Creative Worcester Initiative
GWCF is partnering with the Barr Foundation to support and elevate the creative community of Worcester. We seek to help propel Worcester's "cultural renaissance" by energizing dynamic cultural institutions, empowering innovative creatives, and engaging with community leaders.
As the world changes around us, we depend on arts and creativity to continue to change as well – to help bridge divides, build understanding, and enable all to find their voice and place in our communities. Through this initiative, we aim to foster a city where artists and creative entrepreneurs are welcomed and supported, quality projects are replicated or taken to scale, the contributions of our diverse populations are celebrated, and the sector is supported as a key driver of vitality and well-being.
Our work is part of the Barr Foundation's Creative Commonwealth Initiative
, a project launched in 2018 that brings together five community foundations from across Massachusetts who recognize the power and importance of arts and creativity in our communities. We are proud to have been selected by Barr to advance this work!
Advancing Worcester's First Cultural Plan