Creative SouthCoast

Creative SouthCoast Blog – 3rd EyE Youth Unlimited

Creative SouthCoast Blog – 3rd EyE Youth Unlimited

Poised to reorganize and rebuild through capacity building   Being the president of a small nonprofit made up entirely of volunteers can sometimes be daunting. Moving the organization forward, securing program funding, and ensuring day-to-day operations run...

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Creative SouthCoast Blog – Looking Forward

Creative SouthCoast Blog – Looking Forward

Pictured: Barr Foundation Director of Arts & Creativity, San San Wong with Community Foundation President & CEO Leonard Lee. Through the Creative Commonwealth Initiative, we work with the Barr Foundation and four other community foundations across the state....

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CREATIVE SOUTHCOAST BLOG – Who is FRACC?

CREATIVE SOUTHCOAST BLOG – Who is FRACC?

Even from the highway, you get a sense of the proliferating art scene in Fall River. A colorful Viva Fall River mural on the side of Rt 195 is one of many recent public art installations across the city. If you have plans next weekend, cancel them and head over to...

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CREATIVE SOUTHCOAST BLOG – Who is New Bedford Creative?

CREATIVE SOUTHCOAST BLOG – Who is New Bedford Creative?

Fall River and New Bedford art communities are thriving with engaging art installations, well-appointed museums - both new and old, burgeoning artist communities, and an incredible creative vibe. Our Creative SouthCoast Initiative supports these efforts and works with...

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Creative SouthCoast Blog: Not Just a “Nice to Have”

Creative SouthCoast Blog: Not Just a “Nice to Have”

When it comes to economic development, are the arts a “nice to have” or a “must-have”? The answer to that question was made clear when MassDevelopment chose, not a commercial business, but a mill converted to artists’ studios in New Bedford to announce the newest...

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Creative SouthCoast Blog: Capacity Building

Creative SouthCoast Blog: Capacity Building

So, what do we mean by capacity building? Glad you asked! Capacity building is the investment in the effectiveness and future sustainability of a nonprofit. This can take the form of financial support, community building, mentoring, and resources to strengthen...

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Creative SouthCoast Blog: Welcome!

Creative SouthCoast Blog: Welcome!

Welcome to our new monthly blog, where we plan to highlight the resources the Community Foundation is providing to advance arts and culture in the South Coast region. First, a bit of background: Four years ago, the SouthCoast Community Foundation was selected as one...

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Fall River – A Case Study for Supporting the Arts

Fall River – A Case Study for Supporting the Arts

As many of you know, the Community Foundation has three areas of focus, education, economic opportunity, and the arts, which we call our Creative Southcoast Initiative. It began in 2017 and is focused on Fall River and New Bedford. Building on a partnership with the...

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