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Cultural Investment Portfolio

Funding List

Fiscal Year 2020 Total: $5,626,000

Gateway

Organization City/Town Grant
826 Boston Boston $5,750
A Far Cry Boston $5,750
Assabet Valley Mastersingers Boylston $5,750
Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative Pittsfield $5,750
Berkshire Playwrights Lab Great Barrington $5,750
Berkshire Pulse Great Barrington $5,750
Boston Book Festival Cambridge $5,750
BSA Foundation Boston $5,750
Buttonwood Park Zoo New Bedford $5,750
Cambridge Symphony Orchestra Cambridge $5,750
Design Museum Boston Boston $5,750
Grow Native Massachusetts Waltham $5,750
Heritage Museums & Gardens Sandwich $5,750
Hopkinton Center for the Arts Hopkinton $5,750
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation Boston $5,750
Nantucket Historical Association Nantucket $5,750
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center New Bedford $5,750
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra Association New Bedford $5,750
Newburyport Choral Society Newburyport $5,750
Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras Manchester-by-the-Sea $5,750
Now + There Boston $5,750
OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center Boston $5,750
Special Needs Arts Programs Lexington $5,750
The Coalition for Buzzards Bay New Bedford $5,750
The Community Art Center Cambridge $5,750
The Concord Chorus Concord $5,750
The Falmouth Chorale Falmouth $5,750
Transformative Culture Project Boston $5,750
Worcester Historical Museum Worcester $5,750

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Portfolio

Organization City/Town Grant
1794 Meetinghouse New Salem $6,750
Academy Playhouse Orleans $12,750
Acme Theater Productions Maynard $6,750
Actors’ Shakespeare Project Boston $22,050
Agni Review Boston $7,750
All Newton Music School Newton $21,050
American Antiquarian Society Worcester $46,050
American Repertory Theater Cambridge $62,250
Andover Historical Society Andover $9,450
Angkor Dance Troupe Lowell $6,850
Apollinaire Theatre Company Chelsea $9,450
Artists for Humanity Boston $36,450
Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston Boston $12,450
Arts Are Essential Acton $6,750
Arts Extension Institute Amherst $10,050
Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Barnstable $13,150
ArtsBoston Boston $24,650
ArtsWorcester Worcester $8,050
Aston Magna Foundation for Music and the Humanities Great Barrington $9,150
Available Potential Enterprises, Ltd. Northampton $6,950
Back Bay Chorale Boston $9,350
Ballet Theatre of Boston Cambridge $28,850
BalletRox Boston $8,550
Barrington Stage Company Pittsfield $40,550
Berkshire Choral International Sheffield $25,550
Berkshire Theatre Festival Pittsfield $38,750
Blue Heron Renaissance Choir Newton $10,650
Boston Ballet Boston $62,250
Boston Baroque Boston $21,650
Boston Center for the Arts Boston $31,850
Boston Chamber Music Society Cambridge $10,550
Boston Children’s Chorus Boston $25,650
Boston Children’s Museum Boston $62,250
Boston City Singers Boston $13,550
Boston Cyberarts Boston $6,750
Boston Dance Alliance Boston $6,850
Boston Early Music Festival & Exhibition Cambridge $28,450
Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Boston $16,850
Boston Jewish Film Newton $14,550
Boston Landmarks Orchestra Boston $20,650
Boston Lyric Opera Company Boston $56,350
Boston Modern Orchestra Project Malden $17,050
Boston Musica Viva Boston $7,650
Boston Philharmonic Orchestra Corporation Boston $32,350
Boston Symphony Orchestra Boston $62,250
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras Boston $30,650
Brattle Film Foundation Cambridge $16,250
Brookline Arts Center Brookline $12,050
Brookline Music School Brookline $23,950
Cambridge Arts Council Cambridge $22,950
Cambridge Forum Cambridge $6,750
Cambridge Historical Commission Cambridge $14,350
Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center Cambridge $12,250
Cantemus Chamber Chorus Hamilton $6,750
Cape Ann Museum Gloucester $25,550
Cape Ann Symphony Orchestra Ipswich $8,650
Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Eastham $8,650
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Brewster $21,450
Cape Cod Symphony & Conservatory of Music and Arts Barnstable $39,050
Cape Cod Writers Center Barnstable $6,750
Celebrity Series of Boston Boston $50,850
Center for EcoTechnology Pittsfield $47,150
Central Square Theater Cambridge $23,350
Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston Boston $7,150
Charlestown Working Theater Boston $5,650
Chester Theatre Company Chester $11,650
Chesterwood Museum and Estate Stockbridge $13,750
Chinese Culture Connection Malden $9,150
Civic Symphony Orchestra of Boston Boston $7,350
Close Encounters with Music Great Barrington $6,850
Collage New Music Brookline $6,750
Commonwealth Chorale Newton $6,750
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Boston $19,650
Community Access to the Arts Great Barrington $14,950
Community Music Center of Boston Boston $29,750
Community Music School of Springfield Springfield $23,050
Company One Boston $14,050
Concord Chamber Music Society Concord $6,750
Concord Museum Concord $25,550
Contact Collaborations Northampton $7,350
Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation Brookline $37,150
Coro Allegro Boston $8,550
Country Dance & Song Society Easthampton $21,650
Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University Framingham $17,250
Davis Museum and Cultural Center Wellesley $15,750
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Lincoln $42,950
Discovery Museum Acton $23,050
Documentary Educational Resources Watertown $17,650
Dorchester Community Center for the Visual Arts Boston $6,750
Double Edge Theatre Productions Ashfield $15,350
Drama Studio Springfield $10,650
Earthdance Creative Living Project Plainfield $12,550
EcoTarium Worcester $40,350
Edith Wharton Restoration Lenox $25,550
Emmanuel Music Boston $15,050
Enchanted Circle Theater Holyoke $12,650
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Amherst $33,350
Essex Art Center Lawrence $12,650
Express Yourself Beverly $13,850
Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Provincetown $22,650
Fitchburg Art Museum Fitchburg $19,150
Flying Cloud Institute Great Barrington $10,450
Folk Arts Center of New England Stoneham $10,550
Fort Point Arts Community Boston $8,750
From The Top Boston $34,350
Fuller Craft Museum Brockton $20,350
Global Arts Live Cambridge $26,950
Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center Gloucester $15,750
Golden Tones Wayland $6,750
Gore Place Society Waltham $17,450
Greater Boston Stage Company Stoneham $25,650
Grub Street Boston $26,450
Hancock Shaker Village Pittsfield $25,150
Handel and Haydn Society Boston $43,450
Harvard Art Museums Cambridge $17,250
Harwich Junior Theatre Harwich $13,650
Historic Deerfield Deerfield $48,650
Historic New England Boston $62,250
Hull Lifesaving Museum Hull $11,550
Huntington Theatre Company Boston $62,250
Images Cinema Williamstown $11,450
Indian Hill Music Littleton $35,950
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción Boston $15,450
Institute for Human Centered Design Boston $24,750
IS183 Art School of the Berkshires West Stockbridge $13,050
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston $62,250
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Becket $50,350
Jewish Arts Collaborative Newton $16,650
Joy of Music Program Worcester $16,850
Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts & Action Amherst $10,550
KO Theater Works Belchertown $6,750
La Donna Musicale Arlington $6,750
Lesley University College of Art and Design Cambridge $17,250
Lexington Symphony Lexington $11,850
List Visual Arts Center Cambridge $17,250
Lloyd Center for the Environment Dartmouth $14,350
Longwood Symphony Orchestra Boston $9,250
Longy School of Music of Bard College Cambridge $17,250
Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust Lowell $9,450
Lyric Stage Company of Boston Boston $26,950
Manomet Plymouth $41,050
Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society Tisbury $7,050
Martha’s Vineyard Film Society Tisbury $17,850
Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse Tisbury $14,950
Massachusetts Audubon Society Lincoln $62,250
Massachusetts Center for the Book Concord $8,050
Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild Mashpee $8,450
Massachusetts Historical Society Boston $46,850
Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts Holyoke $9,550
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art North Adams $62,250
MassArt Art Museum Boston $14,550
Masterworks Chorale Weston $6,950
Maud Morgan Arts: a program of Agassiz Baldwin Community Cambridge $10,550
Medicine Wheel Productions Boston $11,850
Merrimack Repertory Theatre Lowell $28,750
Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline Boston $6,750
Metropolitan Wind Symphony Boston $6,750
Mistral Music Andover $6,750
Montserrat College of Art Gallery Beverly $9,050
Mudflat Pottery School Somerville $17,050
Multi-Arts Hadley $6,750
Museum of African American History Boston $18,650
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Boston $62,250
Museum of Science Boston $62,250
Music Worcester Worcester $17,450
Musica Sacra Cambridge $6,750
Musicians of the Old Post Road Wayland $6,750
Narrows Center for the Arts Fall River $20,450
Nashua River Watershed Association Groton $14,250
National Center for Jewish Film Waltham $15,150
Native Plant Trust Framingham $30,550
New Art Center in Newton Newton $19,350
New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! New Bedford $11,350
New Bedford Whaling Museum New Bedford $38,750
New England Aquarium Boston $62,250
New England Classical Singers Andover $6,750
New England Conservatory Boston $32,250
New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston $62,250
New England Museum Association Arlington $12,950
New England Philharmonic Arlington $6,750
New England Quilt Museum Lowell $9,850
New Philharmonia Orchestra of Massachusetts Newton $8,550
New Repertory Theatre Watertown $22,850
Newton Historical Society Newton $10,450
North Bennet Street School Boston $48,050
Northampton Arts Council Northampton $7,450
Northampton Community Music Center Northampton $14,450
Northeast Document Conservation Center Andover $37,250
Odaiko New England Arlington $6,750
Old South Association in Boston Boston $15,450
Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge $62,250
On Stage Newburyport $8,450
Open Door Arts! Boston $14,150
Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester Worcester $11,050
Passim Cambridge $22,350
Paul Revere Memorial Association Boston $17,950
Peabody Essex Museum Salem $62,250
Pioneer Valley Ballet Guild Easthampton $11,150
Pioneer Valley Symphony Greenfield $7,450
Plimoth Plantation Plymouth $60,750
Ploughshares Boston $12,750
Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra Plymouth $16,550
Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association and Memorial Hall Museum Deerfield $18,250
Preservation Worcester Worcester $10,350
Primary Source Watertown $20,950
Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston Newton $8,050
Project STEP Boston $14,050
Provincetown Art Association and Museum Provincetown $22,050
Provincetown Arts Press Provincetown $7,350
Provincetown Film Society Provincetown $15,450
Puppet Showplace Brookline $12,050
Radius Ensemble Concord $6,750
RAW Art Works Lynn $26,750
Rehearsal for Life Boston $20,750
Revels Watertown $21,950
Robert Treat Paine Estate Waltham $6,750
Rockport Music Rockport $36,450
Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum New Bedford $11,750
Salamander Boston $6,750
Sarasa Cambridge $6,750
Shakespeare & Company Lenox $40,050
Shelter Music Boston Arlington $7,450
Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program Williamsburg $20,150
Sociedad Latina Boston $23,950
Somerville Arts Council Somerville $13,750
South Shore Art Center Cohasset $15,650
South Shore Conservatory Hingham $42,650
Southeastern Massachusetts Arts Collaborative Attleboro $6,750
SpeakEasy Stage Company Boston $23,250
Spinner Publications New Bedford $6,750
Spontaneous Celebrations Boston $8,350
Springfield City Library Springfield $17,250
Springfield Museums Springfield $52,550
Springfield Symphony Orchestra Springfield $24,050
StageSource Boston $8,850
Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute Williamstown $62,250
Suzuki School of Newton Newton $20,450
Symphony by the Sea Beverly $6,750
The Art Connection Boston $6,200
The Berkshire Historical Society Pittsfield $7,450
The Berkshire Music School Pittsfield $12,850
The Boch Center Boston $62,250
The Boston Camerata Boston $8,850
The Boston Conservatory at Berklee Boston $32,250
The Bostonian Society Boston $27,150
The Cantata Singers Boston $13,050
The Cape Cod Museum of Art Dennis $14,650
The Cape Cod Theatre Project Falmouth $6,750
The Care Center Holyoke $23,350
The Center for Independent Documentary Boston $32,050
The Dance Complex Cambridge $15,450
The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts Boston $19,850
The Emily Dickinson Museum Amherst $14,450
The Firehouse Center for the Arts Newburyport $15,850
The Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge $24,150
The History Project Boston $6,750
The Hitchcock Center Amherst $15,150
The House of the Seven Gables Salem $25,050
The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston $62,250
The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Great Barrington $27,150
The Massachusetts Review Amherst $7,250
The Nature Connection Concord $8,150
The New England Quarterly Boston $7,350
The Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge $45,050
The Northampton Academy of Music Northampton $11,950
The Orion Society Great Barrington $18,050
The Performance Project Northampton $6,750
The Rivers School Conservatory Weston $17,250
The Society of Arts and Crafts Boston $18,550
The Spectrum Singers Boxborough $6,750
The Theater Offensive Boston $18,850
The Trustees of Smith College Northampton $17,250
The Umbrella Community Arts Center Concord $24,050
The Writers’ Room of Boston Boston $6,750
The Yard Chilmark $18,950
Tower Hill Botanic Garden Boylston $41,550
Triboro Youth Theatre Attleboro $7,850
Triple Shadow Blandford $6,750
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill Truro $16,150
Tsongas Industrial History Center Lowell $16,550
Tunefoolery Music Boston $6,750
UMASS Amherst Asian Arts & Culture Program Amherst $9,150
Urbano Project Boston $10,650
USS Constitution Museum Boston $34,650
Voices Boston Brookline $8,550
Voices Rising Arlington $6,750
WAM Theatre Lenox $8,350
Waterfront Historic Area League of New Bedford New Bedford $9,250
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater Wellfleet $18,650
Westport River Watershed Alliance Westport $12,350
Wheelock Family Theatre Boston $17,250
William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences Boston $13,150
Williams College Museum of Art Williamstown $17,250
Williamstown Theatre Festival Williamstown $40,050
Woods Hole Film Festival Falmouth $8,650
Worcester Art Museum Worcester $62,250
Worcester Center for Crafts Worcester $16,950
Worcester Center for the Performing Arts Worcester $59,950
Worcester Chamber Music Society Worcester $9,850
Worcester County Mechanics Association Worcester $28,950
Young at Heart Chorus Northampton $8,550
Young Audiences of Massachusetts Boston $15,850
Zamir Chorale of Boston Newton $8,750
Zeiterion Theatre New Bedford $30,950
Zoo New England Boston $62,250
Zumix Boston $19,550

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Projects

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 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 Waltham $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.

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.

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 Shelburne $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 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 Greenfield $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 Peabody $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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