Current Trilogy Grantees
Artists for Humanity
The Paul Revere House
Boston Youth Symphony ICP Program
Grantee NameGrantee Description
2020: Codman Academy TBD
2020: Indian Hill Music TBD
2020: The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre The Gamm Theatre tells stories that entertain, provoke, and engage seriously with the most important issues of our time. The Gamm further serves the public with educational programming that enriches the cultural and civic life of our community. The Trilogy Grant supports our education program, Promoting Literacy and Arts for Youth (PLAY). Designed to meet Rhode Island benchmarks for Arts and English Language Arts, PLAY programs offer a unique and dynamic approach to arts-based learning with a specific focus on deeper literacy learning. Serving over 5000 students, PLAY programs are provided free to students in Pawtucket and include in-school residencies, after-school programming, and student matinees to the Gamm's professional production season.
2020: Open Door Arts Formerly VSA Massachusetts The Open Door Arts COOL Schools (Creative Outlook on Learning) program places teaching artists with significant expertise and training working with students with disabilities in classrooms to provide inclusive and accessible arts instruction during the school day. Students deepen learning in both the arts and an academic subject area while strengthening important social emotional skills. Additionally, classroom teachers collaborate with the teaching artist to learn to integrate the arts into their own instruction to support long-lasting inclusive arts learning. Our 2019 Trilogy Grant will allow us to provide programming to 1,250 students with and without disabilities and 80 teachers in eight Boston Public Schools-improving student outcomes, building educator capacity and transforming schools into more inclusive communities.
2019: Boston Youth Symphony The mission of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) is to encourage musical excellence in a professional and supportive environment by providing the highest-quality orchestra training and performance opportunities to qualified musicians, grades K-12. Also at the core of BYSO’s mission is making exceptional classical music experiences accessible to youth from all Boston communities. The Trilogy Grant supports the BYSO’s Intensive Community Program (ICP), which aims to serve students of color including African American, Latinx, Caribbean, and other populations historically underrepresented in the study of classical music.
2019: The Boch Center for the Performing Arts One of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts institutions and guardian of the historic Wang and Shubert Theatres, the mission of the Boch Center is to inspire greater appreciation for art, culture and creativity as an essential component to the fabric of our society through numerous education and community outreach initiatives, collaborations, and partnerships. This Trilogy Grant supports the City Spotlights Leadership Youth Employment Programs for Boston teens which strengthen confidence, performing arts skills, and leadership and career skills for underserved Boston teens ages 15-19 with little to no prior access to arts training.
2019: ZUMIX Located in East Boston, ZUMIX empowers young people ages 7-18 to build successful futures for themselves and their communities though music, media, and creative technology. Their free and subsidized programming supports the young creative leaders of Greater Boston find their passion and build professional skills through songwriting, instrumental music, audio technology, video, instrument repair, and even journalism through their low power FM station: 94.9 ZUMIX Radio. Our Trilogy Grant supports our initiative to institutionalize professional development in all program areas, and increase paid opportunities for our youth in their fields of interest.
2018: Artists for Humanity Artists For Humanity (AFH) provides under-resourced teens the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design. AFH is built on the philosophy that engagement in the creative process is a powerful force for social change, and that creative entrepreneurship is a productive and life-changing opportunity for young people.
2018: Cantata Singers The Cantata Singers Classroom Cantatas program guides young students in creating their own musical compositions, “cantatas,” even though most of their schools offer no other music programs and most of the students have no formal musical training. In residencies that range from four-week, after-school workshops to 18-session, semester-long classes, students from participating schools work with Teaching Artists—musicians from Cantata Singers—to compose and perform original songs about subjects they are studying in class or about larger cultural and historical issues. Past cantata topics have included the American Revolution, Factors of Weather, Mexican Culture, immigration, the Civil Rights Movements, Mathematics, poetic devices, and the antebellum religious treatment of African Americans. Our 2018 Trilogy Grant with the Cantata Singers will support expansion of the Classroom Cantata Program as well as review and improvement of the curriculum.
2018: Dedham School of Music The Dedham School of Music's mission is to culturally enrich the town of Dedham and surrounding communities by providing a supportive environment for musicians of all ages and abilities to perform, create, appreciate and learn to play music. The 2018 Trilogy grant for The Dedham School of Music will be used to enhance and expand the various ensembles that are part of the Public School Music Partnership Programs.
2018: Handel and Haydn Society The Handel and Haydn Society’s innovative Karen S. and George D. Levy Education Program provides music education to children in communities throughout eastern Massachusetts. The 2018 Trilogy grant for The Handel and Hayden Society will be used to support the Pathway to Music Literacy Program that brings music education to public schools that would otherwise not have music classes.
2017: 826 Boston 826 Boston is a nonprofit youth writing and publishing organization that empowers traditionally underserved students ages 6-18 to find their voices, tell their stories, and gain communication skills to succeed in school and in life. We believe that every student has a story to tell. Our Trilogy Grant supports our one-of-a-kind After-School Writing and Tutoring Program: through individualized attention from trained and caring tutors, 826 Boston improves writing while publishing the amazing stories of our students.
2017: Project STEP Project STEP (String Training Education Program, or STEP) addresses the underrepresentation of Blacks and Latinos in classical music by providing musically-talented children from Greater Boston with a comprehensive string instrument training program that changes the course of their lives. Every graduate has attended college or conservatory, finding success as musicians, students, and as young adults. Our Trilogy Grant is supporting STEP’s summer program which provides students with access to some of the best music camps nationwide. Attending multi-week day or overnight camps enables students to bond with peers, gain inspiration and confidence, and develop significant musical, social, and life skills.
2017: Raw Art Works Since 1988, Raw Art Works (RAW) has ignited the desire to create and the confidence to succeed in underserved youth. Using art therapy techniques, we offer Lynn youth, ages 7-19, alternative opportunities for development, learning, and success. Our 2017 Trilogy Grant supports our programming for “art-motivated” teens. Youth gain the communication, artistic, and leadership skills that prepare them for life after high school. Even though many youth join with no intention of pursuing the arts, they find their artistic passion and purpose at RAW. Teens develop and refine their portfolios and film reels for scholarships, college applications, and their careers.
2017: Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center Thompson Island Outward Bound’s flagship program model, Connections, combines hands-on science lessons with the best of Outward Bound’s approach to social emotional learning, leadership, compassion and service. Middle school students can attend Connections programs during the school year, for a 5 week summer day program, and/or take part in summer backpacking and kayaking expeditions. Our 2018 Trilogy Grant supports the ongoing enhancement and expansion of the Connections Program.