400

to promote long-term conservation of natural resources through education and research, and to inspire and empower citizens to make wise environmental choices.

Longwood Symphony Orchestra Boston $4,600

to perform symphonic concerts of musical diversity and excellence, while supporting health-related nonprofit organizations through public performances.

Longy School of Music of Bard College Cambridge $11,400

to support the Conservatory’s preparation of musicians to make social change through music, via the promotion of profound musical understanding, growth of imagination, and an attitude of inquiry about the role of musicians in society.

Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust Lowell $4,900

to improve the quality of life for the people of Lowell through the creation, conservation, and preservation of parks, open spaces, and special places.

Lyric Stage Company of Boston Boston $19,200

to produce a varied season of theatrical productions that entertain, challenge, and inspire audiences.

Manomet Plymouth $34,700

to conserve natural resources for the benefit of wildlife and human populations; and through research and collaborations build science-based, cooperative solutions to environmental problems.

Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society Tisbury $3,600

to produce chamber music concerts, promote and support classical music learning opportunities, and create awareness on the island of the value and significance of fine music.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society Tisbury $11,100

to serve year-round residents with film and visual arts events, including an award-winning International Film Festival.

Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse Tisbury $9,800

to develop and produce contemporary, classic, and original work for and by adults and children and contributing to and sharing in the rich cultural resources of an ethnically and economically diverse island.

Massachusetts Audubon Society Lincoln $57,000

to capture the attention of the inquisitive mind, instill a respect for all life, and foster an intelligent understanding of the human position in the natural world.

Massachusetts Center for the Book Concord $4,000

to develop, support, & promote cultural programming to (1) advance lifelong literacy, (2) increase audiences for Massachusetts writing & publishing, (3) stimulate interest in the book arts & (4) highlight literary tourism sites.

Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild Mashpee $4,000

to promote and strengthen excellence, access and education in the theatrical arts for students and teachers in public, private and parochial schools throughout the Commonwealth.

Massachusetts Historical Society Boston $39,500

to collect, preserve, makes accessible, and communicate manuscripts and other materials that promote the study of the history of Massachusetts and the nation.

Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts Holyoke $5,000

to support MIFA’s current season highlighting international and national and local artists in the performing, visual and literary arts including community collaborations and educational programming.

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art North Adams $51,300

to be a multi-disciplinary platform for creating, presenting, and distributing the best art of our time, and a catalyst for economic development that benefits the region with jobs, a diversified commercial base and spin-off opportunities.

Masterworks Chorale Weston $4,000

to stimulate interest in and appreciation of choral music in the Greater Boston community through high-quality performances of important choral literature, and to give other singers from outside the Chorale, of all musical abilities, the opportunity to si

Maud Morgan Arts: a program of Agassiz Baldwin Community Cambridge $5,800

to provide art instruction for people of all ages and skill levels, support a vibrant artists’ community, and build creative partnerships.

Medicine Wheel Productions Boston $7,000

to bring renowned artists from all disciplines together with people of different cultures to create high-quality public art through which they explore and share issues of their individual and collective experiences.

Merrimack Repertory Theatre Lowell $21,800

to create theatrical productions at the highest level of artistic excellence and make them affordable to the broadest possible community.

Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline Boston $4,000

to unite singers who share the joy of learning and performing a challenging traditional and contemporary repertoire, and to support the growth of music in our community.

Metropolitan Wind Symphony Boston $4,000

to provide opportunities for Massachusetts musicians to rehearse and perform traditional and contemporary wind literature in a stimulating and educational atmosphere for diverse Massachusetts audiences.

Mistral Music Andover $4,000

to bring the highest quality chamber music performances to Greater Boston & Merrimack Valley, attract new listeners, and provide accessible events for youth, elderly, and those of lower incomes.

Montserrat College of Art Gallery Beverly $4,500

to present innovative exhibitions and related programs such as artist gallery talks and workshops; and based on the belief that a rich visual arts environment has an inherent public value to the greater community, the College strives to make the gallery a

Mudflat Pottery School Somerville $11,400

to promote and expand awareness of and interest in the ceramic arts through classes, workshops, and events; and to support the work of accomplished clay artists.

Multi-Arts Hadley $4,000

to inspire, teach, and delight children in the performing and visual arts through structured, age-appropriate workshops, lead by professional artists in the fields of dance, art, music, writing and drama, to give children the tools and encouragement to ex

Museum of African American History Boston $16,300

to preserve, conserve and interpret the contributions of people of African descent and those who have found common cause with them in the struggle for liberty, dignity and justice for all Americans.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Boston $57,000

to house and preserve preeminent collections and serve a wide variety of people through direct experiences with works of art; and to encourage inquiry and heighten appreciation of the visual world.

Museum of Science Boston $57,000

to stimulate interest in and further the understanding of science and technology and their importance for individuals and for society.

Music at Eden’s Edge Essex $4,000

to perform chamber music concerts of outstanding professional quality for the broadest possible public, and to increase appreciation and understanding of chamber music through artist-to-audience contact via accessible outreach concerts and workshops.

Music Worcester Worcester $11,200

for public cultural programming.

Musica Sacra Cambridge $4,000

to bring a breath of fresh sound to choral music from all eras and communicates the human experience to all audiences with passionate performances and imaginative programming.

Musicians of the Old Post Road Waltham $4,000

to make live period instrument chamber music accessible to diverse audiences, to stimulate and educate through innovative creative programming, and to contribute to the cultural experience of audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Narrows Center for the Arts Fall River $13,600

to promote and develop an appreciation of the visual and the performing arts and to create and develop an artistic and cultural center for the benefit of the public at large and the citizens of Fall River, MA.

Nashua River Watershed Association Groton $8,800

to work for a healthy ecosystem with clean water and open spaces for human and wildlife communities where people work together to sustain mutual economic and environmental well-being in the Nashua River watershed.

National Center for Jewish Film Waltham $9,600

to collect, preserve, restore, and disseminate films of historical, educational and artistic value referable to the Jewish experience from around the world; to assist in the distribution, exhibition & production of Jewish film and video worldwide; to prov

Native Plant Trust Framingham $23,100

to conserve and promote the region’s native plants to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes.

New Art Center in Newton Newton $13,300

to promote artistic creation and education through classes, exhibitions, and public programs for children, adolescents, and adults.

New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! New Bedford $6,400

to create an accessible environment that promotes participation in the arts through exhibitions and education; and to collaborate with diverse cultural groups to spark community engagement.

New Bedford Whaling Museum New Bedford $33,400

to educate and interest all the public in the historic interaction of humans with whales worldwide; in the history of Old Dartmouth [New Bedford] and adjacent communities; and in regional maritime activities.

New England Aquarium Boston $57,000

To be a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation, a premier cultural attraction, and a major public education resource for teachers, families, children and adults in the region.

New England Classical Singers Andover $4,000

to present quality performances of classical choral music for personal and community education, awareness and enrichment.

New England Conservatory Boston $25,000

to educate and train musicians of all ages from around the world, drawing on the talents of a distinguished faculty; to instill the highest standards of excellence, nurturing individual artistic sensibility and creative growth; and to ensure a central pla

New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston $55,100

to advance genealogical scholarship and develop the capabilities of both new and experienced researchers of family history by collecting, preserving, interpreting, and communicating — in a variety of accessible formats — reliable genealogical data with

New England Museum Association Arlington $8,300

to inspire and connect people engaged with the museum field, provide tools for innovative leadership, and empower museums to sustain themselves as essential to their communities.

New England Philharmonic Arlington $4,000

for the New England Philharmonic’s distinctive concerts integrating works by living composers and lesser known traditional pieces to educate and broaden audiences’ musical vocabulary.

New England Quilt Museum Lowell $5,400

to inspire and educate the public about the art, craft and history of quiltmaking in New England through our permanent collections, exhibitions, educational programs and outreach activities.

New Philharmonia Orchestra of Massachusetts Newton $4,300

to bring live classical music to as many people as possible, thereby serving to keep classical music alive and enrich the lives of players and audiences.

Newton Historical Society Newton $5,600

to encourage inquiry into and exploration of Newton within the broad context of American history.

North Bennet Street School Boston $40,400

to train students for careers in traditional trades that use hand skills in concert with evolving technology, to preserve and advance craft traditions, and to promote greater appreciation of craftsmanship.

Northampton Academy of Music Northampton $7,700

to support the Academy’s Season Series and youth programs.

Northampton Arts Council Northampton $4,000

to support and nurture arts activities in the community, stimulate improved public awareness and support for the arts, and oversee public art projects for the city.

Northampton Community Music Center Northampton $9,100

to foster the love and pursuit of music within the community through quality musical education, performances, and activities that are accessible to all.

Northeast Document Conservation Center Andover $30,000

to improve the preservation programs of collections-holding groups; to provide high-quality conservation services to institutions that lack in-house facilities; and to provide leadership to the conservation and museum fields.

Odaiko New England Woburn $4,000

to promote cross-cultural understanding in diverse communities, create positive images of Asian American culture, and foster enjoyment and appreciation of the taiko (Japanese drum) art form through excellence in taiko performance, education and outreach.

Old South Association in Boston Boston $13,300

to preserve the 1729 Old South Meeting House and its history as inspiring symbols of free speech and democratic ideals; to sustain the building’s tradition as an active community meeting place for the free exchange of ideas; and to provide a place where p

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge $57,000

to provide visitors with a deepened understanding of their own times through personal encounters with the everyday life of rural New Englanders in the decades after the American Revolution.

On Stage Newburyport $4,000

to foster the development of creative talents in children and young adults; to bring high quality, affordable live theater to families in communities throughout the North Shore, Merrimack Valley and beyond; and to engender an appreciation of art and natur

Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester Auburn $6,000

to provide nurturing musical journeys that cultivate the imagination,inspire creativity and develop artistry.

Passim Cambridge $15,900

to provide truly exceptional and interactive live musical experiences for both performers and audiences, to nurture artists at all stages of their career, and to build a vibrant music community.

Paul Revere Memorial Association Boston $11,400

to preserve and interpret two of Boston’s oldest homes by offering remarkable educational experiences that are based on social history themes relevant to the site, neighborhood, and Boston, 1680-today.

Peabody Essex Museum Salem $57,000

to celebrate creativity in ways that enrich the spirit, engage the mind, stimulate the senses and strives to create experiences that transform people’s lives by broadening perspectives, attitudes and knowledge of themselves and the world.

Pioneer Valley Ballet Guild Easthampton $6,600

for ballet training and performance.

Pioneer Valley Symphony Greenfield $4,000

to serve the Pioneer Valley through music in three ways: by performing symphonic and choral music, by providing members of the community the opportunity to participate in making music, and, through music education, particularly by introducing children to

Plimoth Plantation Plymouth $54,900

to offer powerful personal encounters with history built on thorough research about the Wampanoag People and the colonial English community in the 1600s; and to encourage a new level of understanding about present-day issues affecting communities around t

Ploughshares Boston $7,500

to promote significant literary works, primarily through the publication of the journal PLOUGHSHARES, and to preserve literature as a social and cultural tradition.

Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra Plymouth $10,400

to present excellent professional symphonic music to the broadest possible audience and to encourage a life-long love of music through a variety of educational programs.

Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association and Memorial Hall Museum Deerfield $12,600

to collect, preserve, and interpret the multicultural history of the Deerfield and Connecticut River Valleys by maintaining a museum, crafts program, and research library, and by publishing and presenting educational, cultural, and artistic programs.

Preservation Worcester Worcester $6,600

to advocate and educate to maintain for future generations the sites and structures significant to the culture, history and architecture of the city, and to encourage excellence in future design.

Primary Source Watertown $15,500

to promote history and humanities education that is historically accurate and inclusive of peoples who have been misrepresented and over-looked in the teaching and learning of U.S. and World History.

Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston Newton $4,300

to bring together musicians and audiences through outstanding performances of new and traditional chamber orchestra music, cooperative governance, and unique educational outreach to diverse communities.

Project STEP Boston $8,700

to address the historic under-representation of people of color in classical music, Project STEP identifies, trains, educates and guides gifted young African-American and Latino string players in greater Boston for careers as performers and teachers in cl

Prometheus Dance Framingham $4,000

to create and present original high quality dance/theatre in collaboration with other artists, designers, and musicians.

Provincetown Art Association and Museum Provincetown $15,900

to promote and cultivate the practice and appreciation of all branches of the fine arts; to assemble and maintain in the town of Provincetown and environs a collection of art of merit; to hold exhibitions; and by forums, concerts, and similar activities,

Provincetown Arts Press Provincetown $4,000

to focuse broadly on artists, performers, and writers who inhabit or visit the tip of Cape Cod, and to stimulate creative activity and enhance public awareness of the nation’s oldest continuous art colony.

Provincetown Film Society Provincetown $10,000

to showcase independent American and international films, to nurture aspiring independent filmmakers, to honor industry luminaries, to preserve and sustain cinema as an art form and educational forum, and to increase the economic and cultural vitality of

Puppet Showplace Brookline $7,200

to support excellence in puppetry as a theatrical experience that educates, enlightens, and entertains all audiences.

Radius Ensemble Concord $4,000

to liberate classical music for a new generation of music lovers with a fresh combination of eclectic programming and intimate performances by extraordinary musicians.

RAW Art Works Lynn $19,900

to use the power of the arts to nurture growth in at-risk children and teens.

Rehearsal for Life Boston $14,300

to use theater to foster imagination, self esteem and trust in young people; to engage youth in the production of original musical theater for audiences of all ages; to promote community by building bridges across geographic and socio-economic boundaries

Revels Watertown $15,600

to promote community and public education through understanding and appreciation of traditional music, dance, drama and ritual through musical theater, workshops, recordings, song-books and communal celebration.

Rockport Music Rockport $30,800

to present exceptional musical performances and events year round, including the acclaimed Rockport Chamber Music Festival; classical, jazz, folk, and world music concerts; HD simulcasts from the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet, and England’s National

Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum New Bedford $6,500

to preserve one of the nation’s finest Greek Revival mansions and its historic grounds and gardens to the highest standard; to interest and educate the public through exhibits and interpretive historical and horticultural programs that document the histor

Salamander Boston $4,000

to affirm the power of the arts to illuminate our lives by bringing transformative, high-quality writing to the informed general reader.

Sandra and David Bakalar and Stephen D. Paine Galleries Boston $8,900

to present exhibitions, lectures, and symposia by contemporary artists, curators, scholars, and designers.

Sarasa Cambridge $4,000

to perform classical music of outstanding quality, and bring this music to diverse communities.

Shakespeare & Company Lenox $33,700

to create a theater of excellence offering performances of classical and new works and generating opportunities for collaboration between actors and directors from all different backgrounds; to provide unique in-depth classical training and performance me

Shelter Music Boston Arlington $4,000

to bring classical music to Boston’s homeless population.

Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program Williamsburg $13,700

to provide adolescents through seniors the highest quality arts education in an inspiring setting at affordable prices.

Sociedad Latina Boston $17,600

to celebrate Latino culture and heritage while working to end the destructive cycles of poverty and lack of youth educational and professional opportunities within the community.

Somerville Arts Council Somerville $8,500

to make the arts an integral part of life in Somerville by sponsoring high quality programming, accessible to all community members, that celebrates creativity and community; supporting local artists and cultural organizations; and serving as a resource a

South Shore Art Center Cohasset $10,400

to foster an understanding and appreciation by communities south of Boston of the visual arts through exhibitions and education.

South Shore Conservatory Hingham $34,800

to provide access to quality education in the arts in the communities south of Boston.

Southeastern Massachusetts Arts Collaborative Attleboro $4,000

to provide southeastern Massachusetts’ schools and communities with quality in-school and out-of-school training, education and performance opportunities in creative writing, dance, drama, film/video, music and visual arts.

SpeakEasy Stage Company Boston $17,200

to stage Boston premieres, champion local talent, and connect Boston audiences and artists through the production of relevant, intimate, and surprising theater.

Spinner Publications New Bedford $4,000

to record and promote the history and culture of the cities and towns of southeastern Massachusetts, primarily through the publication of books, and to foster the growth of writers, artists and citizen historians.

Spontaneous Celebrations Boston $4,700

to create and sustain a community cultural life that unites and empowers youth,families and communities for change through the creative arts, to produce seasonal community celebrations in the Jamaica Plain and Roxbury neighborhoods, and to maintain a dive

Springfield City Library Springfield $11,400

to engage a diverse community and connect them to timely, accessible resources through responsive public service in order to: promote lifelong learning, independence and individual personal achievement for citizens of all ages, and to provide opportunitie

Springfield Museums Springfield $46,100

to stimulate enthusiasm, encourage scholarship and engage diverse audiences by making the collections accessible and promoting their use for educational, recreational and informational purposes.

Springfield Symphony Orchestra Springfield $18,000

to maintain and further develop a professional symphony orchestra that produces musical performances of high artistic quality and that is an integral part of the region; to entertain and educate audiences of all ages; to expand and develop audiences for m

StageSource Boston $4,600

to provide leadership and services to advance the art of theatre in the Greater Boston region.

Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute Williamstown $57,000

to advance scholarship and extend the public understanding of art.

Suzuki School of Newton Newton $13,600

to cultivate beautiful hearts in children through beautiful music; that is, promote early childhood, intellectual, and character development by instilling in them a lifelong love and respect of music.

Symphony by the Sea Beverly $4,000

to serve all segments of the north of Boston community by offering classical music performed locally at the highest artistic standards and to provide classical music education to adults and children through community outreach and in partnership with publi

The Art Connection Boston $4,600

to enrich under-served communities by connecting artists and donors to social service agencies through the permanent donation of their work to expand public access to original art.

The Berkshire Historical Society Pittsfield $4,000

to collect, preserve, and disseminate the history of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, and to use its collections for research, exhibition, education, and loan, including its principal artifact, Arrowhead, home of Herman Melville.

The Berkshire Music School Pittsfield $7,700

to foster the love and pursuit of music for all ages through quality music education activities, community collaborations, and performance opportunities.

The Boch Center Boston $57,000

to honor all aspects of the performing arts, present the finest cultural attractions and evoke a greater awareness of how integral a role the performing arts play in the education of our youth; we maintain the belief that the arts make and keep us a civil

The Boston Camerata Boston $4,500

for live, historically informed, professional performances of European and American music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras; study and research into musical sources of the past; sound recordings and media projects; and community outreach and m

The Boston Conservatory at Berklee Boston $25,000

to train exceptional young performing artists for careers that enrich and transform the human experience using skills, creativity, and courage nourished in a vibrant, multidisciplinary community of musicians, dancers, and actors.

The Bostonian Society Boston $17,300

to strengthen civic society by building meaningful connections to Boston and to all Bostonians, past, present and future through the creative use of public history.

The Cantata Singers Boston $7,800

to share with the community the power of music to enrich the human spirit through works old and new, familiar and unfamiliar.

The Cape Cod Museum of Art Dennis $9,300

to educate, inspire, and excite the imagination of all by using our outstanding collection and diverse programming.

The Cape Cod Theatre Project Falmouth $4,000

to contribute to the vitality of American theater by (1) developing new American plays; (2) bringing audiences into the development process, thereby increasing their understanding of and commitment to theater; and (3) administering an intern program to en

The Care Center Holyoke $16,300

to motivate teens, particularly pregnant and parenting teens, to reach their academic goals and achieve self-sufficiency through an educationally-enhanced program that focuses on the arts, humanities, and sciences.

The Center for Independent Documentary Boston $26,400

to produce and distribute social issue media in partnership with independent filmmakers.

The Dance Complex Cambridge $9,100

to maintain an historic building and an artist run center dedicated to promoting, advancing, and sponsoring artistic endeavors, creative work, and education in dance and the movement arts.

The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts Boston $13,100

to provide opportunities for people of all ages from Jamaica Plain and surrounding communities to develop their skills, creativity, and self-expression through training in the fine and applied arts.

The Emily Dickinson Museum Amherst $9,200

to educate diverse audiences about the writings, life, times, and enduring relevance of the poet Emily Dickinson and her family, and to preserve and interpret the family Homestead.

The Firehouse Center for the Arts Newburyport $9,500

to advance the arts and humanities in the Greater Newburyport region by: fostering the growth and development of individual and cultural organizations through our programs and services; and, stimulating the understanding of and participation in the arts a

The Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge $16,500

to assist in the conservation of the cemetery’s natural beauty and to increase awareness of its cultural, historic and natural resources.

The History Project Boston $4,000

to provide a forum for educating members of the general public about lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people in Massachusetts; to establish a research collection of archival materials and a repository for them; to make these materials availab

The Hitchcock Center Amherst $8,800

to provide innovative, place-based educational programs for all people who seek greater environmental knowledge, understanding and action in support of a more ecologically sustainable, socially just, and culturally rich future.

The House of the Seven Gables Salem $18,100

to preserve and interpret the history of Salem through its historic site and collection of artifacts; to make Salem’s history universally accessible to local residents, school children and national and international visitors.

The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston $57,000

to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation, and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists and the creative process.

The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Great Barrington $20,300

to support year-round programming at this multi-disciplinary presenting venue in southern Berkshire County.

The Massachusetts Review Amherst $4,000

to publish an independent quarterly of literature, the arts, and public affairs dedicated to addressing urgent concerns in society and to expanding awareness of and interest in other cultures.

The Nature Connection Concord $4,000

to support the human spirit by offering and building connections between people and the natural world.

The New England Quarterly Boston $4,000

to encourage the study of New England’s history and culture and, through quarterly publication and related activities, to enlighten the public about their significance and diversity.

The New Repertory Theatre Watertown $16,800

to present innovative productions from the contemporary and classic repertoire, as well as regional premieres and works by promising new playwrights; and to serve as a regional resource that includes varied forms of education and outreach.

The Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge $37,300

to present, preserve and study the art of illustration and serve as a resource for reflection, involvement, and discovery inspired by Norman Rockwell and the power of visual images to shape and reflect society.

The Orion Society Great Barrington $12,800

to invite readers into a community of caring for the planet through writing and art that explore the connection between nature and culture.

The Performance Project Northampton $4,000

to create and perform high quality original works of movement and theater with men and women in jail, those who have been released from jail, and professional artists.

The Rivers School Conservatory Weston $11,400

to provide musical instruction and inspiration to students of all ages and backgrounds and to make a significant contribution to the region’s cultural life through concerts and the Seminar on Contemporary Music.

The Society of Arts and Crafts Boston $12,100

to support excellence in craft by encouraging the creation, collection, and promotion of the work of contemporary craft artists; and to educate and advance public appreciation of fine craftsmanship in clay, glass, fiber, metal, mixed media, and wood.

The Spectrum Singers Boxborough $4,000

to perform music from the pre-Renaissance to the present, emphasizing seldom-heard works by master composers in creative programs that illuminate contrasts and resonances among the works.

The Theater Offensive Boston $13,000

to present the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer lives in art so bold it breaks through personal isolation, challenges the status quo, and builds thriving communities.

The Trustees of Smith College Northampton $11,400

to promote teaching and learning with exceptional art through SCMA’s permanent collection, exhibitions, and educational programs, which serve and inspire the academic and local community as well as the Museum’s broader audiences.

The Umbrella Community Arts Center Concord $17,600

to encourage the enjoyment and practice of the arts in Concord and the region by offering quality arts education programs for all ages and abilities; providing space for local nonprofits and artists to offer performances, events, and classes; nurturing a

The Writers’ Room of Boston Boston $4,000

to promote the creation of literature by providing affordable, quiet, and secure workspace for Boston area writers, while also stimulating broader public interest in literature through the work produced in the Writers’ Room and through free public reading

The Yard Chilmark $12,200

to nurture the creation of new work in dance and the performing arts, and to enrich the lives of island residents by providing opportunities to view and experience high quality dance and performing arts.

Thornton W. Burgess Society Sandwich $8,200

to inspire reverence for wildlife and concern for the natural environment.

Tower Hill Botanic Garden Boylston $33,300

to inspire the use and appreciation of horticulture to improve lives, enrich communities, and strengthen commitment to the natural world.

Triboro Youth Theatre Attleboro $4,000

to provide cultural enrichment for young people, ages from 4 – 19, through training and performance experience in acting, music, movement, speech, dance, and off stage, technical work.

Triple Shadow Blandford $4,000

to create films and perform theater with live music, video, masks, acting, dance and puppetry.

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill Truro $10,300

to create an inclusive and supportive arts community by providing a wide range of experiences (including workshops, lectures, exhibitions, performances, special events and short-term artist residencies) to students and artists at all levels of ability.

Tsongas Industrial History Center Lowell $11,100

to encourage the study of the causes and consequences of the American Industrial Revolution and to work with the University, National Park and area schools to strengthen public education in the region.

Tunefoolery Music Boston $4,000

to provide musicians in mental health recovery the opportunity to perform, gain musical education and growth, provide other mental health consumers access to quality cultural programming, and provide education to youth and the general public.

UMASS Amherst Asian Arts & Culture Program Amherst $5,300

for public cultural programming.

Urbano Project Boston $6,300

to bring together Boston youth together with professional artists to ignite social change through participatory, transdisciplinary works of contemporary art that engage their communities.

USS Constitution Museum Boston $28,100

to serve as the memory and educational voice of the USS Constitution, by collecting, preserving and interpreting the stories of “Old Ironsides”; and to to create positive, memorable experiences for both children and adults through scholarship and innovati

Voices Boston Brookline $4,200

to transform children into performing artists through training in voice, drama and dance, and empower them to engage with audiences in profound ways.

Voices Rising Arlington $4,000

to celebrate the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and women’s communities in and around Boston through the growing tradition of the women’s choral movement.

VSA Massachusetts Boston $8,600

to promote access to the arts, culture, education, and community by, with, and for people with various disabilities including sensory impairments, mental illness, developmental, and learning disabilities.

WAM Theatre Lee $4,000

to producing theatrical events with a focus on women theatre artists and stories about women and girls.

Waterfront Historic Area League of New Bedford New Bedford $5,000

to promote the restoration and reuse of historic structures throughout New Bedford through preservation, advocacy and education.

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater Wellfleet $14,500

to present professional quality theater to the audiences of Cape Cod, provide an alternative theater experience not otherwise available in the region, and support our commitment to providing thought-provoking programming year round.

Westport River Watershed Alliance Westport $7,500

to educate the watershed community about its natural resources; to promote and advocate environmental stewardship and preservation of these resources and to recognize their aesthetic, recreational, and economic benefits.

Wheelock Family Theatre Boston $11,400

to provide high quality, affordable, professional theatre to children and families of diverse background and physical ability and to reduce prejudice and increase access to the theatre experience.

William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences Boston $8,300

to promote, encourage and disseminate literary, artistic and cultural expression of the subjects of war and social consequences, political violence and social justice.

Williams College Museum of Art Williamstown $11,400

to make dynamic art experiences that incite new thinking about art, museums, and the world.

Williamstown Theatre Festival Williamstown $32,400

to produce classic and new works with distinction, offer emerging theater artists exceptional opportunities, and create and sustain programs that have the potential to serve a diverse community.

Woods Hole Film Festival Falmouth $4,000

to support special film and science screening events, workshops, and additional workshops and a kid film screening weekend.

Worcester Art Museum Worcester $57,000

to support the promotion of art and art education, the preservation and exhibition of works and objects of art, and the making and exhibiting of collections of such works; and to provide instruction in the industrial and fine arts for the benefit of all.

Worcester Center for Crafts Worcester $11,100

to sustain craft as a vital part of our world through support for the craft-artist entrepreneur, craft education, and developing the craft market.

Worcester Center for the Performing Arts Worcester $51,600

to present Broadway shows, concerts, dance, comedy, and other performing arts.

Worcester Chamber Music Society Worcester $5,000

to bring classical chamber music to a wide variety of people in the community.

Worcester County Mechanics Association Worcester $21,500

to preserve and promote Mechanics Hall, America’s finest pre-Civil War concert hall, as an inspirational performance and gathering space among emerging and established performing arts and presenting organizations.

Young at Heart Chorus Northampton $4,100

to present a positive image of aging and dispel stereotypes of the elderly through musical and theatrical performances.

Young Audiences of Massachusetts Boston $10,100

to educate, inspire and empower the youth of Massachusetts through the arts by presenting high-quality, diverse, multi-disciplinary, learning-focused arts programming to students throughout the Commonwealth.

Zamir Chorale of Boston Newton $4,300

to preserve, promote, and perpetuate Jewish culture for a wide variety of audiences through choral performances, symposia, recordings, publications, and the commissioning of new musical works.

Zeiterion Theatre New Bedford $24,600

to provide New Bedford and the Southcoast region with performing arts programming that inspires, educates, engages and entertains by presenting programs of excellence that speak to a diversity of cultures and interests; Encourage and enrich young people’s

Zephyr Press Brookline $4,000

to publish literary titles that foster a deeper understanding of other cultures and languages, with a focus on contemporary literature in translation from Russia, Eastern Europe, and East Asia; and to further promote cross-cultural exchange by organizing

Zoo New England Boston $57,000

to inspire people to protect and sustain the natural world for future generations by creating fun and engaging experiences that integrate wildlife and conservation programs, research, and education.

Zumix Boston $14,000

to channel the motivation generated by music and technology to develop focus, discipline, and study skills in urban youth, a population at great risk of educational failure and vocational marginality; and to build community through the arts in East Boston

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Organization City/Town Grant
20 Summers Provincetown $2,500

To Support a Conversation Series in the Hawthorne Barn: to provide a five part conversation Series taking place within the historic Hawthorne Barn in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Acre Family Day Care Lowell $2,500

Pre-K STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math): to produce the 5th Annual STEAM fair to Pre-K students and families.

AHA! New Bedford New Bedford $2,500

Kids Rule: to support programming by and for youth as part of July AHA! Night, which is themed “Kids Rule.”

Albany Berkshire Ballet Pittsfield $2,500

Rockwell in Our Time: to support “Rockwell In Our Times,” a new work by Mary Giannone Talmi based on Norman Rockwell’s iconic paintings “The Four Freedoms.”

Amherst Cinema Arts Center Amherst $2,500

See-Hear-Feel-Film: to produce “See-Hear-Feel-Film” (SHFF) with third graders how to feed their imaginations, develop their writing skills, and help them become active and thoughtful viewers.

ANIKAYA/Akhra Somerville $2,500

The Listen Project: for a series of workshops to develop an ensemble of Deaf performers to create and perform site-responsive works in public spaces.

Arlington Public Art Arlington $2,500

PATHWAYS: Art on the Minuteman Bikeway: to support the production of site-specific art installation and related community engagement activities along the Minuteman Bikeway.

Ashmont Hill Chamber Music Boston $2,500

Residency with Bass-baritone Dashon Burton: for a residency with bass-baritone Dashon Burton, including a recital, a workshop with Boston City Singers, and vocal coaching for the Ashmont Boys Choir.

Asian American Resource Workshop Boston $2,500

Boston Asian American Film Festival: for the Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF).

BAMS Fest Boston $2,500

Boston Art & Music Soul Festival: for a music festival that celebrates Franklin Park–Playstead as ground zero for black arts, entertainment, and community convening.

Belmont World Film Sudbury $2,500

Belmont World Film 17th Annual Family Festival: to support a 4-day film festival for children age 3-12, featuring narrative and documentary films based mostly on children’s books, a live version of WBUR’s international children’s fable podcast “Circle

Berkshire Children’s Chorus Sheffield $2,500

Music of the British Isles: for a series of concerts featuring the Berkshire Children’s Chorus and a number of local musicians performing music of the British Isles.

Berkshire Cultural Resource Center North Adams $2,500

DownStreet Art: for a gallery walk and a street party during four monthly events known as “DownStreet Art Thursdays” that celebrate the artistic vibrancy and community spirit of North Adams.

Berkshire South Regional Community Center Great Barrington $2,500

Berkshire Ukulele Band and Berkshire Sings: for free ukulele group lessons, singing exercises, and lessons.

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center Boston $2,500

Inside Chinatown: to produce an exhibition focusing on the voices of local Chinatown laborers, often invisible to those who frequent the neighborhood, by documenting & sharing their experiences through storytelling and photography workshops.

Boston Shakespeare Project Boston $2,500

Shakespeare in Motion After-School Program: for an after-school theatre arts program where students learn the essentials of acting, directing, and explore Shakespeare’s enduring characters and themes through the lens of their own experience.

Brown Box Theatre Project Boston $2,500

World Premiere tour of Mox Nox by Patrick Gabridge: for a new work by local playwright Pat Gabridge, including workshops centered around script development, technical elements, and creative choices.

Cambridge Center for Adult Education Cambridge $2,500

Blacksmith House Poetry Series: to support the Blacksmith House Poetry Series (BHPS), a series of readings that bring together an audience of celebrated local writers, students, and readers who are curious and enthusiastic about contemporary poetry.

Cambridge Community Television Cambridge $2,500

The Art of the Everyday: 24 Hours in Cambridge: for a community video montage of 24 hours in Cambridge, exposing participants and viewers to the lifestyles of people who live, work, play, and go to school in Cambridge.

Canal District Alliance Worcester $2,500

Worcester’s Blackstone Canal Horse and Wagon Tours: to support 16 youth from South High Community School to research, write, deliver, and lead public tours of The Canal District on wagons pulled by Belgian draft horses.

Cappella Clausura Newton $2,500

Fanny Hensel: 3 Cantatas: for a concert featuring Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s three cantatas for chorus, soloists, and orchestras.

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England Boston $2,500

Cultural performances in Chinatown: to provide performances at the Chinatown Gate on the Greenway and at the August Moon Festival during July and August.

Community Service Care Boston $2,500

Families Creating Together Fall Family Arts Learning Cycle: to provide free/low-cost inclusive community-based art workshops, field trips, art training & materials for children with disabilities and their parents.

Convergence Ensemble Boston $2,500

American Voice in Poetry and Song: for a concert hosted by American Voice in Poetry and Song, a chamber music/spoken word program weaving together songs and poetry from the Harlem Renaissance, the Transcendentalist movement, and present day works, show

Cooperative Productions Dighton $2,500

CO-OP Music & Arts Performance: to empower those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including brain injuries, through performance arts.

Da Camara Singers Amherst $2,500

Young Composers Commission Project: to produce two public concerts and commission works created by young composers with choir accompaniment, in Pioneer Valley venues.

DÜNYA Belmont $2,500

Othello in the Seraglio: screenings of a “coffeehouse opera”: to conduct screenings and discussions for the film adaptation of Dnya’s coffeehouse opera “Othello in the Seraglio,” a unique Middle Eastern version of the Othello tale.

Easthampton City Arts + Easthampton $2,500

Youth Arts Initiative: to produce an 8 week intergenerational art piece that brings teenagers and senior citizens together to create art, share stories, learn history, make connections, and build bridges within the community of Easthampton, MA.

Emerson College Art Gallery Boston $2,500

Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention: to produce “Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention,” an exhibition featuring visual artists of the African diaspora.

Framingham Downtown Renaissance Framingham $2,500

Now & Then Portraits Utility Box Project: to produce public art wraps on five utility boxes in the central business district core of downtown Framingham to be featured as part of the Cultural and Creative Placemaking Tour.

Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell Lowell $2,500

The Lowell We Live In: to produce The Lowell We Live In, a series of hands-on activities exploring the cultural, social, economic, and political composition of Lowell.

Girls Incorporated of Worcester Worcester $2,500

Girls Inc. of Worcester Fine Arts Enhancement Series: to produce Girls Inc.?s after school, violence prevention, expressive arts program with a fine-arts series.

Girls Rock Campaign Boston Boston $2,500

Girls Rock Campaign Boston (GRCB) Summer Sessions: for music instruction for girls ages 8?17 where participants receive technical instrument instruction, form bands and write an original song, then perform at a public showcase at a Boston venue.

Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation Gloucester $2,500

Music on Meetinghouse Green: for an outdoor music festival that features popular musical performers and local food vendors.

Gloucester Writers Center Gloucester $2,500

Writing in Place: Dogtown Writers Festival: to support the Dogtown Writers Festival.

GreenRoots Chelsea $2,500

Reclaiming Chelsea’s Waterways by Kayak and Canoe: to produce up to 5 canoeing/kayaking adventures, launching from different points surrounding Chelsea and East Boston, to allow residents to become more knowledgeable about their surrounding rivers.

HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands Cambridge $2,500

Elm Street Art Action: for a new participatory art-making area for the HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands.

Housing Families Malden $2,500

GREAT Youth and Families Program (GYFP): to provide art- and play-therapy for children, youth, and parents who have experienced homelessness or housing insecurity.

Juventas New Music Ensemble Wellesley $2,500

The Boston New Music Festival: for the Boston New Music Festival.

Lexington Chamber Music Center Lexington $2,500

Lexington Chamber Music Center Outreach Concert Series: to support a series of concerts for senior citizens and patients in retirement facilities and hospitals, bringing the joy of classical music by young student musicians to underserved communities.<

Liars & Believers Cambridge $2,500

A Story Beyond: to produce an original musical fable and present workshops in underserved Greater Boston communities.

Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race Lowell $2,500

The Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race: to produce human powered art sculptures, celebrating the intersection of art, science, engineering, math and technology.

Lowell Telecommunications Corporation Lowell $2,500

Video Storytelling for Teens: to support a program that teaches low income teens media arts skills by creating documentary-style videos for broadcast on LTC channels in Lowell.

LuminArtz Essex $2,500

ILLUMINUS Festival: for a festival that brings together artists, light techs, and the community to light up downtown Boston.

Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness Danvers $2,500

MCNAA: Celebrating 30 Years: for a special two-day intertribal Pow-wow in Haverhill, Massachusetts to Celebrate 30 Years of Native American artistry through dance, music, and art.

Medford Arts Center Medford $2,500

Medford Arts Resource Vehicle (MARV) Trash to Treasures Program: for “Trash to Treasures,” an artist facilitated art program delivered via a mobile art center named MARV that includes making clothing, jewelry, sculpture, and musical instruments.

musiConnects Boston $2,500

Family, Fiddle, Food, Fest!: for guest musicians to teach students string instruments, French Canadian fiddle tunes, and the Cajun music of Louisiana followed by a public performance.

Mystic Learning Center Somerville $2,500

Somerville Youth Arts Festival presented by BOH: for a Somerville Youth Arts Festival hosted by Books of Hope.

Nantucket Dreamland Foundation Nantucket $2,500

The Dreamland Stage Company’s production of “The Diary of Anne Frank”.

New Bedford Department of Parks, Recreation, and Beaches New Bedford $2,500

Music on West Beach: to support free programming to celebrate the many styles of Jamaican, Cape Verdean, Portuguese, and local music, in New Bedford’s South End.

New Bedford Historical Society New Bedford $2,500

Abolition Row Project: to support the Abolition Row Project, which brings together researchers, writers, and artists to highlight the 19th century antislavery abolitionists who lived in the Seventh Street neighborhood.

New England Brass Band Groton $2,500

Cosmic Classics: Coalescing Musical Communities: to create a new arrangement of Gustav Mahler?s Symphony No. 2 for choir, organ, and brass band.

North Shore Community Development Coalition Salem $2,500

Beyond the Museum: Lecture and Workshop Series: for a lecture and workshop series to support educational programming for the Punto Urban Art Museum.

Novi Cantori Longmeadow $2,500

Music that Restores: A choral composers’ forum hosted by Novi Cantori: to rehearse, edit, and perform new compositions.

Old Colony Historical Society Taunton $2,500

Liberty and Union Fall Festival: for a family-friendly festival in historic Downtown Taunton to celebrate the first recorded raising of the City?s flag.

On with Living and Learning Boston $2,500

Unheard: Listen Up!: for self-advocacy workshops and research for women to build a multimedia production and integrate a curated exhibit of 80 portraits by an incarcerated women artist.

Palante Theater Company Holyoke $2,500

“Dancing in My Cockroach Killers”: to produce “Dancing in my Cockroach Killers” by Pregones Theater/Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre for performances presented by the Palante Theatre Company.

Palaver Strings Brookline $2,500

Lifesongs Project: to support Palaver Strings, Ethos, and the LGBT Aging Project as they work with elderly LGBT adults throughout Boston to co-write songs about their life experiences and present them in a public concert.

Piti Theatre Company Charlemont $2,500

Great Greenfield DinoFest: for a festival to celebrate local history and the region’s connection to the birth of paleontology, and to highlight environmental issues as they relate to the theme of extinction.

Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival Provincetown $2,500

Talisman Roses: to produce the premiere of one of Tennessee Williams unknown plays and 3 new plays by New England playwrights, tackling diverse topics including mental health in a relatable context.

Rockport New Year’s Eve Rockport $2,500

Rockport New Year’s Eve: for an accessible, affordable, and culturally diverse celebration of the arts on New Year’s Eve in Rockport Massachusetts.

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy Boston $2,500

Youth Adventure Days: to support Youth Adventure Day, free four-hour field trips to exhibits at The Greenway for groups of school-aged children from Boys & Girls Clubs and other youth-serving organizations located in predominantly low-income Boston nei

Silverthorne Theater Company Montague $2,500

WHITE, BLACK & BLUE, by Steve Henderson and Will Chalmus: for the premiere of the play “White, Black & Blue” by Massachusetts playwrights Steve Henderson and Will Chalmus.

South Shore Young Men’s Christian Association Norwell $2,500

Art Program Engagement Project: to support integrated art shows and educational programming, including lectures, workshops and hands-on programs reaching all ages at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell.

Sterling Youth Ballet Sterling $2,500

Nutcracker Ballet 2018: for performances of the Nutcracker Ballet at the Stratos G. Dukakis Performing Arts Center in Fitchburg.

Survivor Theatre Project Cambridge $2,500

Western Massachusetts Performance Project: to support the Western Massachusetts Performance Project, a theatre workshop intensive for survivors of sexual violence in and around the Western MA area, in partnership with Womanshelter/Compa¤eras of Holyoke

Sustainable Center for Agricultural Preservation and Education Truro $2,500

Meet the Farmer: Food = Health!: for a farmers market for Cape Cod elementary schools that includes “Bee Diversity,” a children’s art exhibit.

The Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association of Greater Lowell Lowell $2,500

Cambodian Cultural After School Program (CCASP): for a program for youth ages 7-14 that combines homework help with lessons in traditional Khmer music and dance performance.

The Cantilena Chamber Choir Lenox $2,500

Martin Luther King Concert Celebration 2019: for a Martin Luther King Psalms and Spirituals sing at Trinity Church in Lenox, including guest performers Baltimore’s inner city Urban Choral Arts Society, a mixed youth and adult choir.

The Coalition for Arts, Culture, and a Healthy Economy in Medford Medford $2,500

Mystic River Celebration: for an arts festival along the Mystic River.

The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts Watertown $2,500

Perceptions of Self: for an art exhibit that combines “selfies” and traditional self-portraits to address equity, diversity, and inclusion in the community and the broader Boston region.

The Marble Collection Lakeville $2,500

Mentoring for Publication Workshop: for a six-week workshop pairing Massachusetts teen artists and writers with college student mentors to guide their work towards publication.

The Master Singers Needham $2,500

50th Anniversary: Lexington?s Choral Arts Concert: for a concert celebrating choral music in Lexington with a new work from a local composer for chorus, and orchestra.

The Nolumbeka Project Greenfield $2,500

Pocumtuck Homelands Festival: for a festival celebrating Native American art, music, and culture that blends aspects of traditional powwows and indigenous vendors and performers with educational programs such as archaeologists, authors, and history les

UMASS Lowell Department of Art & Design Lowell $2,500

The 404 International Festival of Art and Technology: for a project that celebrates the union of art & technology with exhibits and performances ranging from interactive animation, Virtual Reality, innovative uses of legacy technology and other cross-d

Vineyard Arts Project Limited Edgartown $2,500

Vineyard Arts Outdoors: for “Vineyard Arts Outdoors,” culminating in outdoor workshop performances of three new works in progress from Black Iris Project, Cirio Collective, and The Public Theater.

Wellesley Choral Society Wellesley $2,500

Magnificent Magnificats: for a choral concert featuring several versions of “The Magnificat.”

Wellfleet Preservation Hall Wellfleet $2,500

A Year of Living Cinematically; A Cape Cod Youth Film Project: to provide creative teens with the opportunity to learn all aspects of film production from professionals and to screen their work in a professionally equipped venue.

Worcester Schubertiad Worcester $2,500

Classical Idol Competition and A Celebration of Youth: for a performing arts competition for Massachusetts high school students and college students who attend a Massachusetts colleges or universities.

Worcester Youth Center Worcester $2,500

Youth Center Dance Program: to provide a group of 10 youth to work with a dance instructor to explore the medium and social justice issues; and design and produce a performance for youth and community members.

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