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Cultural Investment Portfolio

Funding List

Fiscal Year 2022: $6,735,600


Organization City/Town Grant
A Far Cry Boston $4,000

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

Berkshire Botanical Garden Stockbridge $4,000

To fulfill the community’s need for information, education and inspiration concerning the art and science of gardening and the preservation of our local environment.

Cotuit Library Barnstable $4,000

To enhance village life by providing a place where community gathers and all individuals achieve personal growth.

Creative Haverhill Haverhill $4,000

To support Haverhill arts and culture, providing experiences and access at the intersection of art, culture, and community and the development of high-quality spaces as platforms for community and cultural expression.

Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts Watertown $4,000

To enrich the lives of diverse audiences and participants by providing exceptional experiences in theatre, visual, and literary arts.

Dream Out Loud Center New Bedford $4,000

To advance the personal and career goals of South Coast residents through innovation, education and mentoring, by using creative writing, graphic design, music, theater and video projects to inspire a healthy individual and a vibrant community.

Easthampton City Arts Easthampton $4,000

To create positive, innovative, and accessible arts programming and cultural events to generate and increase opportunities for artists and the local economy.

GreenRoots Chelsea $4,000

To achieve environmental justice and greater quality of life through collective action, unity, education and youth leadership across neighborhoods and communities.

Grow Native Massachusetts Waltham $4,000

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

Happier Valley Comedy Hadley $4,000

To use the tenets of improvisation as a tool to amplify each person’s authentic voice and creativity in an inclusive, welcoming community inspired and empowered by the diversity of all members.

Hopkinton Center for the Arts Hopkinton $4,000

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

Immigrant City Archives and Museum Lawrence $4,000

To collect, preserve, share, and animate the history and heritage of Lawrence and its people.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation Boston $4,000

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.

Kids 4 Harmony Pittsfield $4,000

For students to receive instruction in a supportive environment that fosters confidence, discipline, teamwork, pride, aspiration, and community engagement experiences, defying the stereotypes of who belongs in classical music.

Metalwerx Waltham $4,000

To promote the art of jewelry and metals through exceptional classes, workshops, studio space, outreach programming and events for professional and personal enrichment within a supportive community of artists and learners.

Nantucket Book Foundation Nantucket $4,000

To celebrate and promote the joys and rewards of reading, writing, and literacy.

Nantucket Community Music Center Nantucket $4,000

To enrich the cultural life of Nantucket by fostering and supporting music education and performance opportunities for young people and adults.

Nantucket Dreamland Foundation Nantucket $3,000

To enrich the cultural and intellectual life of Nantucket by providing year-round films, educational programs, and a venue for community activities that engage Nantucket in the evolving world of entertainment and education.

Nantucket Historical Association Nantucket $4,000

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

National Yiddish Book Center Amherst $4,000

To recover, celebrate, and regenerate Yiddish and modern Jewish literature and culture.

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center New Bedford $4,000

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 Historical Society New Bedford $4,000

To preserve and celebrate the history and heritage of African Americans, Cape Verdeans, Native Americans, and other people of color in New Bedford,

Now and There Boston $4,000

To deliver thought-provoking, public art projects that advance new definitions of public art, acculturate Boston to the cultural, social and economic benefits of art, and help define Boston’s essential public art identity.

Pao Arts Center Boston $4,000

To bring together community members across generations to reclaim a critical piece of Chinatown history and to create healthy families and vibrant communities.

Payomet Performing Arts Center Truro $4,000

To foster excellence in and access to the Performing Arts by producing exciting live music, circus, theater, dance, and humanities.

Special Needs Arts Programs Lexington $4,000

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

Springfield Cultural Partnership Springfield $4,000

To bring together artists, institutions and individuals, to create programs that strengthen our community and contribute to Springfield’s economic vitality and cultural enrichment.

Sustainable CAPE Truro $4,000

To celebrate local food while teaching about the health of our bodies, community, and environment.

True Story Arlington $4,000

To build empathy, respect, and understanding across differences in communities through the honoring of true life stories.

Wellfleet Preservation Hall Wellfleet $4,000

To generate year-round opportunities for the community to learn, grow, celebrate and enjoy the Outer Cape, provide experiences for all generations, support economic vitality through the promotion of arts and culture, and protect and preserve the Hall.

Worcester Historical Museum Worcester $4,000

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 $5,000
826 Boston Boston $19,800
Academy Playhouse Orleans $11,000
Acme Theater Productions Maynard $5,000
Actors’ Shakespeare Project Boston $19,800
Agni Review Boston $6,800
All Newton Music School Newton $20,500
American Antiquarian Society Worcester $45,000
American Repertory Theater Cambridge $60,000
Andover Center for History & Culture Andover $8,500
Angkor Dance Troupe Lowell $5,000
Apollinaire Theatre Company Chelsea $9,100
Artists for Humanity Boston $37,300
Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston Boston $12,100
Arts Are Essential Acton $5,000
Arts Extension Service Hadley $9,200
Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Barnstable $14,000
ArtsBoston Boston $23,600
ArtsWorcester Worcester $7,800
Aston Magna Foundation Great Barrington $8,500
Available Potential Enterprises Northampton $5,000
Back Bay Chorale Boston $8,600
Ballet Theatre of Boston Cambridge $28,000
BalletRox Boston $8,000
Barrington Stage Company Pittsfield $40,300
Berkshire Choral International Great Barrington $24,500
Berkshire County Historical Society Pittsfield $6,300
Berkshire Music School Pittsfield $12,100
Berkshire Pulse Great Barrington $10,100
Berkshire Theatre Festival Pittsfield $39,800
Blue Heron Renaissance Choir Newton $10,200
Boch Center Boston $60,000
Boston Ballet Boston $60,000
Boston Baroque Boston $21,100
Boston by Foot Boston $7,500
Boston Camerata Boston $8,000
Boston Center for the Arts Boston $24,700
Boston Chamber Music Society Cambridge $9,800
Boston Children’s Chorus Boston $26,300
Boston City Singers Boston $13,600
Boston Conservatory at Berklee Boston $30,000
Boston Cyberarts Boston $5,000
Boston Dance Alliance Boston $5,700
Boston Early Music Festival Cambridge $28,700
Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Boston $16,500
Boston Jewish Film Newton $15,000
Boston Landmarks Orchestra Boston $19,700
Boston Lyric Opera Company Boston $55,200
Boston Modern Orchestra Project Malden $18,200
Boston Philharmonic Orchestra Boston $31,600
Boston Symphony Orchestra Boston $60,000
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras Boston $30,700
Brattle Film Foundation Cambridge $17,100
Brookline Arts Center Brookline $11,500
Brookline Music School Brookline $23,600
Cambridge Arts Council Cambridge $23,500
Cambridge Forum Cambridge $5,000
Cambridge Historical Commission Cambridge $13,800
Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center Cambridge $11,100
Cambridge Symphony Orchestra Cambridge $5,000
Cantata Singers Boston $12,600
Cantemus Chamber Chorus Ipswich $5,000
Cape Ann Museum Gloucester $27,500
Cape Ann Symphony Orchestra Ipswich $7,800
Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Eastham $7,900
Cape Cod Museum of Art Dennis $13,700
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Brewster $19,400
Cape Cod Theatre Company Harwich $13,300
Cape Cod Theatre Project Falmouth $5,200
Cape Cod Writers Center Barnstable $5,000
Cape Symphony Barnstable $38,600
Celebrity Series of Boston Boston $50,200
Center for Ecological Technology Pittsfield $45,900
Center for Independent Documentary Boston $31,800
Central Square Theater Cambridge $23,100
Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston Boston $5,600
Charlestown Working Theater Boston $5,000
Chester Theatre Company Chester $11,800
Chesterwood Museum and Estate Stockbridge $12,800
Children’s Museum of Boston Boston $60,000
Chinese Culture Connection Malden $8,300
Civic Symphony Orchestra of Boston Boston $6,500
Close Encounters with Music Great Barrington $5,500
Coalition for Buzzards Bay New Bedford $38,000
Collage New Music Brookline $5,000
Commonwealth Chorale Newton $5,200
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Boston $20,000
Community Access to the Arts Great Barrington $15,300
Community Adolescent Resource & Education Center Holyoke $23,300
Community Art Center Cambridge $18,100
Community Images Williamstown $10,700
Community Music Center of Boston Boston $28,100
Community Music School of Springfield Springfield $23,300
Company One Boston $13,200
Concord Chamber Music Society Concord $5,000
Concord Museum Concord $25,400
Contact Collaborations Northampton $5,600
Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation Brookline $38,000
Coro Allegro Boston $7,700
Country Dance and Song Society Easthampton $20,800
Dance Complex Cambridge $15,700
Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State Framingham $15,000
Davis Museum and Cultural Center Wellesley $15,000
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Lincoln $40,800
Discovery Museum Acton $27,600
Documentary Educational Resources Watertown $18,600
Dorchester Community Center for the Visual Arts Boston $5,000
Double Edge Theatre Productions Ashfield $15,900
Drama Studio Springfield $9,600
Eagle Eye Institute Somerville $5,000
Earthdance Creative Living Project Plainfield $11,600
EcoTarium Worcester $41,000
Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts Boston $20,200
Emily Dickinson Museum Amherst $13,700
Emmanuel Music Boston $14,500
Enchanted Circle Theater Holyoke $12,300
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Amherst $33,300
Essex Art Center Lawrence $11,800
Express Yourself Beverly $13,300
Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Provincetown $22,800
Firehouse Center for the Arts Newburyport $18,200
Fitchburg Art Museum Fitchburg $19,100
Flying Cloud Institute Great Barrington $10,300
Folk Arts Center of New England Stoneham $9,500
Fort Point Arts Community Boston $6,900
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge $22,300
From the Top Boston $32,400
Fuller Craft Museum Brockton $20,200
Global Arts Live Cambridge $26,300
Golden Tones Natick $5,000
Gore Place Society Waltham $17,500
Greater Boston Stage Company Stoneham $25,300
Grub Street Boston $31,400
Hancock Shaker Village Pittsfield $26,900
Handel and Haydn Society Boston $43,100
Hanover Theatre Worcester $60,000
Harvard Art Museums Cambridge $15,000
Historic Deerfield Deerfield $51,100
Historic New England Boston $60,000
Historic Newton Newton $7,300
History Project Boston $5,000
Hitchcock Center Amherst $15,500
House of Seven Gables Salem $25,600
Hull Lifesaving Museum Hull $9,900
Huntington Theatre Company Boston $60,000
Indian Hill Music Littleton $35,600
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acci¢n Boston $13,800
Institute for Human Centered Design Boston $24,700
Institute of Contemporary Art Boston $60,000
IS183 Stockbridge $11,800
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston $60,000
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Becket $52,800
Jewish Arts Collaborative Newton $15,500
Joy of Music Program Worcester $16,400
Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts & Action Amherst $10,100
KO Theater Works Belchertown $5,000
La Donna Musicale Arlington $5,000
Lesley University College of Art and Design Cambridge $15,000
Lexington Symphony Lexington $10,900
List Visual Arts Center Cambridge $15,000
Lloyd Center for the Environment Dartmouth $13,500
Longwood Symphony Orchestra Boston $8,100
Longy School of Music of Bard College Cambridge $15,000
Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust Lowell $8,700
Lyric Stage Company of Boston Boston $26,300
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Great Barrington $28,200
Manomet Plymouth $40,300
Maritime Gloucester Gloucester $15,300
Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society Tisbury $5,800
Martha’s Vineyard Film Society Tisbury $17,400
Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse Tisbury $14,000
Massachusetts Audubon Society Lincoln $60,000
Massachusetts Center for the Book Concord $6,900
Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild Mansfield $7,400
Massachusetts Historical Society Boston $46,200
Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts Holyoke $8,600
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art North Adams $60,000
Massachusetts Review Amherst $6,000
MassArt Art Museum Boston $14,400
Masterworks Chorale Weston $5,600
Maud Morgan Arts Cambridge $10,000
Medicine Wheel Productions Boston $11,100
Merrimack Repertory Theatre Lowell $29,000
Metropolitan Chorale Boston $6,100
Metropolitan Wind Symphony Boston $5,000
Mistral Music Andover $5,300
Montserrat College of Art Gallery Beverly $7,700
Mudflat Pottery School Somerville $17,100
Multi-Arts Hadley $5,000
Museum of African American History Boston $25,600
Museum of Fine Arts Boston $60,000
Museum of Science Boston $60,000
Music Worcester Worcester $19,000
Musica Sacra Limited Cambridge $5,000
Musicians of the Old Post Road Wayland $5,100
Narrows Center for the Arts Fall River $21,300
Nashua River Watershed Association Groton $13,600
National Center for Jewish Film Waltham $14,700
Native Plant Trust Framingham $30,900
Nature Connection Concord $7,300
New Art Center in Newton Newton $18,600
New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! New Bedford $10,600
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra Association New Bedford $16,600
New Bedford Whaling Museum New Bedford $37,300
New England Aquarium Corporation Boston $60,000
New England Classical Singers Andover $5,000
New England Conservatory Boston $30,000
New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston $60,000
New England Museum Association Arlington $11,900
New England Philharmonic Boston $5,100
New England Quarterly Boston $5,900
New England Quilt Museum Lowell $9,700
New Philharmonia Orchestra of Massachusetts Newton $7,700
New Repertory Theatre Watertown $22,700
Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge $45,300
North Bennet Street School Boston $46,500
Northampton Academy of Music Northampton $11,700
Northampton Arts Northampton $6,700
Northampton Community Music Center Northampton $13,800
Northeast Document Conservation Center Andover $37,300
Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras Ipswich $6,500
Odaiko New England Arlington $5,000
Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge $60,000
OnStage Newburyport $7,800
Open Door Arts! Boston $13,400
Orion Society Great Barrington $17,000
Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester Worcester $10,200
Passim Cambridge $22,200
Paul Revere Memorial Association Boston $17,900
Peabody Essex Museum Salem $60,000
Performance Project Northampton $5,000
Pioneer Valley Ballet Guild Easthampton $10,100
Pioneer Valley Symphony Greenfield $5,900
Plimoth Patuxet Museums Plymouth $60,000
Ploughshares Boston $12,100
Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra Plymouth $16,300
Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association Deerfield $17,100
Preservation Worcester Worcester $9,300
Primary Source Watertown $18,700
Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra Newton $7,000
Project STEP Boston $13,300
Provincetown Art Association and Museum Provincetown $22,000
Provincetown Arts Press Provincetown $4,200
Provincetown International Film Society Provincetown $15,800
Puppet Showplace Brookline $11,600
Radius Ensemble Concord $5,000
RAW Art Works Lynn $26,400
Rehearsal for Life Boston $20,700
Revels Watertown $21,700
Revolutionary Spaces Boston $38,400
Rivers School Conservatory Weston $15,000
Robert Treat Paine Historical Trust Waltham $5,000
Rockport Music Rockport $37,000
Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum New Bedford $10,500
Salamander Boston $5,000
Sarasa Cambridge $5,000
Shakespeare & Company Lenox $40,100
Shelter Music Boston Arlington $6,500
SMARTS Collaborative Attleboro $5,000
Smith College Museum of Art Northampton $15,000
Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program Williamsburg $20,100
Sociedad Latina Boston $21,700
Society of Arts and Crafts Boston $19,300
Somerville Arts Council Somerville $14,000
South Shore Art Center Cohasset $15,000
South Shore Conservatory of Music Hingham $42,600
SpeakEasy Stage Company Boston $23,700
Spectrum Singers Boxborough $5,000
Spinner Publications New Bedford $5,000
Spontaneous Celebrations Boston $7,600
Springfield City Library Springfield $15,000
Springfield Museums Springfield $51,700
Springfield Symphony Orchestra Springfield $25,500
StageSource Boston $7,700
Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute Williamstown $60,000
Suzuki School of Newton Newton $20,900
Symphony by the Sea Beverly $5,000
The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home Lenox $25,900
Theater Offensive Boston $18,300
Triboro Youth Theatre Attleboro $6,700
Triple Shadow Otis $3,800
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill Truro $16,600
Tsongas Industrial History Center Lowell $15,000
Tunefoolery Music Boston $5,300
UMASS Amherst Asian Arts & Culture Program Amherst $7,600
Umbrella Arts Center Concord $23,000
Urbano Project Boston $8,900
USS Constitution Museum Boston $33,000
Voices Boston Brookline $7,500
Voices Rising Arlington $5,000
WAM Theatre Lenox $8,600
Waterfront Historic Area League of New Bedford New Bedford $13,300
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater Wellfleet $16,400
Westport River Watershed Alliance Westport $11,400
Wheelock Family Theatre Boston $15,000
William Joiner Institute Boston $11,100
Williams College Museum of Art Williamstown $15,000
Williamstown Theatre Festival Williamstown $41,400
Woods Hole Film Festival Falmouth $8,000
Worcester Art Museum Worcester $60,000
Worcester Center for Crafts Worcester $16,300
Worcester Chamber Music Society Worcester $9,100
Worcester County Horticultural Society Boylston $40,400
Worcester County Mechanics Association Worcester $28,700
Writers’ Room of Boston Boston $5,000
Yard Chilmark $18,900
Young at Heart Chorus Northampton $6,400
Young Audiences of Massachusetts Boston $15,300
Zamir Chorale of Boston Newton $8,200
Zeiterion Theatre New Bedford $31,500
Zephyr Press Brookline $5,000
Zoo New England Boston $60,000
Zumix Boston $19,500

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

to support a BIPOC-led interdisciplinary artist residency program and related events at the Hawthorne Barn in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Abilities Dance Brookline $2,500

a performance inspired by the stories of community members in Upham’s Corner in collaboration with Fairmount Cultural Corridor.

AHA! New Bedford New Bedford $2,500

to work with the New Bedford Historical Society to present February’s AHA! Night on the theme of Heroes and Sheroes and create and event to celebrate Black History Month.

Alliance for a Viable Future Great Barrington $2,500

for a capacity building project to deepen organizational well-being and leadership capacity; and develop a strategic plan to launch the Berkshires Climate Leadership Training in 2022.

Amazing Things Arts Center Framingham $2,500

to support theatrical productions through a residency with Framingham-based theater group, A Common Thread Theater Company production of These Shining Lives in the spring of 2022.

Amherst Ballet Theatre Company Amherst $2,500

to support the performance of Mask of Zora at Bowker Auditorium.

Amherst Cinema Arts Center Amherst $2,500

to support an outdoor cinema series at The Mill District in North Amherst

Andover Choral Society Andover $2,500

to support a project hat will provide a platform for critical dialogue about diversity, equity and inclusion through music and the arts, featuring a performance of The 7 Last words of the Unarmed.

ANIKAYA/Akhra Somerville $2,500

to create the next iteration of Migrations, a celebration of our coming together, of confluences, of crossing of borders and boundaries, a mass performance for movers from communities in Boston and Worcester.

Arcadia Players Northampton $2,500

for a project to plan, rehearse, record, produce, and publicly stream three concerts of Baroque music, with each concert directed by one of three finalist candidates for Arcadia Players’ next Artistic Director, and to produce accessible versions of the videos optimized for vision-impaired users.

Arisia Somerville $2,500

for a capacity building project to send board members and volunteers to racial equity and nonprofit governance trainings.

Arlekin Players Theatre Needham $2,500

to create and present for the public the latest project from Arlekin’s Zero Gravity (zero-G) Virtual Theater Lab in Needham MA, WITNESS, a new documentary theater piece about Jewish immigration in the face of antisemitism, brings actors and audience together for a shared, live, immersive experience.

Arlington Center for the Arts Arlington $2,500

to support a new public exhibit and artist-led programs at ACA, exploring the diversity of our planet and the role each of us plays in preserving our shared future on it.

Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture Arlington $2,500

to bring Chanel Thervil to Arlington for an Artist-in-Residence project to create a powerful visual affirmation of the presence & vibrancy of Black people living/working in the town and counter feelings of invisibility and isolation while celebrating Black experience, joy and community; the residency will be implemented in close partnership with Arlington’s Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Arlington International Film Festival Watertown $2,500

to support a civic engagement bringing author Jerald Walker to our community for a reading from his latest book, HOW TO MAKE A SLAVE AND OTHER ESSAYS followed by a conversation.

Artisan’s Asylum Boston $2,500

for a project to install an outdoor mural that will foster community engagement, employ under-resourced Allston-Brighton teens, and enliven public space.

Arts in Recovery for Youth Pittsfield $2,500

for a project to promote social justice through the arts for the LGBTQ+ community.

ArtsFalmouth Falmouth $2,500

to support ArtsFalmouth’s annual Arts Alive festival on the Falmouth Library Lawn, a 3-day celebration of the arts, and related events, both live and recorded for those unable to attend.

Artspace Community Arts Center Greenfield $2,500

to support the Community Classes program, an every other week series of free, or “pay what you can,” visual arts, dance, and writing classes for adults and children in Greenfield and the surrounding area.

Ashmont Hill Chamber Music Boston $2,500

for a project that includes two concerts and two outreach activities with AHCM and Project STEP.

Asian American Resource Workshop Boston $2,500

for a project to help produce the annual and virtual Boston Asian American Film Festival, October 2021.

Asian Community Development Corporation Boston $2,500

to engage a local artist to collaborate with our youth to co-design and implement a public art project that will address a community need or concern.

Assabet Valley Mastersingers Northborough $2,500

for a concert entitled “Unity in Diversity,” which featured 3 contemporary choral works that explore and evoke unity, love and acceptance, and strength in diversity.

Association of Romanians in New England Newton $2,500

for a Capacity Building Project to revamp the website and transform it into a tool for communicating with the community, for promoting events, and initiating collaborations with other organizations.

Belmont World Film Sudbury $2,500

to support Belmont World Film’s 20th International Film Series.

Berkshire Children’s Chorus Sheffield $2,500

to support “I Started Out Singing” A 30th Anniversary Concert Featuring New Music for Ukulele and Children’s Voices.

Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative Pittsfield $2,500

for a project to bring Hollywood expertise to the western Massachusetts community through 3 online workshops taught by film professionals.

Berkshire Gateway Preservation Lee $2,500

to support Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend in June 2022.

Berkshire South Regional Community Center Great Barrington $2,500

to support Berkshire Ukulele Band and Berkshire Sings!

Berkshires Jazz Pittsfield $2,500

to support Jazz Appreciation Month, featuring the Pittsfield CityJazz Festival.

Beyond The Bounds Brewster $2,500

for Beyond the Bounds’ 2022 June concert, in which a troupe of Haitian dancers join five classical musicians.

Beyond Walls Lynn $2,500

to support Beyond Walls’s 2022 Annual Street Art Festival in downtown Lynn’s Cultural District.

Blues to Green Huntington $2,500

for a capacity building project to guide Blues to Green in creating plans to launch a new fundraising program and to develop our board’s capacity to better serve the organization.

Bombyx Center for Arts & Equity Northampton $2,500

to support Magos Herrera’s new work, Remanso – a series of compositions which explore society’s pause as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic – at Bombyx Center for Arts & Equity in Florence, MA.

Boston Book Festival Cambridge $2,500

to support Lit Crawl Boston 2022.

Boston Comic Arts Foundation Cambridge $2,500

to support The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE).

Boston Festival of New Jewish Music Boston $2,500

to present a free public concert series featuring new music drawing on Jewish cultural traditions by Boston-area composers and performers.

Boston Latino International Film Festival Boston $1,000

to support Boston Latino International Film Festival 2021.

Boston New Music Initiative Burlington $2,500

for Living Music Summit, a series of concerts and networking/professional development events.

Boston Opera Collaborative Boston $2,500

to commission and produce a program of new 10-minute operas, featuring voices of those often excluded or overlooked in the art form.

Boston Shakespeare Project Boston $2,500

To support Narrative Crossings: Exploring Identity and Voice with Local Youth in Medford and Somerville.

Boston University Art Galleries Boston $2,500

for the BU Art Galleries exhibition “Radical Return”, an exhibition of graphic designers who identify as Chinese or Chinese American.

BostonAPP/Lab Boston $2,500

to support Breaking the Frame: From Gallery Wall to Outside World.

Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs Westwood $2,500

to exhibit youth artwork on climate change, endangered species and pollution, to inspire awareness and action around ocean conservation in Massachusetts.

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

for a project to re-engage Westfield youth and our overall community in the performing arts with a musical produced by youth members of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield.

Boys & Girls Club of New Bedford New Bedford $2,500

to support after-school programs that integrate science, technology, engineering, art, music and mathematics.

Broad Cove Chorale – Unicorn Singers Hingham $2,500

to produce the contemporary passion oratorio “Considering Matthew Shepherd”, and perform it at two locations on Boston’s South Shore.

Brookline Community Center for the Arts Cambridge $2,500

a capacity building project to develop a partnership of nonprofits to collaboratively use space, technology, and other shared resources

Buttonwood Park Zoo New Bedford $2,500

to create developmental program for the future leaders of our zoological field that matches the population of our community.

Cabot Performing Arts Center Beverly $2,500

to support the Community Conversations education series, and to make it available online.

Call For Action Ashland $2,500

to support an online project that aims to preserve and celebrate Latinx culture through exploring food and cooking.

Cambridge Center for Adult Education Cambridge $2,500

to support both established and emerging writers of poetry through the Blacksmith House Poetry Series.

Cambridge Youth Steel Orchestra Cambridge $2,500

for a project to develop youth leadership and involvement in the arts while preserving the cultural heritage of Caribbean steelpan instrumentation in Cambridge.

Cape Cod Collaborative Arts Network Barnstable $2,500

or a project to produce an engaging 90 minute holiday show video, featuring CapeCodCAN performers of all abilities.

Cappella Clausura Newton $2,500

a capacity building project dedicated to educating our board about governance practices and anti-racism with the intention of preparing to recruit new, diverse board members.

Captain Robert Bennet Forbes House Milton $2,500

a capacity building project to upgrade the Museum’s website so that it is compatible with current web technology.

Cardinal Spellman Philatelic Museum Weston $2,500

for Portable Stamp Exhibits for the Community, which will bring curated stamp visuals and information directly into the community through onsite collaborations with community partners.

Castle of our Skins Boston $2,500

to support “Thresh & Hold”, a multimedia experience centered around our 2021 Shirley Graham du Bois Creative in Residence Marlanda Dekine’s new book of poetry of the same name.

Center for Arts at the Armory Somerville $2,500

to support the Performance Opportunity Program (POP).

Circus Up Watertown $2,500

for a program with Brookview House where Circus Up provides circus classes to youth ages 10-18 throughout the year.

City of Salem Salem $2,500

to support Salem Arts & Culture Hub.

CitySpace Easthampton $2,500

to support Pay It Forward, a residency program in CitySpace’s new incubator and events venue located in Easthampton’s Old Town Hall.

Clear Path for Veterans New England Ayer $2,500

to support Drums Alive Instructor Training for Veterans.

Co-Incidence Brookline $1,000

to support Co-Incidence Festival 2022.

Common Wealth Murals Granby $2,500

a capacity building project to build a new accounting system.

Cotuit Center for the Arts Barnstable $2,500

for a project to bring a mobile art outreach program, encouraging family engagement, to local elementary schools.

Departure Arts Dedham $2,500

to support Origins Performing Arts Series.

Design Museum Boston Boston $2,500

to support We Design: People. Practice. Progress, a free, public exhibition traveling to multiple venues in Massachusetts.

Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble Watertown $2,500

to produce Hub of the Musiverse 2: Breaking Borders, a concert of contemporary music responding overtly to contemporary political issues surrounding immigration.

Downtown New Bedford New Bedford $2,500

for a placemaking project in downtown New Bedford that will feature diverse, local artists, musicians, performers, and creatives to also spur local economic development.

Dracut Arts Dracut $2,500

to support Dracut Arts 2021-2022 Season.

Dunamis Boston $2,500

to support the Emerging Artist Fellowship program.

Eastham Public Library Eastham $2,500

for a project to support the display and promotion of 3D local art, both in-person and virtually.

Emerson College Boston $2,500

for Sky Hopinka: Present Joys, to showcase the multimedia work of an indigenous filmmaker combined with virtual and in-person film screenings of a feature length documentary film, and discussions and live Q&As with the artist.

Empowerment Through The Arts Shutesbury $2,500

for a capacity building project to build necessary skills in board governance.

Entropy Theatre Boston $2,500

for a project to produce Caryl Churchill’s “The Skriker” at the Boston Center for the Arts in October 2021.

Esplanade Association Boston $2,500

to produce the GroundBeat Riverfront Music Series at the Hatch Shell on the Boston Esplanade.

Eventide Theatre Company Dennis $2,500

to support The Jeremiah Kaplan Playwriting Competition, which includes a production of the winning entry.

Fall River Museum of Contemporary Art Fall River $2,500

for a project to support public programming that includes two public art projects to be presented in a downtown storefront in Fall River.

Falmouth Art Center Falmouth $2,500

to present a series of art history lectures to the community.

Falmouth Chorale Falmouth $2,500

for a project to present a concert of light music on the theme of love and family, spotlighting four diverse composers, to be held at John Wesley United Methodist Church in Falmouth, MA.

Five Ponds Festival Wenham $2,500

to support The Five Ponds Creative Writing Festival.

Framingham Centre Common Cultural District Framingham $2,500

for a public art project and festival to celebrate the artistic, ethnic, and cultural voices of the city through sculptures placed around the Framingham Centre Common Cultural District.

Friends of Franklin County Fairgrounds Greenfield $1,000

for the creation of a wood carving project at the Franklin County Fairgrounds

Friends of the Stone Church Hardwick $2,500

to create community through music of the Stone Church 2021-22 concert series for the public of this rural region.

Girls Rock Campaign Boston Boston $2,500

for a capacity building grant to support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Assessment, Training, and Support for Girls Rock Campaign Boston’s Board, Staff, and Volunteers.

Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation Gloucester $2,500

to support the sixth annual Music on Meetinghouse Green Summer Music Series.

Gloucester Stage Company Gloucester $2,500

to produce “Think of Me Tuesday” by Ken Riaf.

Great Barrington Public Theater Great Barrington $2,500

to produce a full, in-person production of Public Speaking 101, a new comedy by playwright Mark St Germain.

Grid Books Boston $2,500

to produce audio recordings that promote engagement with the work of Massachusetts poet Keith Althaus.

Guerilla Opera Boston $2,500

to support the live production of “I Give You My Home: The Rose Standish Nichols Story”.

Harvard’s Cultural Collaborative Harvard $2,500

to support the 5th Annual Harvard Music Festival.

Heathmere Center for Cultural Engagement Beverly $2,500

for Deaf Culture: Awareness & Celebration, a panel discussion and performance to foster awareness and cultivate celebration of the unique life experiences of Deaf individuals within the North Shore and Greater Boston communities.

Hilltown Community Development Corporation Chesterfield $2,500

to support public arts installations for the Cummington Cultural District Arts Activation.

Holyoke Civic Symphony Holyoke $2,500

for a capacity building project for a redesigned website and staff training for technology.

Hyde Square Task Force Boston $2,500

to host a public event in celebration of the traditional Latin American holiday, Three Kings Day on January 6, 2022.

Ipswich River Community Chorus North Reading $2,500

to support IRCC’s 2022 Spring concert which will explore the intersection of mental health and music in this moment of uncertainty and change

Irish Cultural Centre Canton $2,500

to support the 2nd Annual ICC Boston Irish Cultural and Beer Festival.

JazzBoston Boston $2,500

to produce the Jazz All Ways performance series.

Juventas Music Medford $2,500

to support Music in Bloom, and outdoor performance experience.

Kendall Square Orchestra Somerville $2,500

to support the annual spring concert, which is a program featuring composers and soloists of diverse backgrounds.

Lexington Council for the Arts Lexington $2,500

for a public art project to celebrate haiku poems created by members of the community.

Lexington Historical Society Lexington $2,500

for a series of events, exhibits, and programs: A Taste for Chocolate.

Liars & Believers Cambridge $2,500

a capacity building project with Puerto Rican theatre artist Pedro Adorno.

Lowell Makes Lowell $2,500

to expand and facilitate the 2022 Mill City Skill Share, an annual a day of free community-led workshops.

Lower Cape Community Access Television Eastham $2,500

for a documentary on the painter Edward Hopper, with screenings and discussion groups to engage the community.

LuminArtz Essex $2,500

for a project to honor Gloucester’s Fishermen’s Wives Memorial Statue using light projections and sound effects to illuminate the Memorial Statue and surrounding area.

Madison Park Development Corporation Boston $2,500

for a project that will expand and sustain the Hibernian Hall Play Writing Lab.

Makanda Project Milton $2,500

to support free Jazz Concerts in Eliot Square, featuring the 13-piece Makanda Project and additional community-based activities and performances.

Manship Artist Residence and Studios, Gloucester $2,500

to support Jazz @ Manship, a summer concert series.

Marblehead Museum and Historical Society Marblehead $2,500

for a project to stage a historical reenactment in Marblehead, MA of the founding of the Boston Vigilance Committee.

Marion Art Center Marion $2,500

for a project for the Marion Art Center’s outdoor theater production of “Quartet” by Ronald Harwood.

Mass NOW Boston $2,500

for a project to fund a period art show at Kayafas Gallery to engage, educate, explore and question periods and illuminate and raise visibility about the fight for menstrual equity.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts North Adams $2,500

to support the MAC Artists-in-Residence program and activities.

Massachusetts Poetry Outreach Project Boston $2,500

for Mass Poetry’s Poet-in-Residence program.

MAVE SAVES Monson $2,500

to produce weekly series of art classes ‘ART IS FOR EVERYONE” and exhibits in Monson and Brimfield MA.

Millbury Historical Society Millbury $2,500

for a Teacher Historian program to show the experience of being a student in 1861 at the Grass Hill School.

Monkeyhouse Malden $2,500

to support Malden Dance Mile, a free outdoor festival featuring the work of 30+ New England choreographers.

musiConnects Boston $2,500

to support the mC2 Showcase, a youth-led community performance project, designed and presented by the high school-age students of musiConnects’ mC2 peer leadership program.

Mystic Learning Center Somerville $2,500

for Mystic Learning Center/Books Of Hope to present the Somerville Youth Arts Festival.

Nantucket Community School Nantucket $2,500

to support Mini Whalers, a story time and arts projects program for young children.

Newburyport Film Festival Newburyport $1,000

to support the 2021 Newburyport Documentary Film Festival.

Newton Cultural Alliance Newton $2,500

for a project in May 2022 to showcase the creative expression Newton’s Asian American Pacific Islander community.

Newton Theatre Company Newton $2,500

for “Our Tears are the Same Color: Parallel Narratives of Palestinian and Israeli Women”, an original play.

Nolumbeka Project Greenfield $2,500

to support the 8th Annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival

Non-Event Boston $2,500

to support the Non-Event Waterworks Festival.

North End Music & Performing Arts Center Boston $2,500

to support the NEMPAC Opera Project’s 11th Season’s Production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods”, to be performed at the Boston Center of the Arts.

North Shore Community Development Coalition Salem $2,500

to support the Small Business Façade Project.

Northampton Center for the Arts Northampton $1,000

for the Youth Performance Festival, an opportunity for youth artists (ages 8 – 18) to create original performances in music, dance, theater, poetry/spoken word, and video.

Northbridge Beautification Northbridge $2,500

to support Light up Our Town Project, a celebration of lights.

Northbridge Brass Endeavors Northbridge $2,500

for a project to inaugurate the first “Afternoon of Brass”.

Nuestra Comunidad Development Corp. Boston $2,500

to support Nuestra’s annual Community Block Party, a one-day event dedicated in 2022 to celebrating performing arts and Oasis @ Bartlett, an interactive arts park and green oasis.

Off-Kendrik Norton $2,500

for a project to produce an original Bengali play.

Ohketeau Cultural Center Ashfield $2,500

for the next installment of The Living Presence of Our History.

Open Mic Classical Chatham $2,500

to produce Open Mic Classical, an intergenerational classical music event.

Opening Doors Project Melrose $2,500

for Connect, Collaborate, and Create! a large-scale visual art project related to equity and inclusion that will be completed by the public at a concert featuring diverse voices from Boston and Melrose.

Peabody Institute Library Foundation Peabody $2,500

for Roots to Kinship, a Community Read project, in which patrons of all ages, ethnicities, and genders can come together to discuss and interact with books and media that illustrate themes of migration, community, home, and history.

Performing Arts Center of Metrowest Framingham $2,500

for a capacity building project to acquire software and training to improve accounting practices.

Photographic Resource Center Somerville $2,500

to present lectures by photographic artists to build discussion about the diversity of practice in image making and the complexity of art, culture, identity, politics; and belonging in the contemporary world.

Piti Theatre Company Shelburne $2,500

for a project that mentors Franklin County teens around creating podcasts or “radio plays” based on personal stories from their own lives.

Play Incubation Collective Northampton $2,500

for the Play Incubation Collective Winter and Spring Salons.

Plugged In Band Program Needham $2,500

to support Amped Up: Planning a Music Festival, an educational program for young musicians.

Plymouth Bay Cultural District Plymouth $2,500

for The Commonwealth of Poetry Project, a project to utilize poetry as the conduit for an intergenerational initiative, engaging students and seniors through educational workshops, literary public art installations, and a performance incorporating original poetry readings and acoustic music from both groups.

Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum Hadley $2,500

for Expanding the Story, a project related to recently donated collections.

Powers Music School Belmont $2,500

for Vitality Arts, a project to help older adults at risk of the negative physical and mental effects of social isolation create a renewed sense of vitality and purpose.

Quincy Community United Methodist Church Quincy $2,500

to produce the Harry Potter Extravaganza.

Raising Multicultural Kids Easton $2,500

for Diversity in Classroom Leadership and Literature, a project to work with multiracial student teachers to diversify classroom representation and curriculum

Render Creative Worcester $2,500

for a project to engage community youth to create an art mural at Living in Freedom Together (LIFT) in Worcester, MA.

Riverside Theatre Works Boston $2,500

for The Chrysalis Connection, a project to bring musical theatre and performance access to Boston’s inner city kids.

Rockport New Year’s Eve Rockport $1,000

for Rockport New Year’s Eve 25th Anniversary Celebration, plus a Summer Sampler featuring high quality, ethnically diverse performances for all ages.

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy Boston $2,500

for a project to showcase the voices, visibility, vitality, and contributions of Boston Chinatown’s AAPI communities by building a site-specific sculptural pavilion in Chin Park on The Greenway that will host Year of the Tiger performance art.

Salem Community Arts Center Salem $2,500

to support the Salem Film Fest 2022.

School for Contemporary Dance & Thought Northampton $2,500

to develop and implement the SCDT COMMUNITY CURATION TEAM PROJECT 2022

Seraphim Singers Watertown $2,500

for a capacity building project to develop marketing skills and strategies to expand and diversify audiences.

Silk Road Project Boston $2,500

for a project in both North Adams and Cambridge, MA, to rehearse and perform Phoenix Rising, a musical rebirth and celebration featuring more than 25 Grammy Award-winning Silkroad artists alongside Artistic Director, musician and vocalist Rhiannon Giddens.

Silverthorne Theater Company Greenfield $2,500

for a capacity building project to organize & stabilize Silverthorne Theater’s financial practices

Somerville Historical Society Somerville $2,500

to support The Archive Project: A Media Collaboration with Somerville Media Center and Somerville Museum.

Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts Worcester $2,500

for the Worcester Youth Nian Dancers (WYND) to present the tradition Lion Dance at Worcester’s World Refugee Day.

Spark Art Cambridge $2,500

to support a community-based collaborative project transforming plastic waste into a temporary public artwork.

Suzuki Association of Massachusetts Scituate $2,500

for the Massachusetts Suzuki Festival 2022.

Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center Windsor $2,500

for the Tamarack Hollow Caribbean Fest.

The Flavor Continues Malden $2,500

for a capacity building project to acquire and set up a CRM system, and for training for staff to implement it.

The Valley Winds Amherst $2,500

to support concerts by The Valley Winds and The Valley Winds Chamber ensembles, featuring international compositions, and including some side-by-side performances with local high school musicians.

Theatre Espresso Boston $2,500

to adapt Theatre Espresso’s drama “American Tapestry” to a virtual format, for performances for schools unable to host in-person performances, both now and in future years.

Town of Orleans Orleans $2,500

to support the Orleans Cultural District’s Pop-Up Practices in Parish Park, which gives local musicians a welcoming space on Main Street.

Travelnitch, Inc. Monson $2,500

to support the launch of World on Wheels.

U.S. Latinx Art Forum Medford $2,500

for a capacity building project for strategic visioning.

Unbound Visual Arts Boston $2,500

for a capacity building project to develop an enhanced and sustainable resource development strategy.

Urbanity Dance Boston $2,500

to support Urbanity Dance’s 2021 Fall Crawl Performance Event.

Veronica Robles Cultural Center Corp. Boston $2,500

to support the Dia de los 3 Reyes Magos – The Kings Celebration.

Virginia Thurston Healing Garden Harvard $2,500

for a project for cancer patients to benefit from a non-talk therapy alternative to explore and express their emotions through writing.

Waban Improvement Society Newton $2,500

for Newton Piano Summit, a series of six concerts presented in May 2022.

West Medford Open Studios Medford $2,500

to support the West Medford Open Studios event.

WICN Public Radio Worcester $2,500

to support the Brown Bag Concerts series.

Worcester Youth Center Worcester $2,500

to support Worcester Youth Center film festival for Worcester youth.

Young Singers of Greater Westfield Westfield $2,500

to support the 2021-2022 season of the Young Singers of Greater Westfield.

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