June 18, 2019
Mass. Nonprofits Get $1M from Nat. Endowment for Humanities

June 10, 2018 — The National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C., recently announced it awarded $1,068,000 to 34 Massachusetts nonprofits that provide arts experiences for the public while providing jobs to artists, administrators, and other creative workers.

Receiving the grants were the following organizations:
  • 826 Boston, Roxbury, $10,000 to support the Young Authors Book Project, an in-school literary arts program.

  • Actors' Shakespeare Project, Somerville, $30,000 to support Shakespeare Inside and Out youth theater programs.

  • American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, $30,000 to support the world premiere of "The Black Clown," a vaudeville oratorio by Michael Schachter and Davóne Tines.

  • Artists for Humanity, Boston, $40,000 to support a painting, photography, and video arts apprenticeship program for Boston-area teens.

  • Arts Boston, Boston, $40,000 to support professional development and capacity building programs in the arts.

  • Association of Independents in Radio, Dorchester, $30,000 to support the public broadcast initiative, Localore: Finding America.

  • Atlantic Public Media, Woods Hole, $50,000 to support transom.org, an online publication offering free artistic and professional resources for independent audio producers.

  • Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield, $10,000 to support the development and world premiere of "The Royal Family of Broadway" with music and lyrics by two-time Tony Award-winner William Finn.

  • Boston Book Festival, Cambridge, $10,000 to support the Boston Book Festival.

  • Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Boston, $15,000 to support the creation and premiere of a new work by composer and percussionist Ryan Edwards featuring music with projected images and related educational activities.

  • Boston Lyric Opera Company, Boston, $35,000 to support the world premiere of "Schoenberg in Hollywood", a new opera by composer Tod Machover and librettist Simon Robson.

  • Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston, $50,000 to support the Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood Music Center.

  • Celebrity Series of Boston, Boston, $15,000 to support the Neighborhood Arts program, a partnership with local community organizations to provide opportunities to experience high quality performing arts events.

  • Center for Independent Documentary, Boston, $20,000 to support post-production costs for a documentary film by Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider.

  • Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Mass, New Bedford, $10,000 to support Traditional Arts and Culture of the Fishing Industry.

  • Community Music School of Springfield, Springfield, $20,000 to support Sonido Musica, a music education program in partnership with Springfield Public Schools in Massachusetts.

  • DeCordova & Dana Museum & Park, Lincoln, $20,000 to support Watershed, an installation by British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy.

  • Design Museum Boston, Boston, $75,000 to support Neighborhood Innovation Corps (NIC), a program that will introduce youth to design and creative placemaking through a series of after-school workshops.

  • Emerson College, Boston, $25,000 to support artist fees and related costs for a series of international multidisciplinary performances at ArtsEmerson, and $30,000 to support the development of an online World Theatre Map as part of HowlRound.

  • From the Top, Boston, $20,000 to support the production of the public radio broadcast series "From the Top," and $40,000 to support educational outreach activities.

  • Grub Street, Boston, $35,000 to support creative writing programs for youth; craft classes for writers of all levels; and the Muse and the Marketplace, an annual writing and publishing conference.

  • Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Becket, $78,000 to support a training program for medical professionals, who will examine how the arts can be used to address challenges in the medical field, a partnership with Berkshire Health Systems, and $50,000 to support Jacob's Pillow Dance Interactive, a free online platform.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, $30,000 to support List Projects, an exhibition series featuring work by emerging and underrepresented artists.

  • New England Foundation for the Arts, Boston, $1,092,400 to support arts programs, services, and activities associated with carrying out your organization’s NEA-approved strategic plan.

  • Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, $10,000 to support a performance project featuring jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli and singer and actor Jessica Molaskey.

  • Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lowell, $20,000 to support the production of "Little Women, Retold," based on the writing of Louisa May Alcott, adapted by Megan Sandberg-Zakian and Emily Ruddock.

  • New Repertory Theatre, Watertown, $10,000 to support the Classic Repertory Company, an education and outreach program.

  • Public Radio Exchange, Cambridge, $30,000 to support free and low-cost access to facilities and training programs at the Public Radio Exchange's (PRX) Podcast Garage.

  • Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, $20,000 to support the Fall Festival of Shakespeare, a long-term theater arts residency program focused on high school students from underserved communities in Massachusetts and New York.

  • Silk Road Project, Boston, $50,000 to support the Silkroad Ensemble's commissioning, development, and performance project of an evening length, multimedia musical work.

  • True Story, Arlington, $25,000 to support a series of interactive theater performances that respond to changing community dynamics and future town planning efforts.

  • Urbano Project, Boston, $20,000 to support the Urbano Fellows program, a visual arts youth leadership project.

  • WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston, $20,000 to support the acquisition of short films for the public television series "Local, USA."

  • Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, $25,000 to support Teen Happenings at WAM: 365, an array of arts learning experiences.

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