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Cultural Investment Portfolio

Funding List

Fiscal Year 2020 Total: $5,626,000


Organization City/Town Grant
826 Boston Boston $3,500
A Far Cry Boston $3,500
Assabet Valley Mastersingers Boylston $3,500
Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative Pittsfield $3,500
Berkshire Playwrights Lab Great Barrington $3,500
Berkshire Pulse Great Barrington $3,500
Boston Book Festival Cambridge $3,500
BSA Foundation Boston $3,500
Buttonwood Park Zoo New Bedford $3,500
Cambridge Symphony Orchestra Cambridge $3,500
Design Museum Boston Boston $3,500
Grow Native Massachusetts Waltham $3,500
Heritage Museums & Gardens Sandwich $3,500
Hopkinton Center for the Arts Hopkinton $3,500
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation Boston $3,500
Nantucket Historical Association Nantucket $3,500
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center New Bedford $3,500
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra Association New Bedford $3,500
Newburyport Choral Society Newburyport $3,500
Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras Manchester-by-the-Sea $3,500
Now + There Boston $3,500
OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center Boston $3,500
Special Needs Arts Programs Lexington $3,500
The Coalition for Buzzards Bay New Bedford $3,500
The Community Art Center Cambridge $3,500
The Concord Chorus Concord $3,500
The Falmouth Chorale Falmouth $3,500
Transformative Culture Project Boston $3,500
Worcester Historical Museum Worcester $3,500

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Organization City/Town Grant
1794 Meetinghouse New Salem $4,500
Academy Playhouse Orleans $10,500
Acme Theater Productions Maynard $4,500
Actors’ Shakespeare Project Somerville $19,800
Agni Review Boston $5,500
All Newton Music School Newton $18,800
American Antiquarian Society Worcester $43,800
American Repertory Theatre Cambridge $60,000
Andover Historical Society Andover $7,200
Angkor Dance Troupe Lowell $4,600
Apollinaire Theatre Company Chelsea $7,200
Artists for Humanity Boston $34,200
Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston Boston $10,200
Arts Are Essential Acton $4,500
Arts Extension Institute Amherst $7,800
Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Barnstable $10,900
ArtsBoston Boston $22,400
ArtsWorcester Worcester $5,800
Aston Magna Foundation for Music and the Humanities Great Barrington $6,900
Available Potential Enterprises, Ltd. Northampton $4,700
Back Bay Chorale Boston $7,100
Ballet Theatre of Boston Cambridge $26,600
BalletRox Boston $6,300
Barrington Stage Company Pittsfield $38,300
Berkshire Choral International Sheffield $23,300
Berkshire Theatre Group Pittsfield $36,500
Blue Heron Renaissance Choir Newton $8,400
Boston Ballet Boston $60,000
Boston Baroque Boston $19,400
Boston Center for the Arts Boston $29,600
Boston Chamber Music Society Cambridge $8,300
Boston Children’s Chorus Boston $23,400
Boston Children’s Museum Boston $60,000
Boston City Singers Boston $11,300
Boston Cyberarts Boston $4,500
Boston Dance Alliance Boston $4,600
Boston Early Music Festival & Exhibition Cambridge $26,200
Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Boston $14,600
Boston Jewish Film Newton $12,300
Boston Landmarks Orchestra Boston $18,400
Boston Lyric Opera Company Boston $54,100
Boston Modern Orchestra Project Malden $14,800
Boston Musica Viva Boston $5,400
Boston Philharmonic Orchestra Corporation Boston $30,100
Boston Symphony Orchestra Boston $60,000
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras Boston $28,400
Brattle Film Foundation Cambridge $14,000
Brookline Arts Center Brookline $9,800
Brookline Music School Brookline $21,700
Cambridge Arts Council Cambridge $20,700
Cambridge Forum Cambridge $4,500
Cambridge Historical Commission Cambridge $12,100
Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center Cambridge $10,000
Cantemus Chamber Chorus Hamilton $4,500
Cape Ann Museum Gloucester $23,300
Cape Ann Symphony Orchestra Gloucester $6,400
Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Eastham $6,400
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Brewster $19,200
Cape Cod Symphony & Conservatory of Music and Arts Barnstable $36,800
Cape Cod Writers Center Barnstable $4,500
Celebrity Series of Boston Boston $48,600
Center for EcoTechnology Pittsfield $44,900
Central Square Theater Cambridge $21,100
Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston Boston $4,900
Charlestown Working Theater Boston $3,400
Chester Theatre Company Chester $9,400
Chesterwood Museum and Estate Stockbridge $11,500
Chinese Culture Connection Malden $6,900
Civic Symphony Orchestra of Boston Boston $5,100
Close Encounters with Music Great Barrington $4,600
Collage New Music Brookline $4,500
Commonwealth Chorale Newton $4,500
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Wellesley $17,400
Community Access to the Arts Great Barrington $12,700
Community Music Center of Boston Boston $27,500
Community Music School of Springfield Springfield $20,800
Company One Boston $11,800
Concord Chamber Music Society Concord $4,500
Concord Museum Concord $23,300
Contact Collaborations Northampton $5,100
Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation Brookline $34,900
Coro Allegro Boston $6,300
Country Dance & Song Society Easthampton $19,400
Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University Framingham $15,000
Davis Museum and Cultural Center Wellesley $13,500
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Lincoln $40,700
Discovery Museum Acton $20,800
Documentary Educational Resources Watertown $15,400
Dorchester Community Center for the Visual Arts Boston $4,500
Double Edge Theatre Productions Ashfield $13,100
Drama Studio Springfield $8,400
Earthdance Creative Living Project Plainfield $10,300
EcoTarium Worcester $38,100
Edith Wharton Restoration Lenox $23,300
Emmanuel Music Boston $12,800
Enchanted Circle Theater Holyoke $10,400
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Amherst $31,100
Essex Art Center Lawrence $10,400
Express Yourself Beverly $11,600
Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Provincetown $20,400
Fitchburg Art Museum Fitchburg $16,900
Flying Cloud Institute Great Barrington $8,200
Folk Arts Center of New England Stoneham $8,300
Fort Point Arts Community Boston $6,500
From The Top Boston $32,100
Fuller Craft Museum Brockton $18,100
Global Arts Live Cambridge $24,700
Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center Gloucester $13,500
Golden Tones Wayland $4,500
Gore Place Society Waltham $15,200
Greater Boston Stage Company Stoneham $23,400
Grub Street Boston $24,200
Hancock Shaker Village Pittsfield $22,900
Handel and Haydn Society Boston $41,200
Harvard Art Museums Cambridge $15,000
Harwich Junior Theatre Harwich $11,400
Historic Deerfield Deerfield $46,400
Historic New England Boston $60,000
Hull Lifesaving Museum Hull $9,300
Huntington Theatre Company Boston $60,000
Images Cinema Williamstown $9,200
Indian Hill Music Littleton $33,700
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción Boston $13,200
Institute for Human Centered Design Boston $22,500
IS183 Art School of the Berkshires West Stockbridge $10,800
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston $60,000
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Becket $48,100
Jewish Arts Collaborative Newton $14,400
Joy of Music Program Worcester $14,600
Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts & Action Amherst $8,300
KO Theater Works Belchertown $4,500
La Donna Musicale Arlington $4,500
Lesley University College of Art and Design Cambridge $15,000
Lexington Symphony Lexington $9,600
List Visual Arts Center Cambridge $15,000
Lloyd Center for the Environment Dartmouth $12,100
Longwood Symphony Orchestra Boston $7,000
Longy School of Music of Bard College Cambridge $15,000
Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust Lowell $7,200
Lyric Stage Company of Boston Boston $24,700
Manomet Plymouth $38,800
Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society Tisbury $4,800
Martha’s Vineyard Film Society Tisbury $15,600
Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse Tisbury $12,700
Massachusetts Audubon Society Lincoln $60,000
Massachusetts Center for the Book Concord $5,800
Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild Mashpee $6,200
Massachusetts Historical Society Boston $44,600
Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts Holyoke $7,300
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art North Adams $60,000
MassArt Art Museum Boston $12,300
Masterworks Chorale Weston $4,700
Maud Morgan Arts: a program of Agassiz Baldwin Community Cambridge $8,300
Medicine Wheel Productions Boston $9,600
Merrimack Repertory Theatre Lowell $26,500
Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline Boston $4,500
Metropolitan Wind Symphony Boston $4,500
Mistral Music Andover $4,500
Montserrat College of Art Gallery Beverly $6,800
Mudflat Pottery School Somerville $14,800
Multi-Arts Hadley $4,500
Museum of African American History Boston $16,400
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Boston $60,000
Museum of Science Boston $60,000
Music Worcester Worcester $15,200
Musica Sacra Cambridge $4,500
Musicians of the Old Post Road Waltham $4,500
Narrows Center for the Arts Fall River $18,200
Nashua River Watershed Association Groton $12,000
National Center for Jewish Film Waltham $12,900
Native Plant Trust Framingham $28,300
New Art Center in Newton Newton $17,100
New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! New Bedford $9,100
New Bedford Whaling Museum New Bedford $36,500
New England Aquarium Boston $60,000
New England Classical Singers Andover $4,500
New England Conservatory Boston $30,000
New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston $60,000
New England Museum Association Arlington $10,700
New England Philharmonic Arlington $4,500
New England Quilt Museum Lowell $7,600
New Philharmonia Orchestra of Massachusetts Newton $6,300
Newton Historical Society Newton $8,200
North Bennet Street School Boston $45,800
Northampton Academy of Music Northampton $9,700
Northampton Arts Council Northampton $5,200
Northampton Community Music Center Northampton $12,200
Northeast Document Conservation Center Andover $35,000
Odaiko New England Woburn $4,500
Old South Association in Boston Boston $13,200
Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge $60,000
On Stage Newburyport $6,200
Open Door Arts! Boston $11,900
Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester Auburn $8,800
Passim Cambridge $20,100
Paul Revere Memorial Association Boston $15,700
Peabody Essex Museum Salem $60,000
Pioneer Valley Ballet Guild Easthampton $8,900
Pioneer Valley Symphony Greenfield $5,200
Plimoth Plantation Plymouth $58,500
Ploughshares Boston $10,500
Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra Plymouth $14,300
Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association and Memorial Hall Museum Deerfield $16,000
Preservation Worcester Worcester $8,100
Primary Source Watertown $18,700
Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston Newton $5,800
Project STEP Boston $11,800
Provincetown Art Association and Museum Provincetown $19,800
Provincetown Arts Press Provincetown $5,100
Provincetown Film Society Provincetown $13,200
Puppet Showplace Brookline $9,800
Radius Ensemble Concord $4,500
RAW Art Works Lynn $24,500
Rehearsal for Life Boston $18,500
Revels Watertown $19,700
Robert Treat Paine Estate Waltham $4,500
Rockport Music Rockport $34,200
Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum New Bedford $9,500
Salamander Boston $4,500
Sarasa Cambridge $4,500
Shakespeare & Company Lenox $37,800
Shelter Music Boston Arlington $5,200
Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program Williamsburg $17,900
Sociedad Latina Boston $21,700
Somerville Arts Council Somerville $11,500
South Shore Art Center Cohasset $13,400
South Shore Conservatory Hingham $40,400
Southeastern Massachusetts Arts Collaborative Attleboro $4,500
SpeakEasy Stage Company Boston $21,000
Spinner Publications New Bedford $4,500
Spontaneous Celebrations Boston $6,100
Springfield City Library Springfield $15,000
Springfield Museums Springfield $50,300
Springfield Symphony Orchestra Springfield $21,800
StageSource Boston $6,600
Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute Williamstown $60,000
Suzuki School of Newton Newton $18,200
Symphony by the Sea Beverly $4,500
The Art Connection Boston $6,200
The Berkshire Historical Society Pittsfield $5,200
The Berkshire Music School Pittsfield $10,600
The Boch Center Boston $60,000
The Boston Camerata Boston $6,600
The Boston Conservatory at Berklee Boston $30,000
The Bostonian Society Boston $24,900
The Cantata Singers Boston $10,800
The Cape Cod Museum of Art Dennis $12,400
The Cape Cod Theatre Project Falmouth $4,500
The Care Center Holyoke $21,100
The Center for Independent Documentary Boston $29,800
The Dance Complex Cambridge $13,200
The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts Boston $17,600
The Emily Dickinson Museum Amherst $12,200
The Firehouse Center for the Arts Newburyport $13,600
The Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge $21,900
The History Project Boston $4,500
The Hitchcock Center Amherst $12,900
The House of the Seven Gables Salem $22,800
The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston $60,000
The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Great Barrington $24,900
The Massachusetts Review Amherst $5,000
The Nature Connection Concord $5,900
The New England Quarterly Boston $5,100
The New Repertory Theatre Watertown $20,600
The Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge $42,800
The Orion Society Great Barrington $15,800
The Performance Project Northampton $4,500
The Rivers School Conservatory Weston $15,000
The Society of Arts and Crafts Boston $16,300
The Spectrum Singers Boxborough $4,500
The Theater Offensive Boston $16,600
The Trustees of Smith College Northampton $15,000
The Umbrella Community Arts Center Concord $21,800
The Writers’ Room of Boston Boston $4,500
The Yard Chilmark $16,700
Tower Hill Botanic Garden Boylston $39,300
Triboro Youth Theatre Attleboro $5,600
Triple Shadow Blandford $4,500
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill Truro $13,900
Tsongas Industrial History Center Lowell $14,300
Tunefoolery Music Boston $4,500
UMASS Amherst Asian Arts & Culture Program Amherst $6,900
Urbano Project Boston $8,400
USS Constitution Museum Boston $32,400
Voices Boston Brookline $6,300
Voices Rising Arlington $4,500
WAM Theatre Lee $6,100
Waterfront Historic Area League of New Bedford New Bedford $7,000
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater Wellfleet $16,400
Westport River Watershed Alliance Westport $10,100
Wheelock Family Theatre Boston $15,000
William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences Boston $10,900
Williams College Museum of Art Williamstown $15,000
Williamstown Theatre Festival Williamstown $37,800
Woods Hole Film Festival Falmouth $6,400
Worcester Art Museum Worcester $60,000
Worcester Center for Crafts Worcester $14,700
Worcester Center for the Performing Arts Worcester $57,700
Worcester Chamber Music Society Worcester $7,600
Worcester County Mechanics Association Worcester $26,700
Young at Heart Chorus Northampton $6,300
Young Audiences of Massachusetts Boston $13,600
Zamir Chorale of Boston Newton $6,500
Zeiterion Theatre New Bedford $28,700
Zoo New England Boston $60,000
Zumix Boston $17,300

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Organization City/Town Grant
18 Degrees Pittsfield $2,500

Kids 4 Harmony Berkshire Seminario: for a program for the North Adams and Pittsfield locations of Kids 4 Harmony (K4H) to come together to rehearse and perform with a full orchestra for the Berkshire County community.

20 Summers Provincetown $2,500

Conversation Series in Provincetown’s Hawthorne Barn: for a project presenting five public Conversation events, as part of Twenty Summers’ 2020 month-long arts and culture festival.

African Community Education Program Worcester $2,500

ACE Festival: to share African culture with the Worcester community at the ACE Spring Festival, engaging youth in learning and performing African-HipHop dance and African drumming routines.

AHA! New Bedford New Bedford $2,500

Wind and Water: August AHA! Night (Arts, History, and Architecture): to support programming by and for youth and local families as part of the August AHA! Night which is themed Wind and Water.

Amherst Cinema Arts Center Amherst $2,500

See-Hear-Feel-Film: for a project that uses the immense power of film to teach third graders how to feed their imaginations, develop their writing skills and become active and thoughtful viewers.

Andover Choral Society Andover $2,500

Creation: Composers of the Merrimack Valley: to promote choral music by local composers over the last century, with a special focus on a newly commissioned piece by Andover composer Demetrius Spaneas.

ANIKAYA/Akhra Somerville $2,500

Sacred Spaces 2019: for a series of outdoor site-responsive and site-specific works created with Boston-based dancers and community members intended to reveal the sacred in urban and mundane places.

Arlekin Players Theatre Needham $2,500

The Seagull: for a production of Anton Chekhov’s THE SEAGULL in a bold new adaptation written and directed by Artistic Director Igor Golyak.

Arlington Public Art Arlington $2,500

PATHWAYS: for a series of site-specific installation art and related community engagement activities — talks and workshops — celebrating nature and community along a woodsy section of the Minuteman Bikeway.

Ashmont Hill Chamber Music Boston $2,500

Growing a Partnership: Ashmont Hill Chamber Music and Project STEP: for a project that includes two concerts and two outreach activities with Ashmont Hill Chamber Music and Project STEP.

Asian American Resource Workshop Boston $2,500

Boston Asian American Film Festival: to support the 2019 Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF).

Audio Journal Worcester $2,500

Audio Description at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts: for individuals who are visually impaired to fully experience live theater.

BAMS Fest Boston $2,500

Boston Art & Music Soul Festival: for a project that celebrates and recognizes the contributions and value of Black artistry and local artists in the City of Boston.

Bard College at Simon’s Rock Great Barrington $2,500

South Berkshire Concert Series: for a project that provides opportunities to experience high quality musical programming–four concerts from the traditional and new repertoire–to diverse audiences in western Massachusetts.

Belmont World Film Sudbury $2,500

Belmont World Film’s 17th Annual Family Festival: for a project consisting of a 4-day film festival for children, featuring narrative and documentary film programs, based mostly on children’s books, as well as filmmaking workshop.

Berkshire Lyric Theatre Pittsfield $2,500

Berkshire Lyric 2020 High School Masterworks Concert Initiative: for several Berkshire County public high school choruses to join Berkshire Lyric in a Masterworks concert at Tanglewood’s Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Berkshire South Regional Community Center Great Barrington $2,500

Berkshire Ukulele Band and Berkshire Sings: for a project offering those age 13 to 103 the chance to participate in free ukulele group lessons and/or singing lessons.

Blues to Green Huntington $2,500

Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival: for a project showing how people of color have shaped American music, and offering free world-class jazz and roots music to culturally revitalize Springfield.

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center Boston $2,500

Chinatown Presents 2019-2020: for a project to amplify the voices of Asian American and immigrant arts/cultural practitioners through the Chinatown Presents 2019-2020 performance season.

Boston Latino International Film Festival Boston $2,500

Boston Latino International Film Festival 2019: for a five-day film festival presenting the best films from US Latino, Latin American, and Spanish filmmakers.

Boston Shakespeare Project Boston $2,500

Shakespeare in Motion, New After-School Program Location: for a year long, theatre arts after-school program.

Boston Theater Company Boston $2,500

The Gay Agenda: for the development of a new documentary play that takes a look inside the LGTBQ community.

Boston University Arts Initiative Boston $2,500

2019 BU Global Music Festival: to present high-caliber, global musicians as well as local artists from immigrant, indigenous, and cultural communities in a festival on the BU campus that is free, family-friendly, and open to the public.

Bourne Historical Society Bourne $2,500

Wampanoag Day at Aptucxet Museum: for a project to be held on the grounds of the Aptucxet Museums that showcases the arts and culture of the local Wampanoag tribe through dance performances, music and tribal drumming along with cultural demonstrations and food prepared by tribal members.

Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs Westwood $2,500

Amplifying Creative Youth Voices in Ocean Conservation: for a program to host art exhibitions in Massachusetts that showcase teens’ creative works focusing on climate change, endangered species, and pollution, with the goal of inspiring broader awareness, dialogue, and action around ocean conservation.

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield Westfield $2,500

Mural Club: for Youth ages 11-18 who participate in the Boys and Girls Club’s Mural Club to plan, design, enlarge, paint, and seal an outdoor mural for the public to enjoy.

Brown Box Theatre Project Boston $2,500

World Premiere tour of Mox Nox by Patrick Gabridge: to workshop, produce, and tour a new play by local playwright Pat Gabridge throughout Eastern Massachusetts.

Cambridge Community Television Cambridge $2,500

Artist Residency for Multimedia Artists of Color: for residencies for multimedia artists of color to create new, tech-based artworks at Cambridge Community Television’s media center.

Cambridge Youth Dance Program Somerville $2,500

What the Dickens!: for an original holiday show to be performed during the December holiday season.

Cantilena Somerville $2,500

Cantilena Commission – Women’s Voices 4 Climate Action: for a project using music to raise awareness of climate change.

Cape Cod Chorale Sandwich $2,500

Felix and Fanny – Great Choral Works of the Mendelssohn Siblings: for a collaborative project for the Cape Cod Chorale and the Choral Art Society of the South Shore to present Mendelssohn works not often performed.

Castle of our Skins Boston $2,500

Boston Latin Academy residency: for a week-long music performance and education residency.

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

Cultural Performances at the August Moon Festival in Chinatown: for a live performance at the August Moon Festival at the Chinatown Gate on the Greenway and at the Phillips Square on Harrison Avenue between Essex and Beach Streets.

Co-Incidence Brookline $2,500

Co-Incidence Festival 2020: for a 10-day experimental music festival in January 2020 hosting composers and thinkers at Washington Street Art Center.

Community Service Care Boston $2,500

Families Creating Together Fall Family Arts Learning Cycle: to support opportunities in the arts for diverse children and families with and without disabilities through a series of family art workshops, field trips, and process art training, and art materials for parents.

Convergence Ensemble Boston $2,500

American Voice in Poetry and Song: for a chamber music/spoken word program which weaves together songs and poetry from the Harlem Renaissance, the Transcendentalist movement, and present day work.

Cooperative Production Dighton $2,500

CO-OP Community Choir: to bring musical performances to the public and to individuals where attendance at music venues is difficult.

Create. Inspire. Change. Theater Company Sudbury $2,500

Take the Stage! Theater Workshop: for a project which gives students a chance to be involved in all aspects of theater.

Dedham School of Music Dedham $2,500

Summer Music Lessons for Low-Income Elementary Students: for a project designed to provide Summer music lessons for low-income elementary students currently participating in the Dedham School of Music’s after-school lesson partnership program.

Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble Watertown $2,500

Reclaimed Tales through Music & Puppetry: for a project that is centered around the Boston premiere of “Leylie,” a newly composed musical work by award-winning composer Bahar Royaee, with shadow puppetry by theater artist Deniz Khateri.

Downtown Taunton Foundation Taunton $2,500

2019 Summer Concert Series: for free outdoor concerts featuring diverse musical genres in a beautiful and historic neighborhood in downtown Taunton.

Dream Out Loud Center New Bedford $2,500

The Dream Out Loud Showcase: for a project in which students create original songs, poetry, videos, visual and digital works of art.

Eastham Public Library Eastham $2,500

Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the First Encounter in Eastham: for the kick-off week of the Commemoration year of the First Encounter between the Nausets and Pilgrims on Dec. 8, 1620.

Easthampton City Arts + Easthampton $2,500

Youth Arts Initiative: for an intergenerational art project that builds upon past successes to bring teenagers and senior citizens together to create art, share stories, make connections, and build bridges within our community.

Easton Children’s Museum Easton $2,500

Science on the Go! Access Initiative at BCCASP: to provide access for kids participating in tutoring programs and Community after School Programs in Brockton to a program that transforms a classroom or community space into an interactive science lab.

Elevated Thought Foundation Lawrence $2,500

Co-Creating Culture Phase 2: for the Co-Creating Culture Campaign of community inspired public art work in the city of Lawrence.

Erving Public Library Erving $2,500

Local Performing Artists Celebrate a New Library in the Town of Erving: for a music performance series.

Family Health Center of Worcester Inc. Worcester $2,500

2019 Annual Neighborhood Health Fair: for cultural performances and children’s programming at Family Health Center of Worcester’s Annual Neighborhood Health Fair.

Framingham Downtown Renaissance Framingham $2,500

Downtown Art Concert Series: for a six week music series.

Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell Lowell $2,500

Dramatic Divas: for a project that fuses dramatic arts education with media literacy to enable members to develop short performances that re-enact pivotal moments in modern women’s history.

Girls Rock Campaign Boston Boston $2,500

Girls Rock Campaign Boston (GRCB) Summer Sessions: for a project to run two, week-long music instruction and mentorship sessions.

Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation Gloucester $2,500

Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation – Music on Meetinghouse Green: for A nine-week free summer outdoor music festival that features popular musical performers and local food vendors to engage diverse cultural and visitor groups.

GreenRoots Chelsea $2,500

Connecting Chelsea and East Boston residents to their waterways by boa: for a project that connects Chelsea and East Boston residents to their local waterbody.

Hibernian Hall Boston $2,500

“Stick Fly” Comes to Hibernian Hall!: for a production of Lydia Diamond’s play “Stick Fly” in Roxbury.

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

Elm Street Activist Art: for a participatory art-making area at the HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands, inviting the public to create or contribute to art with a social/environmental justice focus.

Housing Families Malden $2,500

The GREAT Youth and Families Program: for an afterschool program that provides expressive therapies to children and parents who are experiencing homelessness, housing insecurity, and other traumas.

In Good Company Boston $2,500

Radiance of the Day: to create a new musical theater piece, in collaboration with the Eureka Ensemble, incorporating music from the cultures of many of today’s immigrants, as well as first-hand accounts of their challenges.

International Book Fair Lawrence $2,500

International Book Fair 2019: to support the Children’s Fair that is part of the International Book Fair.

Irish Cultural Center of Western New England West Springfield $2,500

Next Stop: America. Presenting the Stories of Irish Immigrants: to record, preserve, interpret, and share the stories, pictures, and experiences of Irish immigrants in Western Massachusetts.

Jean Appolon Expressions Boston $2,500

Lawrence Summer Dance Program: for a project to bring accessible cultural identity and dance education, along with yoga instruction and performance opportunities to Merrimack Valley-area children ages 5 to 18.

Korean Cultural Society of Boston Lexington $2,500

New World Perspective: Korea Meets the West: for a concert featuring Gugak (Korean traditional music) performers from Korea in collaboration with principal dancers of the Boston Ballet and a former faculty member of the Berklee College of Music.

Lawrence Public Library Lawrence $2,500

Jowdy World Knowledge Challenge: for Jowdy World Knowledge Challenge, an educational and cultural program at the Lawrence Public Library.

Lexington Chamber Music Center Lexington $2,500

Lexington Chamber Music Center Outreach Concert Series: for a series of concerts for senior citizens and patients in retirement facilities and hospitals in the MetroWest region.

Liars & Believers Cambridge $2,500

#ELEKTRA: for a project to devise a new play with music and physical theatre, exploring women’s empowerment.

Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race Lowell $2,500

The Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race: for a project celebrating the intersection of art, science, engineering, math and technology by way of racing human powered art sculptures.

Lowell Telecommunications Corporation Lowell $2,500

Teen Video Production Workshops: for a program that provides project-based training in video production for teens from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell .

LuminArtz Essex $2,500

ILLUMINOUS Festival 2019: for a contemporary arts festival that manipulates light and sound to turn Boston’s streets into an installation gallery.

Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness Danvers $2,500

Sharing Intertribal Cultures and Traditions: to showcase Native American dance, art, and music to lead to greater engagement and cultural understanding.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Foundation North Adams $2,500

Theatre Season Guest Artist Residency: for a residency, including a series of public performances of original material.

Medford Arts Center Medford $2,500

Medford Arts Resource Vehicle (MARV) Program: to bring a broad range of creative outlets to a widely diverse group of residents of Medford and nearby communities.

Metalwerx Waltham $2,500

Outreach Program: Offsite Classes with Waltham Organizations: for supporting outreach activities to organizations in Waltham by providing engaging metalsmithing courses to participants, who would not otherwise encounter them.

musiConnects Boston $2,500

The “Third Place” Performance Series: for a project to bring the multi-generational residents of Mattapan together for a series of four interactive, live professional chamber music performances.

Mystic Learning Center Somerville $2,500

Somerville Youth Arts Festival presented by BOH: to collaborate with several arts and youth groups to produce a Somerville Youth Arts Festival.

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

Music On West Beach: for a project that brings free inclusive music programming to our community, providing an opportunity for people to come together and celebrate the many styles of Jamaican, Cape Verdean, Portuguese, and local music.

New Bedford Historical Society New Bedford $2,500

MA 54th Volunteer Infantry Gravesite Project: to document, clean, and preserve the gravesites of the men who fought for the MA 54th Volunteer Infantry buried in local cemeteries.

Non-Event Boston $2,500

Sound Installations at Washington Street Art Center: for a series of four weekend sound installations with related performances.

North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra Swampscott $2,500

North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra Fall Concert: for a collaboration between the NSPO and the USM Chorale and MA high school choirs in a performance of Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor.

Old Colony Historical Society Taunton $2,500

Liberty and Union Fall Festival 2019: for a family-friendly festival in historic Downtown Taunton, connecting residents today with an important moment from the city’s past.

Opera del West Wayland $2,500

Massenet’s Cendrillon (Cinderella): for a concert version of the opera, “Cendrillon” at The Center for Arts in Natick, and a fully staged version with orchestra and dancers at The Boston Center for the Arts.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Pittsfield $2,500

The Culture of Sport: Race, Class and Gender: for an intergenerational day of learning organized by volunteers exploring the history and culture of sport through the lenses of race, class, and gender.

Peabody Institute Library Foundation Peabody $2,500

English as Experience: Visual Arts: to support English Language learners by through workshop-based arts-themed English classes, culminating in an art exhibit at ArcWorks Community Art Center.

Piti Theatre Company Montague $2,500

3rd Annual Great Greenfield DinoFest: for a festival to feature theatre, art, interactive history exhibits, dino-themed food, and related events.

Powers Music School Belmont $2,500

Musical Storytelling Program: for live musical interpretations of children’s books for young children and their caregivers.

Rockport New Year’s Eve Rockport $2,500

Rockport New Year’s Eve 2019: for an accessible, affordable and culturally diverse celebration of the arts on New Year’s Eve in Rockport.

Salem Film Fest Salem $2,500

Salem Film Fest: for an International Documentary Film Festival.

Sandwich Arts Alliance Sandwich $2,500

Village Concert Series + ”Behind the Scenes: Outreach Through Music”: for a series of three concerts to bring music and dance to Sandwich, combined with an extra program for each concert to augment the offerings of the schools, and local senior programs.

Silverthorne Theater Company Montague $2,500

Short & Sweet (tiny) Plays Festival: to present original short plays penned by regional playwrights.

South Hadley Family Center South Hadley $2,500

South Hadley Arts Series: to produce bi-monthly arts programming to children and families in South Hadley and surrounding towns.

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

Art Program Expansion Project: to engage families on the South Shore through arts, culture, and interaction with artists and humanists presenting works on natural and cultural themes.

Southborough Library Southborough $2,500

Crafternoons: for an afterschool series of arts and crafts programs for children ages 10 and up at the Southborough Library.

Springfield Boys and Girls Club Springfield $2,500

Elements of Art 2019-2020: for a 20 week long fine arts program.

Springfield Central Cultural District Springfield $2,500

Springfield Central Cultural District (SCCD) Art Stop(s): for a program to enrich cultural awareness and education, promote walkability by activating downtown streets and provide artist income/opportunity with popup galleries in unexpected spaces through creative placemaking.

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

Meet the Farmer: Food = Health!: for a project so address local food access and affordability, including “All About Mushrooms,” a children’s art exhibit.

Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center Windsor $2,500

10th Annual Berkshire Drum and Dance Fest: West African Malinke Music: for a hands on culturally diverse opportunity for the public to experience traditional music from West Africa in both a class and performance format.

The Berkshire Botanical Garden Stockbridge $2,500

Caterpillar Week at BBG: for a project to bring the famous Caterpillar Lab for a multi-day art and science residency, where children and adults learn about the beauty and importance of these fascinating creatures.

The Boston Architectural College Boston $2,500

Design Thinking: The Boston Architectural College’s first 130 years: for an exhibit in the BAC’s public gallery and attendant programming, telling the story of teaching design to all since the BAC’s beginning in December 1889.

The Cantilena Chamber Choir Lenox $2,500

Cantilena Chamber Choir Martin Luther King Celebration 2020: for a program by the Cantilena Chamber Choir for a Martin Luther King Psalms and Spirituals sing with guest performers from Baltimore’s inner city Urban Choral Arts Society, a mixed youth and adult choir.

The Esplanade Association Boston $2,500

GroundBeat Free Musical Series on the Esplanade: for a music series that brings free musical offerings showcasing local artists and diverse musical styles to the Esplanade to promote local live arts and to attract more diverse audiences to the park.

The Front Porch Arts Collective Cambridge $2,500

The Young Critics Program: for a project to identify, inspire and train the next generation of diverse theater critics in the Greater Boston Area.

The Hyde Square Task Force Boston $2,500

¡Viva El Latin Quarter!: for a year-long series of creative placemaking and place-keeping events that celebrate Afro-Latin arts and culture in Boston’s Latin Quarter.

The Immigrant City Archives and Museum Lawrence $2,500

Our Stories (Lawrence Student Writers Workshop: The Rising Loaves): for an intensive three week long place and history based free learning opportunity for 45-50 low-moderate income Lawrence middle school students.

The Makanda Project Milton $2,500

Summer Jazz Concerts in Eliot Square: for jazz concerts on the lawn of First Church in Roxbury, Massachusetts, featuring the Makanda Project and additional community-based activities and performances.

The Nantucket Dreamland Foundation Nantucket $2,500

The Dreamland Stage Company’s Production of The Giver: for the fall 2019 educational outreach production of The Giver by Lois Lowry.

The Nolumbeka Project Greenfield $2,500

Annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival: for a gathering to celebrate Native American Art, Music, and Cultures.

Thomas Chew Memorial Boys Club Fall River $2,500

Fine Arts Program: for a project which encourages youth to learn about the fine arts and to express themselves creatively.

Three Squares Main Street JP Boston $2,500

Teatro en el Parque: for a project that brings together Spanish and non-Spanish speakers in Mozart Park in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston for 3 free nights of outdoor live theater, local food, musicians, commerce, and community.

Town of West Springfield Parks and Recreation West Springfield $2,500

Basketball Backboard Mural Project: for a program to activate a park in our most vulnerable neighborhood thorough visual art.

Transient Canvas Boston $2,500

Exposure: A New Opera About Consent and Power in Art: for a World Premiere chamber opera with music by Daniel Felsenfeld and libretto and stage direction by Brittany Goodwin, commissioned by Transient Canvas.

True Story Arlington $2,500

Promoting Elder Wellness in Your Community: for a program to support the well-being of seniors in Cambridge and Quincy through interactive storytelling theater about elder abuse, and to connect audience members to key resources that can help protect and empower them.

UMass Lowell University Gallery Lowell $2,500

In Place: Local Ecologies of Eastern Massachusetts: for A series of newly commissioned artworks for 3 UMass campuses, a traveling exhibition, and a series of public programs focusing on place-based visual arts.

University Museum of Contemporary Art Amherst $2,500

Procheta Mukherjee Olson: Dialogue With a Collection: for an exhibition from the permanent collection of the UMCA, UMass Amherst, integrating the artist’s works in direct dialogue with objects in the exhibition.

Urbanity Dance Boston $2,500

FACTS: South End Moves: for a project of dance, set in four nontraditional performance venues exploring the truth behind the community’s evolution by highlighting systemic injustices and diminished voices.

Vineyard Arts Project Limited Edgartown $2,500

Women’s Voices Series: for a series which provides time and space for dance and theatre artists to create innovative new work, culminating in a series of workshop performances on site at VAP in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard.

Voices From Inside West Springfield $2,500

Voices from Inside (VFI): for a project to collaboratively produce a play entitled ‘What Our Voices Carry’ and an accompanying book of portraits of women in our Voices Carry Program as a way of celebrating our 20th anniversary.

VOX New England Worcester $2,500

Fifth Annual Classical Idol Competition: for a performing arts competition for Massachusetts high school students and college students who attend a Massachusetts colleges or universities.

Wellfleet Preservation Hall Wellfleet $2,500

A Year of Living Cinematically; A Cape Cod Youth Film Project: for a project that uses filmmaking as a vehicle for creative expression, collaboration, confidence building and technical learning.

Winchester Community Music School Winchester $2,500

Music MAYnia: for WCMS’s annual music festival and performathon showcasing 250 live music performances.

Woods Hole Research Center Falmouth $2,500

Community Lecture Series: for a free lecture series to ensure Cape Cod residents and visitors learn about climate change and ways to make a difference locally and around the world.

Worcester Youth Center Worcester $2,500

WYC Theater Program: to engage youth to work with a theater instructor to explore the medium and social justice issues; and write, design, and produce a performance for youth and community members.

Writers Without Margins Cambridge $2,500

Expanding the Canon: for a project that deepens our current mission by bringing free literature and writing workshops to underserved and unheard communities.

YMCA of Metro North Lynn $2,500

2020 Lynn Youth Multicultural Arts Festival: to provide the youth of Lynn with opportunities for artistic expression, technical skill development, and community connections through a collaborative, multicultural, outdoor arts festival at the end of the 2020 school year.

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