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September 20, 2020
 
Boston Grants $485K to 145 Arts and Cultural Nonprofits

August 9, 2020 — The City of Boston on Friday announced it granted $485,000 to 145 arts and cultural nonprofits to "support innovative arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences programming with the goal of enhancing the quality of life in the city."

"At a time when statewide losses to arts and cultural institutions exceed $58 million due to the coronavirus pandemic, it's vital that we support Boston organizations in every way we can," said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. "These organizations are anchors in our neighborhoods and communities, teaching youth, supporting social resilience, and fostering community connections."

The Mass Cultural Council contributed $236,400 and the city contributed $300,000 for grants.

Grantees, each of which received between $2,000 and $5,000, were chosen based on criteria that included diversity of the organization, service to historically underrepresented populations, benefit to the public, and reflection of the goals and ideas of the Boston Creates cultural plan. They were:

  • Abilities Dance Incorporated
  • Actors' Shakespeare Project
  • African Festival of Boston
  • Agora Cultural Architects
  • ANIKAYA/Akhra
  • The Apollo Club of Boston
  • The Art Connection
  • Artists' Theater of Boston
  • Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston
  • ARTS | LAB Med Campus
  • Arts Connect International
  • Ashmont Hill Chamber Music
  • Asian American Resource Workshop
  • BalletRox
  • Boston After-School Music
  • The Boston Arts Festival
  • Boston Baroque
  • Boston Book Festival
  • Boston By Foot
  • The Boston Camerata
  • Boston Choral Ensemble
  • Boston City Singers
  • Boston City Wide String Orchestra
  • Boston Cyberarts
  • Boston Dance Alliance
  • Boston Dance Theater
  • Boston Gay Men's Chorus
  • Boston in 100 Words
  • Boston Landmarks Orchestra
  • Boston Latino International Film Festival
  • The Boston Literary District
  • Boston Musica Viva
  • Boston Rhythm Riders Line Dance Movement
  • Boston Shakespeare Project
  • Boston Singers' Resource
  • Boston String Academy
  • Brain Arts Organization
  • Brighter Boston
  • BSA Foundation
  • Calliope Inc.
  • Callithumpian Consort
  • Cantata Singers
  • The Chamber Orchestra of Boston
  • Chameleon Arts Ensemble
  • Chhandam Institute of Kathak Dance
  • Chorus pro Musica
  • Circus Up
  • City Ballet of Boston
  • Comics in Color
  • Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
  • Company One Theatre
  • Convergence Ensemble
  • Cumann na Gaeilge i mBoston (Irish Language Society of Boston)
  • DEAFinitely
  • Design Museum Boston
  • Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble
  • Dorchester Historical Society
  • Dunamis
  • Emmanuel Music
  • Entropy Theatre
  • Esplanade Association
  • Families Creating Together
  • The Fenway Alliance
  • The Fenway Community Center at The Viridian
  • Fenway Community Development Corporation
  • The Footlight Club
  • Fort Point Arts Community
  • Fort Point Theatre Channel
  • Foundation for a Green Future
  • Freedom Trail Foundation
  • FUKUDANCE
  • Girls Rock Campaign Boston
  • Greater Ashmont Main Street
  • Greater Boston Choral Consortium
  • Guerilla Opera
  • Hoopla Productions
  • House of Blues Music Forward Foundation
  • Hub New Music
  • Hyde Square Task Force
  • Improbable Players
  • Institute for Pan African Cultural Education Inc.
  • The Jar, formerly Israeli Stage Company
  • Jean Appolon Expressions
  • Joseph Nee South Boston Collaborative Center
  • Juventas Music Inc.
  • KAIROS Dance Theater
  • Kaji Aso Studio
  • Kithara Project Inc.
  • Korean Cultural Society of Boston
  • Lena Park Community Development Corporation
  • Les Bostonades
  • Liars & Believers
  • Luminarium Dance Company
  • The Makanda Project
  • Mass LEAP Inc.
  • Mass Poetry
  • The Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild
  • Massachusetts Production Coalition
  • Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition
  • Medicine Wheel Productions Inc.
  • MetaMovements
  • Mission Hill Women's Writing Group
  • Mobius
  • musiConnects
  • New Gallery Concert Series
  • Night Gardens
  • Non-Event
  • North End Music & Performing Arts Cente
  • On With Living and Learning
  • Open Theatre Project
  • Opening Doors to the Arts
  • Original Gravity Concert Series
  • Our Place Theatre Project
  • Pao Arts Center
  • Partners for Youth with Disabilities
  • Paul Revere House
  • Project STEP
  • Racines Festival
  • The Record Co.
  • Rehearsal For Life
  • Renaissance Men
  • Roslindale Open Studios
  • Roxbury Unity Parade
  • Sarasa Ensemble
  • Shelter Music Boston
  • Silent Rhythms
  • Social Good Fund
  • Society of Arts + Crafts
  • Spontaneous Celebrations
  • The Theater Offensive
  • TransCultural Exchange
  • Transformative Culture Project
  • Transient Canvas
  • The Urban Farming Institute of Boston
  • Tunefoolery Music
  • UNBOUND VISUAL ARTS
  • Unitas Ensemble
  • Urbanity Dance
  • Urbano Project
  • Vietnamese American Thang Long Limited
  • VSA Massachusetts
  • Wee The People
  • White Snake Projects
  • Young Audiences of Massachusetts
  • ZUMIX
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