Funding List - Fiscal Year 2018
Funding information for previous fiscal years is available from
Mass Cultural Council's Communications Department.
Actors' Shakespeare Project, Inc., Somerville
Project: Shakespeare Inside & Out: for ensemble and performance-based Shakespeare and
theater projects for vulnerable youth in the custody of DYS, on probation, or in transition back into society to develop social, preprofessional,
artistic, and literacy skills.
Angkor Dance Troupe, Lowell
Project: Youth Creative Programming: to support vulnerable youth in their developmental process of self-identity through connecting them to their culture of origin, and to instill in them a strong goal-setting/work ethic through the demanding medium of Cambodian classical and folk dance instruction.
Artistic Noise, Inc., Newton
Project: Artistic Noise: to provide studio art workshops in detention and a community-based, reentry
work programs for youth.
Artists for Humanity, Boston
Project: Arts Micro-enterprise: for a paid apprenticeship/leadership program to provide teens with hands-on job training in the arts and enterprise under the mentorship of professional artists, and to include a public exhibition and sale of the young people's artwork.
BalletRox, Inc., Boston
Project: BalletRox Dance! Community Dance Program: to provide Boston youth ages 5-18 dance
experiences in a supportive, community-based environment.
Barrington Stage Company, Inc., Pittsfield
Project: Playwright Mentoring Project: for an intensive out-of-school activity to use theatre as a
catalyst to help at-risk youth, ages 13 to 19, learn valuable life skills that can aid them in developing positive self-images.
Berklee College of Music, Boston
Project: Berklee City Music-High School Academy (HSA): for an intensive program for youth (grades 9-12) to develop musicianship by learning advanced skills, technique, and composition.
Bird Street Community Center, Inc., Boston
Project: Arts Entrepreneurship: to ensure that high-risk, inner-city youth have the experiences,
skills, and support to make healthy choices and succeed in all the “next steps” of their lives: middle school, high school, college,
vocational school, and employment.
Boston Ballet, Inc., Boston
Project: Boys in Motion: to provide a safe after-school outlet for physical and creative expression to
a vulnerable population of middle school boys from violence-plagued sections of Dorchester.
Boston City Singers, Inc., Boston
Project: Boston City Singers Concert Chorus: to provide sequential instruction, performance, youth
development, cultural exploration, leadership training, and community service.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Inc., Boston
Project: Music Clubhouse: for youth music lessons and to support Future Music Group, an
intensive music production course.
Cambridge Community Television, Cambridge
Project: Youth Media Program: to support teens in creating honest stories about themselves and
their communities in paid positions as media artists.
The Care Center, Holyoke
Project: Paper City Poetry Project: to increase students’ awareness and love of language and
poetry; to inspire students to express themselves through poetry; and to present contemporary poetry to the public through
instruction, student poetry anthology, and public readings.
Central Square Theater, Inc., Cambridge
Project: Youth Underground: for an theater ensemble for youth ages 13 to 25.
Community Art Center, Cambridge
Project: Teen Media Program: for teens to explore the issues in their lives and seek to create positive change through media production as well as through the management of a national festival for youth-produced films and videos.
Elevated Thought Foundation, Inc., Methuen
Project: Creative. Community. Change. (C3): to encourage students to examine societal issues
and explore new ideas through discussion, poetry, and various visual art mediums.
Enchanted Circle Theater, Holyoke
Project: YOUTH TRUTH Arts and Advocacy: to provide access to the arts and build self-esteem,
competence, and resilience in teens.
Express Yourself, Beverly
Project: Express Yourself!: to support community youth and young people from the Department of Mental Health to collaborate in a multi-disciplinary, culturally diverse arts program that brings 17 isolated communities together to perform at the Citi Wang Theater.
Girls Incorporated of Lynn, Lynn
Project: Beach Sister Program: to provide teen leaders with the opportunity to work with scientists
to help influence peers and younger girls to see science as exciting, to engage with their community, and to see careers in STEM
as a viable option.
Groundwork Lawrence, Inc., Lawrence
Project: Green Team Science Expansion: to increase STEM proficiency, professional prospects,
employability, environmental awareness, and healthy living competency Lawrence of high school Lawrence youth.
The Hyde Square Task Force, Inc., Boston
Project: Ritmo en Acción: for an afterschool Afro-Latin dance program to promote the artistic
growth and personal resilience of low-income, minority Boston teens and help them become successful and civically engaged
artists and individuals.
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Project: Fast Forward: for high-need youth to develop audio and film work for critique and
Massachusetts Audubon Society, Inc., Lincoln
Project: Lowell Leaders in Stewardship: to provide out-of-school opportunities for youth in Lowell to
work alongside mentors to conduct scientific investigations, participate in habitat stewardship projects, and develop leadership
Medicine Wheel Productions, Inc., Boston
Project: Youth Public Art Internship: to provide employment opportunities, mentorship, case
management, and therapeutic creative work for underserved or marginalized youth from across the city of Boston.
Museum of Science, Boston
Project: Collective Impact: A Computer Clubhouse Youth Leadership Initiative: for STEAM
community projects, including the launch of a Clubhouse leadership council, a game design guild, a record label, a film festival,
and family events.
New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford
Project: High School Apprenticeship Program: to provide low-income New Bedford high school
students with skill-based projects in the humanities and interpretive sciences, mentorship, and life skills instruction to prepare
them to succeed in college and the workplace.
New England Aquarium, Boston
Project: NEAq Teen Internship Program: to offer paid career exploration in science and museum
administration, as well as life skills development for youth ages 14 to 18.
Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, North Adams
Project: Teen Writing Workshop: to assist young writers to develop their creative work with the
guidance of expert staff through participation in weekly writing sessions, and to provide the opportunity to publish their work and
share it in public readings.
Partners For Youth With Disabilities, Boston
Project: Access to Theatre: for accessible afterschool and summer performing arts programs, workshops, special events, classes, and leadership opportunities for approximately 50-60 youth with and without disabilities.
The Performance Project, Inc., Northampton
Project: First Generation: to provide youth with intensive arts and leadership training.
Project STEP, Inc., Boston
Project: Cultivating Success: Project STEP’s Core String Training Program: to provide intensive
music and string instrument instruction to musically talented Black and Latino children from underserved areas of Boston.
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown
Project: Art Reach: to provide a free project-based curriculum in traditional & digital arts for underserved
youth, ages 13-22, from eight towns of the Outer Cape.
RAW Art Works, Lynn
Project: RAW Chiefs and Project Launch: to help teens at the critical juncture between youth and adulthood to envision and create positive futures; for RAW Chiefs to mentor younger artists at RAW; and for Project Launch to provide teens with one-to-one mentoring for college access.
Seeds of Solidarity Education Center, Orange
Project: SOL Garden: Youth Cultivate a Hopeful Future: to engage low-wealth, rural, and isolated
youth in cultivating food while development knowledge and leadership skills.
Shakespeare & Company, Lenox
Project: Shakespeare in the Courts: for adjudicated youth in the Berkshire County Juvenile Courts system to rehearse and perform a Shakespeare play instead of incarceration or community service, helping the young people develop more consistent positive behaviors.
Sociedad Latina, Inc., Boston
Project: Sociedad Latina’s Youth Artist Mastery Program: for intensive music education, instrument
lessons, and career exploration to Boston youth.
South End Technology Center @ Tent City, Boston
Project: Learn 2 Teach, Teach 2 Learn: to engage Boston youth from elementary school through
college in the creative possibilities of STEAM.
The Theater Offensive, Boston
Project: True Colors Out Youth Theater: for an educational theater program that provides arts instruction and leadership training to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth and their straight allies, ages 14-22.
Tranformative Culture Project, Inc, Boston
Project: Media Leadership Institute: to work with youth who are most likely to be negatively
impacted by media messages and put them in control of crafting alternatives.
Urbano Project, Inc., Boston
Project: Artists' Projects and Urbano Fellows: to facilitate collaboration between urban teens and
Worcester Youth Center, Inc., Worcester
Project: YouthReach: to assist at-risk 14 to 24-year-old young people in completing high school
and entering higher education or employment.
Zoo New England, Boston
Project: ZooTeens: to support the ZooTeen, ZooTeen, Jr., Teen Ambassador, and Youth Advisory
Council programs in order to provide students with access to hands-on learning opportunities, exposure to jobs in zoos and
conservation organizations, and workplace skills.
Zumix, East Boston
Project: HANDS-ON Youth Development Program: to support personal guidance, self-assessment, and leadership development in urban youth through focus on four distinct areas: songwriting and performance, instrumental music, creative technology, and radio.
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