Notebook

Notebook, 1993-

DIRECTORIES - A Representative Listing with Periodic Corrections and Additions.
In review for updates in 2016

Visual Arts in
Massachusetts . . . . . . CT . . . MA . . . ME . . . NH . . . RI . . . VT . . . NE

Prominent sources for art news and calendar events are listed in addition to art museums, professional schools, arts organizations, associations and centers. This directory suggests the wealth of visual arts experiences and resources in Massachusetts. Note that it is not a complete list! Be sure to search online for any area of interest that is not included here.

NOTE: ** Indicates a year 2015 addition to the list



News
Be sure to explore area Colleges and Universities for publications and join them and the museums, artists, galleries and the many arts institutions and associations in Massachusetts and the New England Region on social networks for updates on their resources, projects and events.

Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist News . . . . . Local Cultural Councils by Town . . . . .


ArtsBoston - "ArtsBoston is a champion for Greater Boston's arts and cultural institutions and a collaborative partner for public, private, and nonprofit leaders who seek to engage more deeply with the region's arts and cultural sector. We gather, analyze, and disseminate data that provides a window into the significance of arts and cultural organizations to the region. We also help those organizations build their audiences and work more productively and effectively." . . . . . Public Art Boston . . . . . City of Boston Arts Page and Calendar . . . . . ArtSake Celebrating Massachusetts Arts and Arts - A service of the Massachusetts Cultural Council . . . . . Boston University Arts Initiative . . . . . Exhibitionist . . . . . Skinner Auction Schedule . . . . . WBUR Public Arts Calendar & eNewsletter . . . . . Museums 10 . . . . . arts@mit . . . . . Valley Advocate Calendar . . . . . New England Foundation for the Arts Events . . . . . Northampton Area Art Galleries and Exhibit spaces . . . . . Art New England . . . . . artscope - New England's Culture Magazine & Blog . . . . . Boston Handmade . . . . . Mass Moments (Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities). . . . . MA Foundation for the Humanities Newsletter . . . . . NemaNews [New England Museum Association]. . . . . MA Art Education Association - Updates . . . . . UMass Amherst Arts - [Western Mass] . . . . . Fenway Cultural District Calendar and eNews . . . . . Boston Globe Arts . . . . . Watch - (WGBH) . . . . . Arts / Brandeis . . . . . ArtsEditor . . . . . Boston Phoenix . . . . . American Craft Council Craft Calendar . . . . . TownOnLine (Select a Town) . . . . . Society for Arts & Crafts and CraftBoston E-Newsletter . . . . . Newbury Street Guide . . . . . About the Arts . . . . . New England Entertainment Digest . . . . . Very Special Arts of Massachusetts . . . . . New England Artisans Guild . . . . The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators - NE. . . . . Center for New England Culture - [University of New Hampshire] . . . . . Creative Ground - (New England Foundation for the Arts - Spotlights the rich range of creative people and places at work in the six New England states)



Featured

Artist Retreats / Massachusetts Including: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Amy Clampitt Residency . . . . Boston National Historical Park, AIR Program with Institute of Contemporary Art for 2 to 12 month residences from September through June and open to 2D artists, photographers, sculptors, video/filmakers, craft artists . . . . Contemporary Artists Center at the Historic Beaver Mill in North Adams . . . . C-Scape Dune Shack with Provincetown Community Compact . . . . Footpaths to Creativity in Stoughton with residency on Flores Island in the Azores Archipelago off the coast of Portugal from 1 week to 1 year . . . . Hadassah-Brandeis Institute AIR Program, Brandeis University . . . . Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts; Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in Cambridge with 1 yr. Residency and 40 fellowships annually for visual and literary arts, critics . . . . Rocky Neck Art Colony Goetemann Residency Program in Gloucester . . . . Sea Change Residencies/Gaea Foundation(Washington, DC) with Residency in Provincetown supporting visual, literary, performing arts by nomination only . . . . Wellspring House in Ashfield for literary and visual arts.

Boston, 1828 by John Rubens Smith (1775-1849). Watercolor with pen and ink. "This view of Boston from Roxbury is dated 1828, a particularly busy year for its creator, the energetic, British-born artist John Rubens Smith. After several years of residence in New York City, Smith returned to Boston in 1827, published an art manual, and opened a drawing academy in Cornhill Square . . . . " - (The Boston Athenaeum)

NOTE: "During its early years, the Boston Athenaeum became a center for the fine arts in Boston and, in fact, functioned as the city's first museum of fine arts. As one historian has written of that period, "For almost fifty years following [the Athenaeum's] first art gallery exhibition in 1827, the trustees purchased paintings and sculpture, European and American, and fostered the production of works of art by exhibitions." . . . . The first floor was originally a sculpture gallery, the second floor housed the library's growing collection of books, and the third floor, which was originally the top floor of the building and was equipped with skylights, served as a painting gallery . . . . The Art Department at the Boston Athenaeum has the primary function and responsibility of overseeing a large, historic collection of art that includes paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs, and decorative arts. Secondarily, the department plans and executes exhibitions of both historical and contemporary art in the Athenaeum's Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery.

The Athenaeum was instrumental in the founding of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts in 1870. The new museum actually held its earliest exhibitions in the Athenaeum's galleries before moving into its own building on Copley Square in 1876. . . . The Athenaeum continues to actively acquire works of art relevant to its history and existing collections by both gift and purchase. For example, thanks to the generosity of artists and their descendants, the Athenaeum owns the largest collection of the work of nineteenth-century American painter Cephas Thompson and the largest public collection of paintings and watercolors by twentieth-century Boston artist Allan Rohan Crite. . . . . A Recent Acquisitions Gallery, located on the building's first floor, is the site of rotating installations of objects -paintings, sculptures, works-on-paper, books, maps, and manuscripts -that are new to the institution's collections."

Arts in Western Massachusetts - Explore The Emily Dickinson Museum, Hampshire College Art Gallery, Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, National Yiddish Book Center, Smith College Museum of Art, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Historic Deerfield, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, The Amherst College Museum of Natural History, University Gallery of UMass Amherst.

Studios Without Walls - "Studios without Walls is a Brookline, Massachusetts-based collaborative of sculptors whose temporary outdoor art stimulates dialogue about aesthetics, environment, and community. The group reaches out to community and environmental groups in and around Brookline through its public art, collaborative projects, and educational programs. Their individual expressions in a wide range of forms and materials model innovative thinking, emphasize collaborative process, and promote community awareness." - See current and past exhibitions.

HarborArts Outdoor Gallery - "As a non-profit public art institution, HarborArts is dedicated to fostering cultural engagement through visual, literary, and performing arts." - Boston Shipyard Sculpture Gallery, Harbor Festival, Calendar, Projects

Art History Symposium at Boston University - "Art concerning landscape, environmental concerns and eco-critical perspectives; nationalism, transnationalism, and boundaries; regionalism and internationalism; topographical impulses and mapping; the geographic imagination; physical or psychological placement or displacement; institutional, public, private or virtual spaces; art's physical location, size, and scale; gendered and domestic spaces; and the cosmos (outer space) or the psyche (inner space). . . . " - Possible topics in the , March 18-20, 2010 - Anne Whiston Spirn, Keynote Speaker: To understand how and why things come about and to envision what might be"

The DeCordova Sculpture Park - "Encompasses 35 acres of rolling woodlands and lawns and provides a constantly changing exhibition of large-scale, outdoor, contemporary American sculpture. It is divided into nine sections. Wetlands | School Plaza | South Field | East Lawn | West Lawn | Watershed | Main Lawn | Alice's Garden | Sculpture Terraces . View the Park Map and Park Artists A�Z."

Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program - "Have you mastered a traditional art? Do you want to ensure it is passed on by teaching the next generation? Or do you want to increase your skills, technique, and artistry by studying with a master traditional artist?" - (Massachusetts Cultural Council)

Picturing America - "The nation's artistic heritage -our paintings, sculpture, architecture, fine crafts, and photography -offers unique insights into the character, ideals and aspirations of our country." - (An initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association, that brings high-quality reproductions of notable American art into classrooms and libraries nationwide.)

Essex Coastal Scenic Byway- Explore Amesbury, Andover, Beverly, Essex, Georgetown, Gloucester, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lawrence, Marblehead, North Andover, Peabody, Rockport, and Salem, Wenham, etc. and sign up for email.

The Boston Arts Academy (BAA) is a public high school for the visual and performing arts. As a pilot school within the Boston Public Schools, it is both a laboratory and a beacon for artistic and academic innovation.

Gallery@MCC - "Every year the Massachusetts Cultural Council recognizes outstanding Massachusetts artists in a range of disciplines.

Artist Toolbox - "The Artist's Professional Toolbox is the only comprehensive training program for the professional working visual artist in Greater Boston. APT is NOT a one-time workshop or '101-level' intro but an eight-month intensive course for a select group of artists. These artists will have a chance to learn and practice using their newfound marketing, networking and business skills during the program, with one-on-one guidance and feedback throughout" - Music, Performance, Visual Arts, Writers & Literary Arts Resources - (Massachusetts Cultural Council)

Community Arts Initiative: Artist Project - "The Artist Project is a collaboration between the MFA, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), and eight after-school community organizations in the Boston area. The artist and the children create a collaborative work of art inspired by the Museum's encyclopedic collection. The completed project is exhibited in the MFA's Courtyard Gallery. Projects begin in September 2008 and must conclude by June 2009. A stipend is provided. Submissions are reviewed by a panel composed of representatives from the MFA, the SMFA, and participating community organizations. Learn more and download the application. - (The Artist Project and the Community Arts Initiative are funded through a generous grant from the Linde Family Foundation.)

Art in the Massachusetts State House - "The bust of Washington at the front of the Senate Chamber was at one time thought to be of Samuel Adams. The identity crisis was cleared up with the help of Lafayette, who commented, "That's the Washington I knew!" . . . . The paintings lining the walls of the Senate Reception Room portray some of the former Senate presidents, including Calvin Coolidge and Horace Mann. This room is now used for conferences and occasional receptions . . . . Most of the Senate Chamber has been changed from the original Bulfinch design but the sunburst ceiling remains the same. Emblems symbolizing commerce, agriculture, war, and peace are located in the four corners of the ceiling. High above the chamber are the public galleries. Marble busts of state and national figures stand in the wall niches. Busts of Presidents Washington and Lincoln are situated behind the Senate President's desk. Near the visitors area is a bust of Marquis de Lafayette, a great friend of the American people, who visited the chamber on his way to lay the cornerstone for the Bunker Hill Monument in 1825. Several presidents, including Jackson, Monroe, and Van Buren, were welcomed here. It was in this chamber, too, that Angelina Grimke made political history when, in 1838, she gave a speech advocating the abolition of slavery. She was the first woman to address a United States legislative body. . . . . "I stand before you as a moral being, endowed with precious and unalienable rights, which are correlative with solemn duties and high responsibilities; and as a moral being I feel that I owe it to the suffering slave, and to the deluded master, to my country and my world to do all that I can to overturn a system of complicated crimes, built up upon the broken hearts and prostrate bodies of my countrymen in chains, and cemented by the blood and sweat and tears of my sisters in bonds." - (Angelina Grimke, February 21, 1838) . . . . The room for the House of Representatives (3rd floor) is paneled in Honduras mahogany. Behind the Speaker's podium are the Albert Herter murals, 'Milestones on the Road to Freedom.' The names on the ceiling cornice commemorate men who made important contributions to the commonwealth and the nation prior to 1895."

Keepers of Tradition - Massachusetts Folk Art - Discover the many living folk traditions in Massachusetts. "Throughout Massachusetts, artists learn, practice, and revitalize folk art traditions that take many expressive forms. These keepers of tradition are recognized as outstanding practitioners of craft, music, dance, and sacred arts. Yet much of their work is hidden from the public, remaining essentially unknown beyond their local communities. Some of these traditions have been here for centuries, while others came with people who moved here more recently from all over the world."



Museums

List of Museums in Massachusetts - (There are major museums and many small or private museums - Search by Name, Town, Type, etc.) . . . . . . . . . . Addison Gallery of American Art - (Andover) . . . . . . . . . . American Textile History Museum - (Lowell) . . . . . . . . . . Art Complex Museum at Duxbury . . . . . . . . . . Arthur M. Sackler Museum at Harvard - (Cambridge) . . . . . . . . . . Beauport - (The Sleeper-McCann House, Gloucester) . . . . . . . . . . Berkshire Museum - ( Pittsfield) . . . . . . . . . . Boston Historical Society and Museum . . . . . . . . . . The Boston Museum - (Unfortunately this endeavor was terminated) . . . . . . . . . . Boston Public Library Fine Arts Collection . . . . . . . . . . Busch-Reisinger Museum - [Harvard University, Cambridge] . . . . . . . . . . Cahoon Museum of American Art - (Cotuit) . . . . . . . . . . Cape Ann Historical Museum - [Gloucester] . . . . . . . . . . Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts - [Dennis] . . . . . . . . . . Chesterwood Museum - [Stockbridge] . . . . . . . . . . The Clark - [Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown] . . . . . . . . . . Concord Museum . . . . . . . . . . Connecticut Valley Historical Museum - [Springfield] . . . . . . . . . . Cyrus E. Dallin Art Museum - [Arlington] . . . . . . . . . . Danforth Museum of Art - [Framingham] . . . . . . . . . . Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College - [Wellesley] . . . . . . . . . . DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park - [Lincoln] . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden - [Springfield] . . . . . . . . . . Fitchburg Art Museum . . . . . . . . . . Fogg Art Museum at Harvard - [Cambridge] . . . . . . . . . . Fruitlands Museums - [Harvard] . . . . . . . . . . fullerCRAFT Museum - [Brockton] . . . . . . . . . . Gardner Museum - [The Fenway, Boston] . . . . . . . . . . George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum - [Springfiled] . . . . . . . . . . Gore Place - [Waltham] . . . . . . . . . . Griffin Museum of Photography - [Winchester] . . . . . . . . . . Harvard University Art Museums - [Cambridge] . . . . . . . . . . Heritage Plantation & Gardens - [Sandwich] . . . . . . . . . . Collections Database / Five Colleges and Historic Deerfield Museum Consortium - [Amherst College, Hampshire College, Historic Deerfield, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, UMASS Amherst] . . . . . . . . . . Institute of Contemporary Art - [Boston] . . . . . . . . . . John F. Kennedy Library and Museum - [Columbia Point, Boston] . . . . . . . . . . Lowell National Historical Park . . . . . . . . . . The Mary Baker Eddy Library Maaparium - [Mass Ave, Boston]. . . . . . . . . . Mass MoCA - and Kidspace - [North Adams] . . . . . . . . . . McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College - [Chestnut Hill] . . . . . . . . . . Mead Art Museum at Amherst College - [Amherst] . . . . . . . . . . MIT Museum - [Cambridge] . . . . . . . . . . Mount Holyoke College Art Museum - [South Hadley] . . . . . . . . . . Museum of Afro American History - [Beacon Hill, Boston] . . . . . . . . . . Museum of Fine Arts - [The Fenway, Boston] . . . . . . . . . . Museums10 - The partnership of seven outstanding college museums with three unique neighboring museums in Western Massachusetts . . . . . . . . . . National Heritage Museum - [Lexington] . . . . . . . . . . New Bedford Art Museum . . . . . . . . . . New England Museum Association - [Arlington] . . . . . . . . . . New England Quilt Museum - [Lowell] . . . . . . . . . . Norman Rockwell Museum - [Stockbridge] . . . . . . . . . . Old Academy Museum, the Framingham Historical Society - [Framingham] . . . . . . . . . . Peabody Essex Museum - [Salem] . . . . . . . . . . Pilgrim Hall - [Plymouth] . . . . . . . . . . The Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association at Deerfield - [Deerfield] . . . . . . . . . . Provincetown Art Association and Museum - [Provincetown] . . . . . . . . . . Rose Art Museum at Brandeis - [Waltham] . . . . . . . . . . Sandwich Glass Museum - [Sandwich] . . . . . . . . . . Smith College Museum of Art - [Northampton] . . . . . . . . . . Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History - [Weston] . . . . . . . . . . Springfield Art Museums . . . . . . . . . . Tsongas Industrial History Center - [Lowell] . . . . . . . . . . Whistler House Museum of Art - [Lowell] . . . . . . . . . . Williams College Museum of Art - [Williamstown] . . . . . . . . . . Worcester Art Museum . . . . . . . . . .



Professional Art Schools and Art Departments

Amherst College Fine Arts Department - [Amherst] . . . . . . . . . . Art Institute of Boston at Leslie University - [Kenmore Sq, Boston] . . . . . . . . . . Barn Workshop Fine Arts and Crafts School - [Danvers] . . . . . . . . . . Boston Architectural College - (Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Design Studies - Newbury St, Boston) . . . . . . . . . . Boston College Fine Arts Department and Arts Council - [Calendar & Mailing List] [Chestnut Hill]. . . . . . . . . . Boston University College of Fine Arts - [Commonwealth Ave, Boston] . . . . . . . . . . Boston University College of Communication - Photojournalism, Print Journalism, Public Relations, Science Journalism, Television - (Commonwealth Ave, Boston) . . . . . . . . . . Boston University Photographic Resource Center - [Commonwealth Ave, Boston] . . . . . . . . . . Art at Brandeis - [Waltham] . . . . . . . . . . Bridgewater State College Dept of Art - [Bridgewater] . . . . . . . . . . Clark University Art Department - [Worcester] . . . . . . . . . . The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts - [Jamaica Plain] . . . . . Emerson College School of Arts - Visual and Media Arts - [Boylston St, Boston] . . . . . Emmanuel College Art Department - [The Fenway, Boston] . . . . . Framingham State College Art Department - [Framingham] . . . . . Gordon College Department of Visual Arts - [Wenham] . . . . . . . . . . Harvard University Graduate School of Design and News & Events . . . . . . . . . . Harvard University Film Study Center - [Cambridge] . . . . . . . . . . Harvard University Office for the Arts - [Cambridge] . . . . . . . . . . Harvard University Department of Visual and Environmental Studies- The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts - [Cambridge] . . . . . . . . . . Harvard University Extension School Master's Degree (ALM) in Museum Studies Program - [Cambridge] . . . . . . . . . . Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University - Fellowship Program - [Cambridge] . . . . . . . . . . Holy Cross Visual Arts Dept. - [Worcester] . . . . . . . . . . Kaji Aso Studio Institute for the Arts - [Stephen St, Boston] . . . . . . . . . . Mass College of Art - [Huntington Ave, Boston] . . . . . . . . . . MIT Dept of Urban Studies and Planning - [Cambridge] . . . . . . . . . . MIT Dept. of Architecture - [Cambridge] . . . . . . . . . . MIT History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art - [Cambridge] . . . . . . . . . . MIT List Visual Art Center - [Cambridge] . . . . . . . . . . MIT Office of the Arts - [Cambridge] . . . . . . . . . . MIT School of Architecture & Planning - [Cambridge] . . . . . . . . . . MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies - [Cambridge] . . . . . . . . . . MIT The Media Laboratory/ Program in Media Arts - [Cambridge] . . . . . . . . . . Montserrat College of Art - [Beverly] . . . . . . . . . . Mount Holyoke Studio Art - [Also Architecture and Art History - South Hadley] . . . . . . . . . . Mount Ida MS in Interior Architecture - [Newton] . . . . . . . . . . Mudflat Studios Ceramic School - [Somerville] . . . . . . . . . . Nantucket Island School of Design & the Arts - [Nantucket] . . . . . . . . . . New England Institute of Art - [Brookline] . . . . . . . . . . New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University - [Ashburton Place, Boston] . . . . . . . . . . New England School of Photography - [Commonweath Ave, Boston] . . . . . . . . . . North Bennet Street School - [Boston] . . . . . . . . . . Northeastern University Department of Visual Arts - [Boston] . . . . . . . . . . Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center - [Provincetown] . . . . . . . . . . Radcliffe Institute Research & the Arts - (Harvard University, Cambridge) . . . . . . . . . . Regis College Fine Arts Program and Fine Arts Center - [Weston] . . . . . . . . . . Salem State College Art Department - [Salem] . . . . . . . . . . School of the Museum of Fine Arts - [The Fenway, Boston] . . . . . . . . . . Simmons Art Department and Trustman Art Gallery -[The Fenway, Boston] . . . . . . . . . . Smith College Art Department - [Northampton] . . . . . . . . . . Tufts University Art & Art History and Art Gallery - [Medford] . . . . . . . . . . Univ of MA Amherst Dept of Art and Art History - [Amherst] . . . . . . . . . . Univ of MA at Dartmouth - College of Visual and Performing Art - [Dartmouth] . . . . . . . . . . Univ of MA Boston Arts - [Boston] . . . . . . . . . . Univ of MA Lowell Art Department - [Lowell] . . . . . . . . . . Wellesley College Art Department - Art History, Art Studio, Architecture, Independent and Davis Museum (Wellesley, MA) . . . . . . . . . . Wheaten College Art and Art History - [Norton] . . . . . . . . . .




Studios

Massachusetts: Select a Region to Find Open Studios - PLUS: Art Museums, Cultural Districts, Dance, Film Festivals, Galleries, Music, Theater

Alliance of Artists Communities - [Northeast] . . . . . The Alliance of Artists Communities grew out of the MacArthur Foundation's 1990 program entitled 'Special Initiative on Artists' Colonies, Communities, and Residencies.' The eighteen recipients of grants under this one-time program began meeting in early 1991, then formed the Alliance in September of 1992 with seed money from the MacArthur Foundation and the NEA. The Alliance was originally based in Portland, Oregon, before relocating to Providence, Rhode Island in January of 2002 . . . . The Alliance advocates for creative environments that advance the endeavors of artists."

ArtistLink - Space Toolbox and ArtSpaceFinder - Connecting Artists and Spaces in Massachusetts, "Helps artists of all kinds find space to rehearse, create, and live affordably . . . . " (Boston Globe Magazine 3/19/06) - " ArtistLink works collaboratively to create a stable yet dynamic environment for Massachusetts artists and to support their increased contributions to our society and local communities. ArtistLink achieves this mission by taking a leadership role on artist space by providing individual artists, developers, and municipalities with targeted information and technical assistance and by advocating for relevant policy changes at the state level. Through partnerships with other organizations in New England and across the country, ArtistLink shares best practices and participates in the development and execution of new models of artist assistance. Targeted Work in Three Areas: 1. Preservation and creation of permanent and affordable artist space; 2. Policy work at the state and local level to encourage artist-friendly policies; 3. Resources for individual artists on a comprehensive web site (real estate info, online listing for artist spaces, links to important organizations --including connection and coordination with national LINC website

Artist Space Initiative (City of Boston) - "Artists help make Boston a more livable city - a city of people and neighborhoods, a center of cultural life, and a vital economic center. They function as small businesses by providing jobs and services for Boston residents. Since the late 1960s, artists have helped transform marginal neighborhoods into dynamic communities. Frequently, festivals, galleries, small performance spaces and small retail spring up in these same areas through the work of resident artists, generating a vibrant street life that acts as a deterrent to crime, dramatically enhancing the quality of neighborhoods for both the people who live there and people who visit . . . . The BRA is working with other city agencies including the Office of Cultural Affairs and the Department of Neighborhood Development to retain existing spaces for artists and create new ones."

Allston Arts District Studios - Over 35 artists.

Artblock - South End of Boston. "ArtBlock includes 26 affordable live/work lofts for sale, as well as market rate lofts and townhomes. Commanding the center of the site is the historic Joshua Bates Art Center, a permanent home for work-only artist studios. A cooperative art gallery in the East building rounds out this exciting new Community of the Arts."

Artists' Group of Charlestown, Inc - [Charlestown] . . . . . The Stove Factory gallery and Studio - "Founded in 1997 by a small group of resident artists, The Artists' Group of Charlestown, Inc. is an organization open to artists, artisans and friends, whose intent is to promote the visual arts."

ARTspace Maynard - [Maynard] . . . . . "ArtSpace-Maynard is a nonprofit community art center located in the former 55,000 square foot Fowler Middle School in Maynard MA. In January 2001 ArtSpace Inc. leased the building from the Maynard School Department and transformed it into one of the largest and most vital art centers in New England . . . . ArtSpace Inc. has developed and/or assisted artists to develop affordable studio and live-work studio space." There are 43 Artists' studios, a Gallery, a Printworks studio, a Theatre, and Community Education.

ArtWorks at Dover Street - [New Bedford] . . . . . "Eligibility: Professional visual artists in the fine arts and crafts. Must be for non-commercial explorations only . . . . Organization provides Studio, facility equipment including limited technical support, exhibition and program outreach, visiting artist and critic series, annual trip to New York City. Stipend Through UMass Dartmouth . . . . NOTE: ArtWorks! is currently reorganizing its residency program, and is not accepting applications until further notice. Please check here or at the ArtWorks! website for further information as it becomes available. . . . .

Atlantic Works Collaborative Space - [East Boston] . . . . . "Atlantic Works is a collaborative space for art and ideas. With a growing number of artists displaced by Boston's soaring rents, East Boston is poised to become the next artist enclave not unlike the Fort Point Channel area. The Atlantic Works Group, composed of 29 members of the thriving East Boston Artists Group (EBAG), is the newest manifestation of this trend." Cooperative Gallery. Events.

Boston Open Studios Coalition . . . . . "If you are an artist and wish to join Open Studios, please contact your neighborhood group or the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs. If you wish to start a new Open Studios event in your Boston neighborhood, please contact the Mayor's Office. The Coalition represents 12 Boston neighborhoods: United South End Artists . . . .Roslindale Open Studios . . . . SOWA Art Walk . . . . Jamaica Plain Artists . . . . Roxbury Open Studios . . . . Mission Hill Art Collective . . . . East Boston Artists Group . . . . Fort Point Arts Community and Midway Studios . . . . Dorchester Arts Collaborative . . . . Distillery Open Studios . . . . Allston Arts District . . . . Fenway Studios . . . . Artists Group of Charlestown . . . . Projects affiliated with the Boston Open Studios Coalition are made possible in part by the Boston Cultural Council and the City of Boston."

Boston Progress Arts Collective - [Washington St in Chinatown, Boston] . . . . . Boston's Asian Pacific American Arts Collective. "Boston Progress Arts Collective (BPAC) was founded in 2002 with three primary goals: to support and promote Asian/Pacific Islander artists in the Boston area and nationally, to emphasize the importance of arts for API communities, and to use the arts as a means of educating and organizing API communities."

Brickbottom Artists Association - [Somerville] . . . . . "The Brickbottom Artist Building is one of the oldest living and working artists communities in the country. Its successful creation is a testiment to the endurance and vision of the founding artists. In 1984, artists from Fort Point Channel, responding to their need for a stable, affordable working and living environment, began searching for a home. They eventually purchased two semi-abandoned buildings which were originally erected in the 1920's as the cannery and bakery of A&P stores.During the next three years, the buildings underwent substantial renovations to become the remarkable structures they are today, three structures joined by an awared-winning garden/courtyard. Brickbottom, named after the section in Somerville known for the clay deposits used for brickmaking, has become a well-known model for other artists' live/work developments throughout the country. Now, the nearly 150 condominium spaces, each of a unique size, shape and design, are home and workplace for more than 200 people and their pets." Gallery. Brickbottom Salon of Lectures, slide shows, literary events, concerts, meetings, film and video

Brookline Artists Open Studios . . . . . "Brookline Artists' Open Studios, an affiliate of the Brookline Council for the Arts and Humanities, Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the work of artists in Brookline and educating the public about the artistic process. Our Open Studios weekend is the third weekend in May, and maps for the event are available one month earlier at Town Hall, the local libraries, and local businesses. Applications for artists wishing to participate in Open Studios are available in November on-line and by mail and must be returned by mid-January. Each October we hold a public meeting in which artists interested in participating in the following spring's Open Studios may vote on the rules and fees that will govern that year's event. Our calendar of meetings, deadlines, and the event itself are published on-line in November. Open Studios is an artist-run, all-volunteer organization. Our steering committee consists of the major committee chairpeople and meets throughout the year. Steering committee members change from year to year, and we are constantly in need of new volunteers and new inspiration for these positions."

Cambridge Artists Cooperative - [Church St in Harvad Sq, Cambridge] . . . . . "The Cambridge Artists located in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, is an artist-owned and operated gallery of fine American craft that showcases the work of over 150 artists."

Claflin School Studios (Newtonville) . . . . . Artist studios and living space.

The Distillery (516 East 2nd street South Boston) . . . . . A historical factory building converted into artist studios and studio apartments.

The Umbrella Community Arts Center - [Concord] . . . . . "The Umbrella enriches lives and builds a vibrant community through the arts.� - Studios, Gallery, Classes, Performance, Communities Initiatives

Dorchester Arts Collaborative, Inc . . . . . "We are people who support the arts in Dorchester, Boston's largest and oldest neighborhood. The neighborhood's historic diversity is exhibited in its architecture, from the old Victorian homes of wealthy Bostonians to the multi-family dwellings of later groups of immigrants. Today, Dorchester retains its diversity. Its main thoroughfare, Dorchester Avenue, connects many close-knit neighborhoods and thriving commercial districts of all kinds. DAC is a community-based organization that connects artists from every discipline with people who appreciate the arts, to support and expand the cultural life of Dorchester." Arts Database and Gallery. Open Studios.

East Boston Artist Group - and Atlantic Works . . . . . A collaborative space for art and ideas. 29 member artists. Gallery and Events.

Feet of Clay - [Brookline] . . . . . A working pottery Collaborative in Brookline, MA. "Whether you're an experienced potter looking for studio space, or a beginner interested in learning how to hand-build or wheel-throw, Feet of Clay has everything you need to start working with clay today!"

Fenway Studios - [Ipswich St, Boston] . . . . . "In 1904 many of Boston's best known artists lost their homes, work spaces and much of their life's work in a disastrous fire at the Harcourt Studios. A group of business and civic leaders promptly acquired the land, and hired the architectural firm of Parker and Thomas to design a modern replacement for the lost building. Just one year later in 1905, the construction of the Fenway Studios was completed and the artists moved in. Fenway Studios was designed so that all 46 studios would have north light, the interior plans were inspired by the ateliers of 19th century Paris with 12 foot windows, 14 foot ceilings and fireplaces in the end studios. The exterior was built in the Arts and Crafts Style using clinker brick. During the early history of the building numerous prominent artists and teachers worked here including Edmund Tarbell, Joseph Decamp, William Paxton, Philip Hale, Lillian Wescot Hale, George L. Noyes, Marion B. Allen, Lila Perry Cabot, Mary Bradish Titcomb, William Kaula, Lee Lufkin Kaula, Lillian and Leslie Prince Thompson, Charles Hopkinson, Marion L. Pooke, to name just a few. These artists are often referred to as 'Boston School.' Today, a broad variety of contemporary painting styles are represented in Fenway Studios from abstract expressionist to realist and virtually every style in between."

Fort Point Arts Community - [Summer St on Fort Point, Boston] . . . . . "Boston's oldest open studio event features some of the city's best-known artists . . . . " (Boston Globe Magazine 3/19/06) - "Currently the main activities of FPAC are artists lease negotiations for the 33 floors rented from the Boston Wharf Company; advocacy for Fort Point artists in relation to the Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel Project, the South Boston Seaport Master Plan and the Convention Center; Exhibitions in the FPAC Gallery and the annual Open Studios weekend. Each of these issues and events requires many, many hours of volunteer work."

Fountain Street Studios - [The Bancroft Building in South Framingham] . . . . . Artists studios and Open Studio events.

Jamaica Plain Open Studios weekend - Over 200 artists open their studios and show in group sites around Jamaica Plain.

Midway Studios at Fort Point - "Midway Studios comprises approximately 200,000 square feet in three contiguous warehouse buildings located at 15 Channel Center Street (formerly 24-38 Midway Street), just behind 211-215 A Street. The 89 live/work studios, located on floors two through six of Midway Studios, are designed to accommodate a broad range of working styles. The first floor houses dramatic two story spaces, a café and office/retail space for cultural organizations and arts-related businesses."

Miller Street Studios - [Somerville, MA] . . . . . "A community of professional mid-career artists, all of whom have at least 20 years experience in their fields."

Mudflat Studios - [Somerville] . . . . . Somerville, MA. "Mudflat Studio has offered the metropolitan Boston community a unique opportunity for clay work and play since 1971. As both an exciting, professionally run ceramics school and home to 18 clay artists, Mudflat follows its mission to promote and expand awareness and interest in the ceramic arts. Together, the school and studio form a dynamic community centered on a single medium and a shared creative process."

Newton Open Studios - "Newton is one of the few communities to hold Open Studios in the spring, and the extra space of suburbia means luxuries like a sculpture garden." - (Boston Globe Magazine 3/19/06)

NoCa Arts - [North Cambridge] . . . . . "NoCa Arts (North Cambridge Arts) is an association of artists who live and work in North Cambridge. It is an organization of accomplished professionals with a strong commitment to the North Cambridge community. It is partly funded by generous private support." Open Studio event in April.

Open Square - [Holyoke] . . . . . "Construction is underway on new artist studios --these new studios are on the second floor overlooking the lower canal. Great large windows and south light with great views of the canals, the city and the mountains beyond! 800 to 1,600 sq. ft. studios. 1, 2 & 3-year leases with rents beginning at $425 a month with insulated windows and ample heat for the winter months. Utilities included."

Piano Craft Guild Artist Studios - [Tremont St, Boston] - "When it was completed in 1854, the Jonas Chickering Pianoforte was the second largest building in the world, after the United States Capitol, and the first to combine all aspects of the manufacturing of pianos under one roof . . . . Conceived by the architects as affordable housing for artists, the Piano Craft Guild today retains the color and unconventionality of its artistic tradition, while offering innovative living spaces for urban professionals in an exotic, exhilarating environment."

Saxonville Studios - [Framingham] . . . . . "Fifteen years ago a group of artists came together to form what is now known as Saxonville Studios. They located themselves in the heART of Saxonville, Framingham's historical "Soho" neighborhood village in the old Roxbury Carpet Company mill building on the Sudbury River. Over the years we have promoted art in the community by opening our doors for our Annual Open Studios event, which is held every spring, and at some other select times during the year. This community of artists works here daily sharing ideas, news, occasional meals and the desire to create. Many of us are working artists: from professional art restoration to photo collage commissions; from oil portrait sittings to the photography of architecture. We are teachers, scientists, parents, children, community-spirited, but above all we are artists pursuing the elusive muse 24/7. Some of us have achieved regional and national recognition; others are earlier in their quest, yet we all share this passion for ideas and art."

Sheffield Pottery, Inc - [Sheffield] . . . . . Ceramic supplies and retail pottery since 1946.

South End Open Studios . . . . . Over 250 member artists

The Brush Art Gallery and Artists' Studios - [Lowell] . . . . . "Discover thirteen distinguished, working artists and crafts persons located in a restored mill, and visit our high-quality, original art gallery . . . . As A Brush With History finishes its twentieth year, our primary mission remains unchanged since being founded by the Lowell Historical Preservation Commission, U.S. Department of the Interior, in 1982: to nurture the working artist, to keep the visual arts alive and healthy in the heart of Lowell's historic district, and to demonstrate through cultural programming the diverse and rich heritage and talent that exist in the greater Lowell area."

The Center for Arts Natick . . . . . "The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN) brings the excitement of the arts into the MetroWest community by providing a vibrant concert venue and community center featuring live music, dance, theater and visual art. TCAN provides a cultural focus where established artists and talented newcomers present performances, literary events and art exhibitions in a cultural environment that brings together individuals and families, children and seniors. All are welcome, and all who enter benefit from exposure to the arts in this creative and interactive environment. TCAN is home to a dynamic Visual Arts program serving the MetroWest community by coordinating artistic exhibits by local and regional artisans, and supporting many satellite galleries located in local business and retail locations. Gallery opportunities are considered from all established and emerging artists. To promote artistic creativity and learning, TCAN hosts several visual art programs including juried art shows, weekly portrait groups, mentoring programs and open studio sessions."

Porter Mill Studios, Beverly, MA . . . . . "Home to fifty cermisists, jewelers, musicians, painters, printmakers, photographers and more. The gallery hosts monthly rotating exhibits featuring the work of Porter Mill artists as well as artists from the community, and on the First Thursday of every month the studios are opened to the public."

SOWA Art Walk - "Studios and galleries open their doors, and there's a crafts market, too . . . . " - (Boston Globe Magazine 3/19/06)

United South End Artists . . . . . Over 250 artists in several buildings in the South End. "The South End, always one of the area's most vibrant districts, is truly alive during Open Studios weekend with the opening of lofts, brownstones and renovated warehouses that house artists' studios and galleries. The South End also has an amazing selection of great restaurants and shops that are open year-round.

Vernon Street Studios - [Somerville] . . . . . "Over 50 artists welcome the public into their workspaces at 6 and 20 Vernon Street, Somerville, MA. during Open Studios. . . . The Vernon Street Artists community is well known throughout the area for the quality of artwork produced by artists with established reputations as well as exciting newcomers. Located in a historic 19th century brick industrial building, Vernon Street housed the first group of artists to open their studios to the public in 1975."

Waltham Mills Art Association - [Waltham] . . . . . Over 70 artists [4 groups by location: Artists West, Moody Street Station, River Street Artists, Waltham Studios]. "A revolution started here! Almost 200 years ago, the Waltham Cotton and Wool Factory established its business along the Charles River in approximately the location of 144 Moody Street. Later, Francis Cabot Lowell along with others, formed the Boston Manufacturing Company, which produced bolts of cloth by the thousands. The BMC was radical in two major ways: it produced cotton and woolen goods on a tremendous scale and used water powered looms; at least 7 years before the mills in Lowell and Lawrence. Indeed, Waltham has been a city of many firsts, including one of the first artists' collectives in the area. The Revolution continues. Over 20 years ago, a group of artists began to rehabilitate space in the same buildings that once employed hundreds and had fallen into disuse. Using our money, talent, and labor we transformed the neglected and degenerating buildings into studios where we can create art, and in some cases, reside." Open Studios events.

West Medford Open Studios . . . . . "The West Medford Open Studios is a multicultural arts group intended to enhance the community. During the last weekend of April, for the fourth year in a row, West Medford Open Studios (WMOS) enlivens the neighborhood by inviting the public to view artists' work and encouraging a dialogue among the artists, curious neighbors, and the broader public. A diverse community of artists will take part, including painters, sculptors, photographers, writers, and musicians. The people of Medford and adjoining towns are the primary audience for this event, which will take place at the artists' studios and at additional public sites."

Western Avenue Lofts - (Lowell) . . . . . "118 studios and over 160 artists of all disciplines." - First Saturday of every month, noon to 5pm.




Art Organizations

Massachusetts Cultural Council - [James St, Boston] . . . . . CulturaLinks, News, Peer Advisor Network, Traditional [folk or ethnic] Arts Apprenticeships, Grants, Public Programs, Issues and Trends - "The Massachusetts Cultural Council promotes excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences, in order to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities. For more than 30 years, MCC has invested in the cultural life of Massachusetts. The Council receives an annual appropriation from the state legislature. It then makes thousands of grants to non-profit cultural organizations, schools, communities and individuals artists, funding programs that use arts, science and the humanities to build strong, diverse, livable communities. The beneficiaries of these programs comprise a cross-section of the population and citizens in each Massachusetts city and town." - Local Cultural Councils - (Massachusetts Cultural Council)

Massachusetts Art Education Association . . . . . "Art from the Start."

MassHumanities - "Mass Humanities conducts and supports programs that use history, literature, philosophy, and the other humanities disciplines to enhance and improve civic life in Massachusetts. Established in 1974 as the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), we are an independent programming and grant-making organization that receives support from the NEH and the Massachusetts Cultural Council as well as private sources."

Massachusetts Historical Commission - [Morrissey Boulevard, Boston] . . . . . View the Index and Mass Preservation Projects Fund, Historic Preservation Programs, Publications Available, National Register of Historic Places: Overview, Commonwealth Museum, Massachusetts Archives. Historic Commission Programs. Public Events & Activities.

Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism - Arts & Culture - [Park Plaza, Boston] . . . . . Events Calendar.

About the Arts . . . . . "About the Arts seeks arts-related videos 5 to 10 minutes in length for a new "Video Shorts Segment" for its weekly television program. Cultural events, performance art, poetry readings, art and society, and animation will be considered. Contact: 617-644-0143; jamesbrown@aboutthearts.com."

Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council . . . . . "The Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council (ABCC) was established in 1982 to promote the arts, to help develop cultural programs in the Acton and Boxborough communities and to award and administrate Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) Grant funds. We are a council of 10 members who volunteer and are recommended to the Towns' Selectmen for appointment . . . . " - Evening of Jazz, The Storyteller, Catskill Puppets, Octoberfest, Historical Perspectives, Irish Music, Hoi Polloi Dance Performance

Agawam Cultural Council . . . . . "The Agawam Cultural Council is comprised of area volunteers with an interest in supporting the arts and humanities throughout Agawam and western Massachusetts. Together with the Massachusetts Cultural Council, our mission is to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences. . . . " - First Fridays, Bus Trips, Wine Tasting, Art Auction, Music & Cultural Programming and other Events

American Academy of Arts and Sciences - [Cambridge] . . . . . "For over 220 years, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences has served as a major intellectual catalyst in American life. Today, members from every discipline engage in collaborative, multidisciplinary studies of complex problems that defy easy solution: issues ranging from arms control to universal basic and secondary education to the state of the humanities."

American Craft Council - [State Calendar] . . . . . "The American Craft Council is a national, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft. Founded by Aileen Osborn Webb in 1943, the Council has a distinguished history of innovative programming that has provided a vital base for the emergence of the contemporary craft movement in the United States in the decades since the Second World War. The Council is today the leading voice for the crafts in America, celebrating the remarkable achievement of the many gifted artists working in the media of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and other materials. Programs through which the Council supports the field include the bimonthly magazine American Craft, annual retail and wholesale shows, and a special library on contemporary craft, education grants, workshops, seminars and other services to the public." - Craft Calendar

Arlington Center for the Arts . . . . . "For fifteen years The Arlington Center for the Arts has presented musicians, sculptors, actors, playwrights and poets a home for their works." Events, Classes, Exhibits, Studio Artists.

Art Complex Museum at Duxbury . . . . . "Founded for the town to share with its residents, it was called the Art Complex because the Weyerhaeuser family wanted it to fufill the many interests that their family had always had. The exhibitions, lectures, concerts, demonstrations and classes make it a complex rather than a museum. . . . .

Artbeat - [Arlington] . . . . . A creativity center that offers a unique selection of art supplies, fun and creative gifts, and do-it-yourself kits.

Art Interactive - "The purpose of the Art Interactive is to provide a public forum that fosters self-expression and human interaction through the development and exhibition of art which is contemporary, experimental, and participatory. We are a privately funded, non-profit exhibition space in Cambridge's Central Square. We schedule 4 shows a year, and all our exhibitions are guest-curated."

ArtistColony.com - Artists, Associations

Artists for Humanity - [Boston] . . . . . " AFH tackles the myriad of problems youth face today with tremendous impact. We celebrate the talents and wonderful energy of young people by giving them hands-on experiences in creativity, business, teamwork, and self-governance. Participants learn the techniques and tools of professional artists and the business world while engaging in education, employment, artistic exploration, and entrepreneurial experience. This produces life-transforming change for youth and for their communities. With your support, we can grow even stronger in meeting the needs of these talented and hard working young people from Boston's urban neighborhoods. . . . "

Artists at Large, Inc. - [Hyde Park] . . . . . "A-a-L was founded in 2002 and works to make a difference by connecting artists and members of the community. Our exhibits feature emerging, established and unknown artists and we also host a variety of performances. A-a-L features 4,000 square feet of space which includes a large open gallery, a workshop used for demonstrations, teaching and the sharing of ideas, a functional darkroom and two "work only" studios for artists. By providing a venue for creativity we strive to be a resource for the community."

ArtsBoston - [Columbus Ave, Boston] . . . . . "We were founded in 1975 by The Boston League of Theatres. . . . . We now serve a constituency of over 165 theatre, music and dance groups in Greater Boston. BosTix, ArtsMail and Member Services make the arts accessible to a wide audience while providing our member groups with a cost effective means to help market their programs. Since our inception, we've brought 3 million people to the arts and have returned over $36 million to Greater Boston's arts community." View list of 170 performing arts member groups.

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod - [Centerville, Barnstable County] . . . . . "Since 1988, the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod has worked to strengthen and promote Cape Cod's arts and cultural industry 365 days a year. We are the Cape's only nonprofit arts and cultural umbrella organization serving individual artists and artisans, fine and performing arts groups and businesses, and cultural or historical establishments such as museums . . . . The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod is the local arts agency for Barnstable County. We're for artists -- to help you do well at what you love to do best. And we're for art aficianados -- to make sure that art and culture on the Cape continues to be an exceptional attraction for residents and visitors alike. Just visit the pages at left for more information on how we help art and culture thrive on Cape Cod!"

ArtsGloucester . . . . . "Our goal is to share, promote, sponsor, and educate each other in the efforts of uniting this jewel of a creative environment, Gloucester and Cape Ann. The enrichment and development of a thriving artistic and historic fishing community depends on our residents and guests to understand each others needs, strengths and talents. An inter-aware community is able to share in the creative process of community development, education, commerce and tourism. Together and united we can grow in creative knowledge and community pride."

ARTSPACE Community Arts Center - (Greenfield) . . . . . "Artspace was founded in 1973 by parents who wanted more in-school and out-of-school arts experiences for their children. Artspace's mission has remained true to its beginnings: to encourage and nurture the appreciation of and participation in the arts by offering programs and instruction; and by advocating the importance of the arts in education and in the community. Our gallery, art and music programs, special events and performances in our new home at 15 Mill Street, Greenfield attract many students from birth to 80. Approximately 18% of our students receive financial aid. Artspace serves approximately 500 students annually with weekly lessons and classes at our own facility, and through outreach programs. We work with area schools providing art and music faculty for after school programs and art and music curriculum during the school day."

ArtWorks! At Dover Street - [New Bedford] . . . . . "ArtWorks! is an old non-profit contemporary art center founded in 1993, and located within New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. Our 15,000 square foot facility has three galleries for viewing exemplary national fine art and craft, a gift shop -Third Street Gifts, seven studios for artists-in-residence, and an educational facility with a teen art center, graphics lab, ceramics and printmaking studio. ArtWorks! presents 5 to 7 exhibitions per year, invites 7-12 artists for residencies lasting 2 weeks to one year in length, and holds general enrollment classes for adults and children. In addition, the Teen Art Coalition (TAC) is available to regional teenagers interested in art - the TAC meets twice weekly after school and is free! Last year about 10,000 visitors and 2,500 students participated in programs at ArtWorks!. In addition, ArtWorks! presents special events throughout the year including an annual fundraising art auction, For Love of Art, in February, and Martinis & More - an annual summer gala benefit in July. The SouthCoast Chamber Music Society is presenting several concerts this year on AHA! Nights."

Atlantic Works - [East Boston] . . . . . "Atlantic Works is a collaborative space for art and ideas. With a growing number of artists displaced by Boston's soaring rents, East boston is poised to become the next artist enclave not unlike the Fort Point Channel area. The Atlantic Works Group, composed of 29 members of the thriving East Boston Artist Group (EBAG), is the newest manifestation of this trend." Border Street, East Boston, MA.

Barn Workshop - [Danvers] . . . . . Fine Arts and Crafts School and Gallery, Danvers, MA. "The school was founded in 1973 and after incorporated as a non-profit organization. It has offered a program of courses in Fine Arts and Crafts, Workshops in different disciplines, children's programs and consulting services in art education programs for: public and private elementary schools, middle - high schools and special groups. A consistent schedule of exhibitions both in house and in cooperation with other organizations has been fostered. The goal is to promote the Visual Arts as a composite of Fine Arts and Fine Crafts."

Barrington Center for the Arts at Gordon College - [Wenham] . . . . . Wenham, MA. "The most modern center for the performing and visual arts north of Boston. Containing a video screening room, two art galleries, a studio theatre, working studio space for artists, classrooms and offices, Barrington is to the Visual Arts, Communication and Theatre Departments at Gordon College."

Bedford Center for the Arts . . . . . "The mission of the Bedford Center for the Arts is to support the community's artistic desires through classes, workshops, musical and dramatic presentations, lectures, movies, exhibits, and other arts-related activities. A continuous schedule of activities will provide community-building around the arts. We should maintain a moderate fee schedule to make all events accessible to everyone, while being self-sustaining financially." - Crafts, Music, Drama, Calendar.

The Berkshire Artisans - [Pittsfield] . . . . . Pittsfield, MA. "The Berkshire Artisans is a community arts center. But more fundamentally, it is an idea, a place, and a group of people who share an interest in and a love for art. The idea behind the Artisans is a belief that arts are vital to community life and important to individuals -- and that they should be accessible to all. The place which gives home to this idea is a historic building in the heart of Pittsfield, just a block from the main street of town. Our festive banner and a huge outdoor mural mark the spot. Inside, there�s a gallery and performance area, workshops, and artist�s studios. The people of Berkshire Artisans include administrators, local volunteers and friends, art teachers, students, exhibiting and performing artists, studio tenants, and YOU. It is your participation we seek -- in any of those categories -- so that we can continue to make our idea a reality."

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation - [Great Barrington] . . . . . "Community foundations are the fastest growing segment of philanthropy in the U.S. The first community foundation was founded in 1914 in Cleveland. Today, more than 600 community foundations across the United States have over $15 billion in combined assets, and contribute more than $1 billion to nonprofit organizations every year. Each community foundation is made up of a collection of charitable funds that are focused on a specific geographic region, established by various donors, then pooled and invested together so that the income provides a steady resource for the community. . . . . Mission: To improve the quality of life in Berkshire, Litchfield, Columbia and Dutchess counties through organized philanthropy"

Berwick Research Institute - [Roxbury] . . . . . Roxbury Artist in Research Residency Program




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