How Six Local Art Colleges Are Using Barr Foundation Money to Collaborate More Closely

Six art schools will use a Barr grant to collaborate more closely with each other to host cross-institution workshops and exercises. This means trumpet majors can take jazz dance classes and painting majors can explore the world of architecture for the first time, giving students a broader perspective about the purpose and application of art in the modern world.
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Meet the “No Strings Attached” Fellowship Recipients Who Got $15,000 from a Benedictine Monk

The Boston Foundation announced the winners of the 2013 Brother Thomas Fellowships, which are $15,000 “no strings attached” awards to support artists during critical points in their careers. The one thing that ties them (and Brother Thomas) together is their relationship to Boston.
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Barr Foundation Gives Big for Youth Arts

Not only is the Barr Foundation supporting Boston's rich arts culture, it's safeguarding it for future generations. Instead of hand-picking a few youth arts programs here and there, the philanthropic bigwig announced a massive grant program that will benefit fifteen youth arts programs in the city of Boston. Consequently, the Boston Children's Chorus and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra are two of the fortunate organizations reaping the benefits this year.

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