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Community Art Center Selected for the Barr-Klarman Massachusetts Arts Initiative

October 04, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Community Art Center was selected to participate in the Barr-Klarman Massachusetts Arts Initiative – as announced yesterday on the Barr Foundation’s blog. A partnership between two Boston-based foundations - Barr and The Klarman Family Foundation – the initiative is a $25 million, six-year investment in 29 arts and cultural organizations from across Massachusetts. Participating organizations receive flexible, multi-year operating support grants, in addition to training and technical assistance from TDC, a nonprofit consulting and research firm. Community Art Center’s engagement in the initiative begins with two grants totaling $300,000 from Barr and the Klarman Family Foundation over the next three years. This is a ringing endorsement of the Community Art Center’s work and a substantial investment in our potential. 

Community Art Center's Home Port Public Art Project one of 89 National Endowment for the Arts Our Town projects selected nationwide

August 04, 2017

The Community Art Center, an 80- year old institution providing creative youth development programming in the Port neighborhood of Cambridge, has been recommended for a grant of $100,000 from The National Endowment for the Arts to support their Home Port Public Art Project. NEA Chairman Jane Chu announced 89 awards totaling $6.89 million supporting projects across the nation through the agency’s Our Town program.

Yes Magazine: In Photos: 50 Years in a Housing Project Through the Eyes of Kids Who Lived There

February 09, 2016

Thanks to Polaroid and a basement arts center, the kids of Newtowne Court have built a photographic monument to their neighborhood since the 1960s.

Boston Globe: For decades, teens from Cambridge public housing documented the neighborhood

November 25, 2015

Using borrowed cameras and a basement darkroom they made photos of daily life that hold poignant memories today.

NECN: Capturing a Community in Photos

December 05, 2015

Photography teacher and current Board President Susan Richards and former student Tyrone Bellitti share surprising images from Cambridge public housing in the 1980's.

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