Board Bank


Board Bank

The A&BC is committed to connecting qualified graduates of our Business on Board programs (such as our one-day Get On Board! trainings and our custom engagements at area corporations) with nonprofit organizations seeking passionate and engaged volunteers to serve on their boards of directors. Below are some of the outstanding organizations that have reached out to us requesting board matches.

3Rivers Arts
3Rivers Arts’ mission is to provide quality arts education and events, support local artists, and spur the creative economy to enrich community life. Our new focus includes community arts engagement programs (education and events), offering diverse programs that provide a rich array of opportunities for learning and self-expression; reaching out to the region with our events, and building creative partnerships; Artists Collaborative, providing local artists with many and varied opportunities for their work to be seen and heard; and the Creative Economy Initiative, embracing the creative sector as a vibrant, economic engine for the region. The arts are the heartbeat of many communities, and when it comes to reviving downtown centers, increasing tourism and generating jobs, there are few motors as powerful as the arts. Our events include: AMP, PreAMP, and The Artists’ Masquerade Ball, and The Nines Festival,; Monica Hinojos,

A Far Cry
A Far Cry is a member-led chamber orchestra that exists to enrich and add value to society by operating artistically and organizationally in a holistic manner at the highest levels of artistry, collaboration, empowerment and mutual respect. Through performances and recording, music education programming, community partnerships and the ongoing exploration of how to work best collectively, A Far Cry strives to engage and inspire itself and others to participate in culture and life at the deepest, most profound level.; Kelly Reed, Administrative Director,

Actor’s Shakespeare Project
Founded in 2004, our award-winning company has produced 34 plays at 17 unconventional venues throughout the Boston are such as the Old South Meeting House, the Villa Victoria Cultural Center, the Strand Theatre in Dorchester, The Modern Theater at Suffolk University, the Basement of the Garage in Harvard Square and the Armory in Somerville, among others. ASP has an amazing resident company of actors and teaching artists who approach the plays as part of a larger community project. The projects include not only productions that focus on language, relationships, and storytelling, but a rich set of events, residencies, and outreach programs for both adults and youth that explore the plays in visceral and personal ways, making connections between the plays and our lives here and now. These include Open Rehearsals, Shakespeare in the Schools programs, Teacher Training Institutes, Youth Programs (Incarcerated Youth at Play, the Shakespeare on the Out after-school program, and a Summer Youth Intensive, and Community projects.; Sara Stackhouse, Executive Producer,

Anna Myer and Dancers/The Hoop Suite Project
Mission: Uniting diverse people to create transformative art. Vision: Inspiring the world to recognize the power of the creative process to unite communities and transform lives. and; Anna Myer,; 617 513 9314

Arlington Center for the Arts
Now celebrating it’s 25th year, ACA transforms lives and builds community through the arts to over 10,000 people annually with education programs, artist studio and performance space and community arts events.  ACA is excited to be in the midst of a strategic planning process and is seeking new board members to help diversify our team.  Our current community exhibit, “Images of Arlington: Putting Arlington on the Map!” is one example of how ACA lives its mission every day.; Executive Director, John Budzyna, or 781-648-6220 x 6.

Art Connection (The)
The Art Connection, celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2015, enriches and empowers under-served communities by expanding access to original works of visual art. We facilitate the choice of art, from artists and collectors, by those who may not have the opportunity to experience the transformative possibilities of art in their lives. The Art Connection identifies and recruits local artists and collectors who wish to donate their work, catalogs this work, and then helps nonprofit agencies select, frame, and install the art in their facilities. These works of art become the permanent property of the agencies. In their new environments, art stimulates dialogue, creativity, learning and healing among both low income clients and nonprofit staff. The Art Connection seeks a widerrange of Board members who will contribute fresh perspectives, enthusiasm, and networks.; Susan Collings, Executive Director,

Art Resource Collaborative for Kids (ARCKBoston)
Empowering students with high-quality arts education that fosters culture and community while also supporting a school’s learning objectives.; Sara Mraish, Founder and Executive Director,, 617.407.0530

Artadia supports visual artists nationwide by providing unrestricted awards and access to a network of opportunities. Artadia is active in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, and has awarded over $3 million to more than 250 artists while providing local communities with national exposure.; Carolyn Ramo,

Artistic Noise
Artistic Noise exists to bring the freedom and power of artistic practice to young people who are incarcerated, on probation, or otherwise involved in the justice system. Through visual arts and entrepreneurship programs in Massachusetts and New York, our participants give voice to their experiences, build community through collaborative projects, and learn valuable life and job skills. Artistic Noise creates safe spaces where court-involved youth can be seen, heard and supported on their path to adulthood. We believe the practice of making art offers opportunities for young people and communities to transform. We are entering our 15th year and are seeking new board members to support our growth.; Lia O’Donnell,

ArtsBoston, Inc
ArtsBoston, celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2015, is the Greater Boston region’s largest arts service organization. Our mission is to promote Greater Boston’s arts and cultural sector and enhance its capacity to transform lives, build stronger communities, and strengthen the local economy. Our innovative programs, research, and leadership help Boston’s arts community grow and thrive in an increasingly complicated marketplace, and improve the lives of people and our community by empowering everyone who lives, works, and plays here to experience the power of the arts. We are committed to innovation as the guiding force behind our programs, services, and messaging so that we can evolve to reflect the changes needs of the organizations, audiences, and other stakeholders that we serve.

To help drive innovation, we are starting at the top, with our Board of Directors. ArtsBoston is seeking new Board members who are passionate about the arts in Boston and believe that the arts are not just nice, but necessary to growing and sustaining a healthy city and region. They will know that arts and culture are an essential aspect of what makes Greater Boston an extraordinary community, and will be eager to share that passion with their friends and colleagues and build relationships that lead to new collaborations, new funding, and new energy. They will understand that this is an extraordinary time for Boston’s arts community, and that ArtsBoston is uniquely positioned to shape what the future of the arts in Boston looks like. Finally, they will act as impact multipliers for the wisdom, expertise, and enthusiasm of our current Board through fresh thinking and points-of-view.; Catherine Peterson, Executive; 617-262-8632

Arts Rising
Arts Rising’s Mission is to build a community of people excited to support (with money and/or time) social change arts. Why now? The arts are a powerful, under-used force for change. Especially in these times, when hateful divisions are prevalent and many people feel cynical and despairing, humanity is hungry for what the arts can offer: hope, beauty, humor, perspective, and connection to the human spirit. Arts Rising currently is looking at how to support the potential of an international theatre of compassion called Playback Theatre in North America. Although relatively few people know of Playback, there are performing companies and practitioners in 50 countries. It has been used to support a wide variety of communities, from people displaced by Katrina in New Orleans, inner city youth in Toronto, cancer survivors and people with HIV in Boston, to Hutus and Tutsis in Burundi coming together to heal from the deep wounds of civil war.; Eva Vander Giessen, Director of Development & Partnerships,

Ashmont Hill Chamber Music
Ashmont Hill Chamber Music is a community-based organization founded in 1985 to provide an accessible and affordable concert series for the residents of Dorchester and its surrounding communities, to create new audiences for chamber music, and to strengthen the sense of community among the audience, volunteers, and musicians who come together at each concert.; (you can also express your interest in their board by completing this form).

Arts|Learning, Inc
The mission of Arts|Learning is to encourage active engagement of preschool through college students in developing their highest artistic and academic competence. A|L does this by advancing policies, practices, programs, and partnerships to achieve a new level of excellence in teaching and curriculum development. Arts|Learning is a non-profit catalyst for positioning the arts as central to effective education at all levels. We have developed a comprehensive approach, which re-imagines school and district models; builds networks and alliances; advocates for strong arts programs and for arts integration; facilitates school/higher education/arts organization partnerships; provides professional development; and convenes education leaders and arts experts to promote awareness, dialogue, and community.; Executive Director, Jonathan Rappaport,

Bad Habit Productions
Bad Habit Productions, Inc. (BHP) is a 501(c)3 theatre dedicated to producing unique theatrical and improvisational experiences within greater Boston. These productions will result from direct collaboration among local artists and will provide much-needed opportunities for members. BHP is committed to furthering the presence of professional theatre in Boston, thereby enriching and inspiring the local arts community.; Lauren Terry,

Belmont World Film
Belmont World Film (BWF) promotes cross-cultural understanding through film screenings accompanied by discussions led by expert speakers, cultural performances, and ethnic cuisine. This format distinguishes BWF’s screenings of international feature films, documentaries, animation, and shorts from traditional film presentations. BWF believes that foreign-language film can not only be a vehicle for hearing another language in action, but it can also foster an emotional understanding of other; Ellen Gitelman, Executive Director:, 617-484-3980

Bessie Tartt Wilson Initiative for Children
The Bessie Tartt Wilson Initiative for Children works to strengthen early education and care for children with the greatest need through research, policy development, communication, and advocacy.; Mary Reed,

Beverly Historical Society
The mission of the Beverly Historical Society is to collect, preserve, interpret, and disseminate Beverly’s regional history. The Society has been preserving and caring for Beverly’s past since 1891. In addition to a collection of nearly a million objects and documents related to Beverly and the North Shore of Massachusetts, the Society preserves and interprets three historic properties, the Balch House, Hale Farm, and the Cabot House, and engages the community in a variety of programs. The Society’s trustees, staff and volunteers are committed to creating a sustainable future and offering a high level of service to the public.; Susan Goganian: Director, 978-922-1186 x 204

Big Red & Shiny
Big Red & Shiny is a non-profit arts organization and online publication with 501(c)(3) status. Originally launched originally in 2004, the web-based journal and began a new lease in 2012 with a new and energetic group of artists and writers at the helm. We are deeply invested in improving the visibility of the Boston area arts community nationally and internationally, through coverage and criticism.; Matthew Gamber, President,, 6179438648

Blue Heron
Blue Heron, one of the leading ensembles of its type in the world, performs the vocal chamber music of the 14th through 16th centuries at the highest possible level of expressive intensity, in order to entertain, move, uplift, and transform its audiences. Combining a commitment to vivid live performance with the study of original source materials and historical performance practices, we range over a wide and fascinating repertoire. We aspire to a deeply informed understanding of the past, and our aim is to confound commonplace assumptions that “old” music is inaccessible or irrelevant. Much of what we sing has hardly been performed in centuries, and we routinely present works that virtually none of our listeners have heard before. Blue Heron offers its audiences an experience of adventure and discovery very much like that at a concert of new music.; John Yannis, President,, 617-960-7956

Boston By Foot
Founded in 1976, the year of America’s Bicentennial, Boston By Foot, Inc. is a non-profit educational corporation that presents engaging and thought-provoking tours of Boston. From tours of Boston’s iconic neighborhoods, the world-famous Freedom Trail, to tours on special topics, Boston By Foot tours encourage walkers to explore and experience the city environment with a fresh perspective. Our tours are delivered by highly-trained corps of over 200 volunteer tour guides, many of whom have served Boston By Foot for more than 10, 20, and even 30 years.; Samantha Nelson: Executive Director,, 617.367.2345

The Boston Camerata, Inc.
The Boston Camerata preserves and reawakens human memory as expressed through the art of music. It accomplishes this mission through live, historically informed, professional performances of European music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque areas and early American music; through study and research into musical sources of the past; through sound recordings and media projects; and through community outreach and musical education.”; Lance Pelter, Board President,, 301.580.1875 (direct) or 617.262.2092 (office)

Boston CASA
Since 1982, the CASA Program recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers to represent the rights of abuse and neglect children in the Court system. The Program had two probation officers who did this work. Over one year ago, the probation officer(s) were reassigned and the Program became free standing and had to hire a Program Director and Volunteer Coordinator. The Program needs to increase its fundraising to support this staff and to increase the staff so we can increase the number of volunteers (and children served).; Board President Tim Lynch,

Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE)
The BCAE, a non-profit leader serving adult learners in Boston and surrounding communities since 1933, provides educational opportunities that respond to the ongoing and evolving needs for professional growth and personal enrichment. In pursuit of its mission, the Center; Offers courses and programs that support the needs and interests of adult learners; Serves the community through relevant courses, collaborations, and outreach; Engages the support of qualified instructors, staff, and volunteers who value learning and are committed to its vision; Offers attractive, accessible facilities, appropriate for adults to learn and share ideas; Provides an affordable alternative to traditional educational programs; Engages a Board that reflects the diversity of the Boston area, and can cultivate the support of individuals and philanthropic, corporate, and neighborhood organizations; Operates in a fiscally responsible manner to ensure long-term; Jill Silverstein, Board Vice Chair,, 617-267-4430

Boston Center for the Arts
Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is a not-for-profit performing and visual arts complex that supports working artists to create, perform, and exhibit new works; develops new audiences; and connects the arts to community. Established in 1970 to serve as a hub for visual and performing arts for the people of Boston, the BCA was founded on the belief that the arts contribute to the economic and social well-being of citizens and neighborhoods. Born of grassroots activism, for more than four decades the BCA has fostered a stable, supportive, and affordable environment where innovative and diverse visual and performing artists can present their work. Since the BCA’s founding, the South End has evolved into a thriving, diverse urban neighborhood. Today, the BCA’s campus is home to hundreds of working artists, as well as several small arts organizations. Each year, the BCA hosts more than 50 community events, 20 theater productions, 5 visual art exhibitions, and welcomes more than 200,000 visitors to its South End; Veronique Le Melle, President & CEO,

Boston Civic Symphony
Our mission is to: provide orchestral training and experience under competent direction for teachers, students of music wishing to make a career as symphony orchestral musicians, and skilled amateurs; provide opportunities for American composers to have their own works heard and performed; build audiences to acquaint them with contemporary American compositions as well as listening opportunities to hear the best orchestral compositions within the skill of the players; provide teachers of orchestral instruments an outlet for their pupils; to supply platform appearances for gifted performers as soloists to gain experience with orchestral accompaniment.; Charles Kawada,

Boston Dance Alliance, Inc.
Boston Dance Alliance’s mission is to support the dance community that invigorates Greater Boston through this living and dynamic art form. Toward that end, BDA provides services, including fiscal sponsorship and professional development workshops, which raise the profile of dance, nurture artistic excellence, and enhance the effectiveness and visibility of its individual and institutional members. While day-to-day operations are led by BDA’s executive director (ED), the Board-ED relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board and individual Board Members is both critical and; Alicia Downey;

Boston International Ballet Competition
The Dance Conservatory Performance Project (DCPP), is a non profit 501(c)(3) dance organization based in New York and the brainchild of Valentina Kozlova, former principal dancer both with the Bolshoi and New York City Ballets. DCPP stages an international dance competition that attracts dancers ages 13 to 25 from around the world. The competition is an opportunity to showcase young emerging talent, place it before the discerning eyes of world class judges, and reward the best with professional contracts, scholarships for study in the U.S. and abroad, invitations to perform in dance galas, and significant financial prizes.; Carlo Montail,

Boston Living Center
Victory Programs’ Boston Living Center (BLC) is a nonprofit community and resource center that fosters the wellness of all HIV positive people and responds to the changing needs of the HIV/AIDS community through education, treatment information and support services.; Valerie Tebbetts,

Boston Modern Orchestra Project
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) is widely recognized as the leading orchestra in the United States dedicated exclusively to performing new music, and its signature record label, BMOP/sound, is the nation’s foremost label launched by an orchestra and solely devoted to new music recordings. Founded in 1996 by Artistic Director Gil Rose, BMOP’s mission is to illuminate the connections that exist naturally between contemporary music and contemporary society by reuniting composers and audiences in a shared concert experience. Each season, Gil Rose, recipient of Columbia University’s prestigious Ditson Conductor’s Award as well as an ASCAP Concert Music award for his extraordinary contribution to new music, gathers together an outstanding orchestra of dynamic and talented young performers, and presents some of the world’s top vocal and instrumental soloists. BMOP strives not only to offer the performance and recording of new music, but also to then enter more deeply into the commitment to preserving new music. With that in mind, BMOP has an active website, which not only is a hub for purchasing tickets and recordings, but also serves as an archival repository for new music, artists, and composers.; Sissie Cohen, General Manager,

Brattle Film Foundation
The Brattle Film Foundation celebrates film as a popular and fine art form with cultural and historic importance that excites, educates, and inspires community. As the premier destination for repertory film in Greater Boston, the Brattle Film Foundation uses an international view of cinema to: Enhance the movie going experience through curated programming, community building, education and the shared large-screen experience; Recognize film as both popular and fine art with important cultural and historic value; Show a diverse range of films that cannot and will not be shown anywhere else; Ensure cinema is respected, viewed and recognized alongside other great works of art; and Enrich the cinema going experience through diverse film programming, education and information in theaters and online.; Larry Yu, President,

Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston
Live theatre is not an end unto itself, but rather a means of connection. Bridge Rep connects actors to audiences, artists to artists, and the theatre to our city. We produce intimately staged productions rooted in top-notch acting, in both traditional and non-traditional spaces. Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston currently seeks to expand its small but mighty roster of Board Members. Specifically, we are looking for individuals who can help us meet the financial and fundraising goals necessary to elevate our organization from its startup phase and into a sustainable non-profit entity with staying power. Founded in 2012 with nothing more than $10,000 and the Producing Artistic Director’s (i.e. ED’s) will to create, Bridge Rep is currently in its third season, has staged 10 fully realized theatrical productions, served literally thousands of audience members, received multiple nominations from area critics, been featured in the Boston Globe and on WGBH / TV, among other media outlets, and created more than 250 paying jobs in Boston’s creative; Olivia D’Ambrosio, Producing Artistic Director,

Brookline Arts Center
The Brookline Arts Center is a non-profit visual arts school committed to stimulating individual creative expression and appreciation of the visual arts by providing high quality, affordable programming. The Center is a supportive environment where people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can study, create and present art. Through educational programs, community outreach and exhibitions, the Brookline Arts Center brings people together and enhance art in our community.; Sean Fitzgerald, Executive Director,

Cambridge Arts Center
The Cambridge Art Association (CAA) began in 1944 when a group of artists came together to auction their art as a way of contributing to the war effort. Lead by the director from the local high school, they rented a basement space in Harvard Square, laid floor board on a dirt floor, installed partitions and lighting, advertised for members, and opened a gallery. Soon they were offering classes and presenting regular exhibits Today, the Cambridge Art Association consists of more than 500 juried artist members — photographers, printmakers, painters, sculptors, textile artists, and glass makers and a supporting group of Friend Members. The purpose of the organization, while constantly evolving as artists’ needs change, also remains much the same as it was in the 1940’s: to enhance the quality of the community by exhibiting art, supporting local artists, and creating diverse opportunities for art education and art appreciation.; Erin Becker,

Cappella Clausura, Inc.
Cappella Clausura is an ensemble of voices and early music instruments in Boston whose goal is to research and bring to light works written by women from the 8th century to the present day. Our intention is to dispel the notion that there are not now nor have there ever been gifted women composers. While we perform music by all women composers, and champion living composers, we concentrate on repertoire by women in the cloister, or in clausura, during the Italian baroque period because it was an extraordinary time when women were allowed, by fluke of historical personalities and fashion, to express themselves spiritually and artistically, and most importantly, to be published. History has been blind and deaf to these remarkable works; Cappella Clausura brings vision and voice to them.; Amelia LeClair,

Celebration of Reiki, Inc
The mission of Celebration of Reiki, Inc is to build a Reiki community in New England and beyond by hosting conferences, and other programs and services, that educate, inform, strengthen, and inspire Reiki practitioners of all levels, backgrounds and practice styles. Through building community and professional development, we expand the Reiki community’s ability to educate the public about the system and practice of Reiki.;, (617)244-8856

Celebrity Series of Boston
Since its launch in 1938, the Celebrity Series of Boston has served the community as the region’s leading presenter of the world’s finest music, dance, and family entertainment. Today the Series continues to pursue its mission to present world class performing artists who inspire and enrich our community. We believe in the power of excellence and innovation in the performing arts to enrich life experience, transform lives, and build better communities. We envision a community of Greater Boston where the performing arts are a valued, lifelong, shared experience – on stages, in schools, at homes – everywhere. The Celebrity Series of Boston, Inc. seeks individuals from the greater Boston area who share a vision and commitment toward the advancement of the performing arts, who represent a broad cross-section of professions, communities and cultural backgrounds, and who are willing to contribute time, talent, energy and financial resources to the organization.; Erin Coffey, Manager of Annual Giving,

The Center for Arts at the Armory
We are a community arts and cultural center, housed in a historic Armory building. Our 3 performance spaces host a wide range of events, including symphony, theater, dance, opera, jazz, folk, comedy, poetry, and other performance arts, as well as cultural, community, and charity events. An on-site Cafe and a Gallery space welcome visual arts exhibits. All spaces contribute to a small but growing educational program.; Lea Ruscio, Executive Director,

Chorus pro Musical
Chorus pro Musica is a distinguished, independent Boston-based chorus, recognized for its versatility and excellence in performing traditional, adventurous and seldom-heard works. CpM performs a cappella and in collaboration with other major artistic organizations and acclaimed soloists, enriching the musical lives of audiences and singers alike. Chorus pro Musica has built a superb reputation as one of the great choruses of New England. Known for innovative programming and high quality performances, Chorus pro Musica has collaborated with such famed organizations as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Philharmonic, the Boston Ballet, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. In recent years, the chorus has sung at Symphony Hall (Sept-Oct 2013), Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.; Elizabeth Wharff Chair, Board of Trustees,

Company One
Company One is a resident company at the Boston Center for the Arts. Our mission is to change the face of Boston theatre by uniting the city’s diverse communities through innovative, socially provocative performance and the development of civically engaged artists. Company One produces professional theatrical productions and comprehensive educational programming. The company offers Boston four shows on its Main Stage, three on its Second Stage, and both in and out of school educational programs for high school students and adults. In all its endeavors, Company One uses the artistic experience to foster social change. To that end, the company is committed to building community, to broadening arts participation, and to eliminating social divides. Since its inception in 1998, Company One has been instrumental in diversifying Boston’s theatre community of artists and audiences, staging more than 35 professional productions with a culturally diverse range of playwrights and performers. Additionally, its in-school and extracurricular educational programs have enriched the lives of over 10,000 students; Elisa Choi, Board Nomination Chair,

Composers Conference & Chamber Music Center
The mission of the Composers Conference and Chamber Music Center is to foster the composition, performance, and recording of serious contemporary chamber music. In addition, our program strives to make “new music” meaningful to a broad range of audiences. Guided for nearly 40 years by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Mario Davidovsky, the Conference offers participants a unique two-fold experience. First, each year it provides ten outstanding emerging composer Fellows with an intense two-week program of seminars and public colloquia. Over the two weeks, a work of each of the Fellows is professionally recorded and performed at concerts that are free and open to the public. Concurrently, the Chamber Music Workshop provides amateur musicians the opportunity to rehearse and perform chamber music, to learn from world-class performers, and to expand their knowledge and appreciation for the art form. Workshop participants live and socialize with the Composers Conference Fellows and Faculty Artists, and the resulting shared experience and synergy create a close-knit musical community unlike any other. The program also offers a vibrant series of public faculty concerts featuring a wide range of repertoire, from the classics to the brand-new works by Conference Fellows.; Jack Lifsitz, Secretary to the Board,

The Dance Complex
The Dance Complex supports the study, creation and performance of dance as a main hub in the metro Boston/Cambridge region. The Dance Complex celebrates dance of all kinds and celebrates professional and recreational dancers from all backgrounds and ages.; Peter DiMuro, Executive Director,, 617 547 9363 x 10

Dance Currents
Dance Currents continues the original impetus of Contemporary Dance by exploring, expressing and enlarging the mystery and power of human nature through dance and music performances, educational programs and curriculum development, collaborations with other artists, and fundraising for non-profits. Dance Currents preserves the role of historical work in the dance lexicon; presents the art of dance as vital to the health and culture of a thriving community; collaborates with artists of diverse disciplines in order to to expand the boundaries of art and appeal to the broader community; and participates in fundraising events for the benefit of the larger, non-profit community.; Kathy Hassinger,

Danforth Art
Danforth Art actively engages its communities within an intimate environment to experience, create, and celebrate the expressive qualities of art through exhibitions, educational programs, and studio art; Mim Macksoud; Co-Chair Elect;

The Discovery Museums
Our mission is to inspire enduring curiosity and love of learning through interactive discovery, hands-on inquiry, and scientific investigation. Blending the best of science, children’s, and environmental learning centers, The Discovery Museums is an integrated, welcoming, fun, and exciting campus, where play rules, leading to hands-on discovery of the joys of science, culture, nature, and the arts. The Discovery Museums actively promotes learning through discovery, both on site at The Museums and off site in schools and other centers of learning throughout our community. We encourage and support discovery learning at home that extends the museums going experience. Our museum is built for learning, and we make our methods obvious and transparent through exhibits and programs that emphasize function over form. We demonstrate our appreciation of experimentation by doing it ourselves.; Neil Gordon, CEO,

Documentary Educational Resources
DER’s mission is to promote thought-provoking documentary film and media for learning about the people and cultures of the world. Founded in 1968, the organization was established by pioneering ethnographic filmmakers, John Marshall and Timothy Asch, whose extensive body of films were among the founding collection of the Smithsonian’s Human Studies Film Archive. Building on the founders’ innovations in exploring film’s potential to convey cultural and scientific information and communicate complex cultural processes, DER has built an extensive distribution catalog for the educational market that includes over 800 titles of significant ethnographic, anthropological and social documentary films.; Alice Apley, Executive Director,, 617-926-0491

DOVE (Domestic Violence Ended), Inc.
DOVE is committed to partnering with diverse communities, families, and individuals impacted by domestic violence.  We promote hope, healing, safety, and social change by providing a broad range of preventive and responsive services.; Sue Chandler, Executive Director,

Duplessy Foundation
Duplessy Foundation is committed to mentoring native Bostonians including artists, entrepreneurs, and young professionals to revitalize the city’s least socially and economically developed neighborhoods. Our dream is to train a critical mass of artists and entrepreneurs to run successful enterprises and young professionals to live and lead in these communities. We work with 18-24 year old artists and entrepreneurs not enrolled in college and 25-35 year old high potential, low access young professionals.; Derrick Duplessy,

“e” inc
“e” inc. is an environment science learning and action center whose pairing of science education with community action leads to environmental change in urban communities. Our mission is to create dynamic environmental citizens committed to understanding and protecting the Earth. We fulfill this mission by inspiring science competency and developing capable and confident individuals able to take immediate and sustained action to protect our planet. “e” inc. believes that determined young people, along with their care-givers and families, can change the shape of our global future through the use of knowledge and action.; Ricky Stern,

Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts
The Eliot School inspires lifelong learning in craftsmanship and creativity for people of all ages. Celebrating skills and imagination, we encourage our students to create using head, hands and heart. We believe everyone deserves access to excellent art education and the opportunity to make things by hand. Over 3,000 students learn from us each year: adults and children in our schoolhouse, and K–8 students through our partnerships with Boston’s public schools, libraries, housing developments and community centers. The Eliot School, celebrating its 340th birthday this year, is in a period of robust expansion. Board leadership will guide the organization through capacity building for the next era.; Abigail Norman, Director,, 6175243313 x13

Emmanuel Music Inc
Emmanuel Music is dedicated to enriching the life of the community through the transformative power of music. Expanding on a 40-year tradition of presenting weekly Bach cantatas in a liturgical setting, Emmanuel Music performs concert repertoire from baroque to contemporary in large and small ensembles, inviting audiences to explore and discover familiar and unfamiliar masterworks. The commitment and discipline of performing together more than 50 times a year nurtures a core of established and emerging musicians and fosters unparalleled artistic excellence. In its outreach Emmanuel Music is committed to training the next generation of musicians, mentoring young students, and inspiring broad audiences in free concerts, lectures, and master classes.; Patricia Krol,

Enchanted Circle Theater
Enchanted Circle Theatre is the regional leader in the field of arts integration, using theater arts as a dynamic teaching tool on the stage, in the classroom, and in the community. They are a professional theater company, a teaching institution, and a community-based arts organization. www.; Priscilla Kane Hellweg,

Filmmakers Collaborative
Filmmakers Collaborative (FC) encourages and supports the making of great films and media projects by people of all ages and experience levels. We offer grants management, mentoring and workshops to a diverse and national community that includes award-winning PBS documentarians, first-time producers and directors, and young people just discovering the power and potential of visual media.; Kathryn Dietz, Executive Director,, 781-647-1102

The Gibson House
Historic. Authentic. Illuminating. The Gibson House Museum is a brick and brownstone townhouse at 137 Beacon Street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. Completed in 1860, the house was occupied by three generations of the Gibson family and their servants until its last owner, Charles Gibson, died in 1954. Three years later, the house opened to the public as a museum. Its interiors are filled with the Gibsons’ original furnishings — elegant wallpapers, imported carpets, and an abundance of furniture, paintings, sculpture, photographs, silver, porcelain, curios, and other nineteenth-century family heirlooms.Visitors enjoy a glimpse into the lives of a well-to-do Boston family and its domestic staff. The museum is open five days a week for tours and also hosts a variety of programs from neighborhood open houses to arts events, architectural walking tours, and lectures.

The Gibson House has an active board and is seeking new members who are passionate about preservation, house museums, and 19th- and early-20th-century Boston history. We are particularly interested in recruiting board members with backgrounds in historic preservation, architecture, law, finance (including a treasurer), development and fundraising, education, volunteer recruitment and management, graphic design, and social media.; Museum Administrator Michelle Coughlin,; 617-267-6338

Grand Harmonie
Grand Harmonie promotes period-instrument artistry in the United States through inventive, compelling performances of Classical and Romantic repertoire and educational outreach to listeners of all ages and backgrounds. Our approach to music-making unites scholarship and hands-on performing experience with passion, curiosity, and a willingness to experiment in the spirit of discovery. We use our historic instruments to explore all aspects of period performance practice – even live improvisation! Each concert teaches us more about how composers and players of the time conceived their music. By bringing this incredible 19th century sound world to your 21st century ears, we create a shared experience that will renew your excitement about live performance.; Yoni Kahn, Development Co-Chair, Grand Harmonie,, 857-600-1806

Green Streets Initiative
The Green Streets Initiative is a grassroots organization founded in 2006 and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. For environmental, health, ethical, and community building reasons, our mission is to promote and advocate for the use of healthy, environmentally-friendly transportation. Through our signature monthly “Walk/Ride Days” and other community and educational efforts, Green Streets helps people of all ages discover the many benefits of “green”, active transportation. Walk/Ride Days are an inclusive and effective tool for organizations and communities of all kinds.; Executive Director, Janie Katz-Christy,

Green Street Studios
Green Street Studios is New England’s home for cutting-edge modern/contemporary dance/theater and movement-based research and performance, serving artists and audiences through progressive programing, superior instruction, compelling performances, diverse community programs, and thoughtful opportunities for artistic exchange. The organization:

  • Supports movement artists through classes, residencies, mentorship, production assistance and performance opportunities
  • Produces progressive programs that introduce contemporary dance and performance practices to audiences, supporting rich dialogue between artists and the community
  • Provide quality instruction for beginning to advanced dancers of all ages in a diverse range of dance styles, and access to affordable rehearsal space, employment and work-study and internship opportunities.
  • Advocate for dance as a vital and diverse cultural activity, connecting Greater Boston to an international dance community.;  (617) 864-3191

Guerilla Opera
Guerilla Opera is a Boston-based experimental opera company and 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to foster a new repertoire of chamber operas written specifically for them, and to perform in intimate settings without the use of a conductor.; Aliana de la Guardia, General Manager,, 201.952.6735

Historical Piano Concerts, Inc.
The mission of Historical Piano Concerts, Inc., a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code, is to support and promote concerts, lecture-recitals, master classes, conferences, recordings, and other entertaining and educational opportunities for performing on, listening to, and learning about the European grand pianos of the period c.1790-1910, when the core repertoire for piano was composed, using restored original instruments by important makers, from the Frederick Collection of Historical Grand; Patricia Frederick, Treasurer/Clerk,

Hyde Park Art Association/Menino Arts Center
The mission of the Hyde Park Art Association is to support local artists, make cultural opportunities accessible to families, students, and seniors who may not otherwise have the means to participate; enrich community life, serve as a unifying force in the neighborhood; and help create a more vibrant commercial district.; Cheryl Murphy,

Improbable Players
Improbable Players is an arts-in-prevention company. The mission of the Players is to set the stage for prevention by educating the public about addiction and recovery through dramatic performances and theater workshops that help people recognize situations in their own lives and seek the help they need.  All the young actors are in long term recovery.; Lynn Bratley,

ImprovBoston is a professional nonprofit 501(c)(3) theater dedicated to the collaborative process of improvisation and the art of comedy. We provide affordable and accessible, high-quality entertainment and education to our community. We encourage our audiences, students, and artists to laugh, think, and feel in new and daring ways.; Pete Dorson,

Indian Hill Music, Inc.
Indian Hill Music is a large, vibrant community comprised of smaller communities of musicians, students, audiences, ensembles, families. Every day, Indian Hill transforms your neighbors’ lives through music. Indian Hill Music invites you to participate in this community, in whatever way suits your musical interests, guaranteeing it will change your life!; Susan Randazzo,

Interaction Institute for Social Change
IISC works for social justice and sustainability. We ignite the power of collaboration by building leadership capacity, fostering connectivity, and facilitating concerted action. IISC stands with a global community of skillful visionaries, grounded in love as a force for transformation, achieving social justice for all and sustainability for the planet.; Jamil Simon,

Jamaica Plain Multicultural Afterschool Arts Program
The Jamaica Plain Multicultural Afterschool Arts Program (KidsArts) is a 501c(3) non-profit afterschool program committed to offering school age children a supportive and cooperative environment that celebrates cultural diversity through the arts. KidsArts advocates mutual respect, team work, and sensitivity to each child’s needs and development.; Maren Coniglione, Executive Director,

JazzBoston connects, supports, and promotes the entire Greater Boston jazz scene. Working through collaborations and partnerships, our programs focus on building audiences for the music, using jazz to bridge cultural and generational divides, and raising Boston’s profile as one of the world’s great jazz cities. We are particularly proud of the relationships we have established with some of the city’s leading institutions, including the Boston Public Library, Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, Boston Children’s Museum, and Boys and Girls Clubs. Through partnerships with the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, and MassJazz, we also support the City’s and State’s campaigns to attract cultural tourists. In partnership with the Danilo Pérez Foundation, we bring a group of Boston music-lovers to the Panama Jazz Festival each year. Our newest initiative, JazzBird™, a radio app that provides access to the best jazz music shows streaming live from stations around the globe, supports our local objectives and strengthens Boston’s connection to the world’s jazz community.; Pauline Bilsky,

Landmarks Orchestra
The Boston Landmarks Orchestra is a professional orchestra dedicated to making great music available to all Bostonians throughout the summer. All performances are free. Its main series takes place at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade, with regular performances in other sites of civic or historical significance. The orchestra frequently collaborates with other artists and organizations in the region and is dedicated to serving all of Boston’s neighborhoods. The orchestra is committed to breaking down barriers for people with disabilities. It has also expanded its volunteer program and it is fast gaining resonance with both the young and the young at heart. Building community through culture is a part of the orchestra’s DNA. To further underscore its importance, Christopher Wilkins has identified his 20/20 Vision: “By the year 2020, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra will provide all residents of Boston’s 20 diverse neighborhoods opportunities to be involved in its programs both at the Hatch Shell and in the neighborhoods.”; Harron Ellenson, Executive Director,

Limitless Horizons Ixil
Limitless Horizons lxil is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create opportunities for the indigenous youth, women, and families of Guatemala to develop the academic and professional skills needed to effect change in their lives and community. Operating and growing since 2004, the organization is looking for a new lawyer, compliance, and/or governance specialist to join their volunteer Board of Directors.; Lindsay Renaud,

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly – Boston, Inc.
Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly is a national, non-profit, non-sectarian, volunteer based organization committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly offers volunteers the opportunity to join the elderly in the celebration of life. Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly opened their Boston doors in 1979, and have since been working to improve the lives of the elderly men and women who turn to them for emotional and physical support. With a small staff and a dedicated crew of volunteers, we reach out to our elderly neighbors to provide companionship, support and caring. Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly’s goal is to help our elderly friends to feel connected to a larger community.; Martha Guerin,

Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust, Inc
Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust works to improve the quality of life for the people of Lowell through the creation, conservation, and preservation of parks, open spaces, and special places. They are a private non-profit land trust located in the city of Lowell, Massachusetts. Their membership supports projects that provide people opportunities to remain connected to the land on which the city was built.; Jane Calvin,

The Marble Collection, Inc.
The Marble Collection [TMC] engages students in the arts and fosters their creative, social, and academic development. TMC publishes the only Massachusetts statewide high school digital and print magazine of the arts, a juried publication that features students’ artwork, writing, original music, and video. TMC also offers teens a unique e-Mentoring program, staffed by college student service learners who help participants refine their voices and guide their work to publication. TMC collaborates with more than 180 schools and nonprofit partners statewide. Through social media, an annual showcase event, and “Spark-the-Arts” advocacy campaign, the organization aims to expand its reach and make its programs accessible to teens throughout the state, including those in underserved communities. Board members become part of a dynamic, start-up nonprofit and help to shape its future direction.; Deanna Elliott, Founder and Executive Director,

massmouth, inc.
The organization’s mission is to promote the timeless art of storytelling in the 21st century through education, live performance, and digital and social media in order to to enable anyone, in all parts of our community, to tell their story.; Norah Dooley, Executive Director,, 617.942.2553

Medicine Wheel Productions, Inc
Our mission is to transform communities from the inside out by inviting all members to participate in the healing and transcendent power of public art. We are forging a Common Path—one of inclusion and civic engagement—using art as a threshold to help individuals gain awareness of self, community, and the human condition. Our vision is that one day, all individuals will feel included and engaged in strengthening their community. They will recognize that art is not just a commodity. Instead, they’ll recognize art as a guiding tool that frees them to express their voice and to participate in their community.; Michael Dowling, Artistic Director,

Merrimack Repertory Theatre
Our mission is to advance the cause of human understanding by creating theatrical productions at the highest level of artistic excellence and making them affordable to the broadest possible; Elizabeth Kegley, Executive Director,

Metropolitan Wind Symphony
Founded by Jerry Gardner in 1971, the Metropolitan Wind Symphony is currently celebrating its 42nd anniversary. The MWS comprises over 70 talented woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists who audition for membership and seating. It makes a significant contribution to the cultural life of the Greater Boston community by providing its audiences with high quality concerts and its members with opportunities for musical growth. The MWS presents formal performances of traditional and contemporary wind band literature, as well as more informal pops concerts throughout the metropolitan Boston area.; Bob Piankian,

Mobius Inc.
Mobius (est. 1977) is a non-profit, artist-run organization, whose mission is to generate, shape and test experimental art. The members of the organization believe an effective strategy for supporting this art is to establish grounds that build relationships among fellow artists. Mobius is committed to structuring environments that foster projects incorporating a wide range of disciplines. This approach sets in motion situations where the artist’s impact can be seen locally, nationally and internationally. Constructing art initiatives outside accepted frameworks and encouraging animated discourse with the public are fundamental to Mobius.; Daniel DeLuca, Director,

Mudflat Studio and Pottery School
Mudflat has offered the metropolitan Boston community a unique opportunity for clay work and play since 1971. Now located in a newly renovated state-of the-art facility, Mudflat follows its mission to promote and expand appreciation of and participation in the ceramic arts. Mudflat offers classes, workshops, outreach programming and events for students of all ages, abilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Mudflat also provides a mix of studio rentals, which attract and support 34 accomplished clay artists in a dynamic artistic community, centered on a single medium and a shared creative process. Together, the school and studio form a dynamic community centered on a single medium and a shared creative process.; Shelia Connelly,

Multicultural Arts Center
The Multicultural Arts Center educates the public about diversity through the presentation of multicultural visual and performing arts programs. We also make our facility available to groups and individuals who might not otherwise have access to the cultural mainstream or a fully accessible facility.; Shelley Neill, Executive Director,

Music at Eden’s Edge
The mission of Music at Eden’s Edge is to perform chamber music of the highest caliber for the broadest possible audiences; to commission and perform new works; and to foster appreciation and understanding of classical music through live professional programs in accessible and intimate concert settings, emphasizing artist-to-audience contact, education and community outreach.; Maria Benotti, Artistic/Executive Director,

Mssng Lnks
Mssng Lnks has experienced significant growth since its founding in 2004, but our goals have remained nearly the same as the day it first launched—to help students find their voice, literally and figuratively, and to help them manage the many challenges and obstacles they will face on the road to becoming a professional singer. We connect students with mentors, educators, administrators, arts and music organizations, and church groups— and help establish a solid network of support. We encourage students to gain invaluable insights from the world around them and actively “in-sight” for themselves by looking for deeper meanings on their own – in community, in music, in musical legacies of those who have gone before, and ultimately, in their own voice.; Artistic Director, Samuel Martinborough,, 781.799.5768

National Braille Press
National Braille Press (NBP) was founded in 1927 as a printing press to provide the first regularly issued braille newspaper to the blind community in Boston. For 88 years, we have been dedicated to promoting literacy by providing braille materials to blind and visually impaired people. All of NBP’s braille materials are born of need.  From early literacy materials in the form of board books for beginning readers to educational testing materials in braille for students, to technology manuals on how to get the most from the accessibility features of your smart phone or computer, NBP remains dedicated to its mission to advance braille literacy for blind and visually impaired children and adults.; Michael R. Brown,

National Marine Life Center
The National Marine Life Center rehabilitates and releases stranded marine mammals and sea turtles in order to advance science and education in marine wildlife health and conservation.; Kathy Zagzebski, President & Executive Director,, 508-743-9888

New England Philharmonic
The Mission of the New England Philharmonic (NEP), a volunteer orchestra, is to perform the music of living composers in concert with traditional repertoire. Within this Mission the NEP is committed to: Fostering and promoting the development of new music through having a Composer-in-Residence and an annual Call for Scores competition, and playing world and Boston premieres; Developing young audience by doing an annual Family Concert and recognizing an outstanding young musician through an annual Young Artist Competition; Building audience through community outreach, particularly performances by chamber quintets in venues such as the Children’s Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, Boston Athenaeum, Newton Free Library, Magazine Beach Park; and Providing performance opportunities, musical education, and orchestral training to volunteer musicians.; Ann Teixeira, President, Board of Directors,, 617 670 2201

New Repertory Theatre
New Repertory Theatre produces plays that speak powerfully to the essential ideas of our time. Through the passion and electricity of live theater performed to the highest standards of excellence, New Rep expands and challenges the human spirit of both artists and audience. New Rep presents world premieres, contemporary and classic works in several intimate settings. We are committed to education and outreach, including special dedication to the creation of innovative in-school programming and providing access to underserved audiences. New Rep is an active advocate for the arts and a major voice in the national dialogue defining the role of theater in our culture.; Chip Phinney, Board Chair,, 617-290-7652

Non Profit Net
Nonprofit Net brings small-to-medium nonprofit organizations together to increase their capacity to successfully accomplish their missions. We promote the development of local networks by arranging regular meetings for capacity-building workshops and seminars on topics including effective governance, Board development, fundraising, volunteer recruitment, effective uses of technology, strategic collaborations, corporate strategy and other appropriate topics. We also help unite nonprofits with their community to increase public awareness of the effectiveness of not-for-profit organizations, and to involve community leaders in the activities of charitable organizations and in additional activities to further charitable and educational purposes. Since 2003, we have presented over 80 free seminars that in many instances our constituency could not otherwise afford. Visual and performing arts organizations as well as arts councils and coalitions have benefitted from Nonprofit Net seminars from the beginning of our existence to the present day. This is an exciting time for Nonprofit Net, as we prepare to increase our impact by expanding our membership, Board, service area, and revenue. For further information please see our website at Kindly direct all inquiries to

Odaiko New England
Odaiko New England (ONE) began drumming in 1994 and is fast becoming one of the premier taiko groups on the East Coast. By combining Japanese aesthetic sensibility with the bold American spirit, ONE is forging its own modern distinctive style and voice as it challenges the very definition of the art of taiko. Brought together by a common love for taiko, the members and supporters of Odaiko New England reflect the rich cultural diversity of New England. Through performances, workshops, lecture demonstrations, and ongoing taiko classes, and through creating opportunities for communities to drum together, ONE’s wish is to proudly share its heritage with as many people as possible in the hopes that it will enrich the lives of those who are touched by the sound of the taiko.; Morwen Two Feathers,

Operation Outreach – USA
OO-USA’s mission is to address some of the basic issues affecting the academic and social development of our nation’s children. OO-USA focuses on literacy and building strong character among elementary-age children, through a school-based program that unites schools, teachers, parents and the community behind the common goal of helping children develop the skills necessary to be successful contributors to society. ; Judith Golden,

OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center
Founded in 1994, OrigiNation’s mission is to utilize innovative dance instruction, performance opportunities, and other effective strategies to promote self-esteem, leadership development, physical fitness and self-sufficiency among youth ages 2-18. We provide a safe environment for Boston’s young people to learn and flourish. We also raise awareness about the influences of African Culture in the performing arts and share cultural experiences between Boston youth and youth from different parts of Africa.; Musau Dibinga, Managing Director,

Pakachoag Music School of Great Worcester
Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester has been providing high quality music education experiences for over 30 years, attracting students from over 40 different communities from throughout central Massachusetts, northern Rhode Island and Connecticut.  The School is dedicated to nurturing musical journeys which cultivate the imagination, inspire creativity, and develop artistry.  For more info, visit Board meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month, September to June.  For more information, contact Sarah Smongeski at

Pavoh, Inc.
The Pavoh, Inc. mission is to make music education easily accessible to aspiring young musicians., a music resource website, is the first offering of Pavoh, Inc.; Laura Lamere, Founder/President,

Photographic Resource Center
The Photographic Resource Center (PRC) is a vital forum for the exploration, interpretation, and celebration of new work, ideas, and methods in photography. We inspire our members and the broader community with thought-provoking exhibits, educational programs, and resources that support the advancement of the photographic arts.; Bruce Myren, Board Member,

The Playtime Players
The Playtime Players is the first theatre for the very young company in Massachusetts. Our ensemble of theatre and music professionals develops and performs theatrical productions exclusively for audiences of children age 0-5 and their grown-ups. We believe children under five have the right to experience the benefits of authentic live theatre, and we are passionate about bringing free and affordable theatre arts programming to young children in the Boston area. The Playtime Players introduce young children to theatre in a comfortable manner, meeting them where they are at and bringing them theatre on their terms. In addition to our interactive theatre performances, we offer hands-on workshops, story times, and unique birthday party entertainment.; Stephanie Peters, Founding Artistic Director,, 801-842-8953

Plugged In Teen Band
Plugged In is a non-profit teen rock band program teaching kids about using music to create positive change in the world.  In addition to weekly ensemble band classes, songwriting workshops and community performances, three times a year Plugged In students perform in benefit concerts that raise money for causes and organizations chosen by the students themselves. Plugged In provides a nurturing and supportive community to which young musicians feel a sense of belonging, an opportunity to express and be acknowledged for their musical interests and a chance to use their music to help others around the world.  Plugged In is based in Needham with students coming from cities and towns throughout Massachusetts.  We just moved Plugged In to a new, larger location and will be adding new programming, including private lessons, recording/engineering classes and others.; Sandra Rizkallah,

The Poets’ Theatre
Founded in Cambridge in 1950 by prominent American poets, The Poets’ Theatre has been in an out of business during the intervening 66 years. Our aim is to build bridges between the worlds of poetry and drama, to encourage poets to write for the stage, and to encourage the use of powerful language in the theatre. Recent productions include the award-winning ALBATROSS, based in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner; a fully-staged version of Irish Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney’s translation of BEOWULF; and a production of our own version of Italian Nobel laureate Dario Fo’s MISTERO BUFFO. We are anxious to expand our Board to include energetic, literate people from the business community.; David Gullette,

Puppet Showplace Theatre
The Puppet Showplace Theatre (PST) is a non-profit 501(c)3 performing arts organization committed to excellence in puppetry for all audiences. The Puppet Showplace Theatre strives to promote and present the magical world of puppet theatre to a broad community; to educate and enlighten audiences of all ages, abilities and backgrounds about this ancient, worldwide theatre; to share its passion for puppetry as a vital, living art. The Puppet Showplace Theatre supports the use of puppetry in its many forms, from traditional to contemporary, as a medium for entertainment, education, and artistic expression; and, in partnership with area businesses, schools and other philanthropic organizations, we encourage and participate in puppetry and performing arts as a community service that can change lives for the better.; Maria Finsion,

Radius Ensemble
Radius Ensemble liberates classical music for a new generation of music lovers with a fresh combination of eclectic programming and intimate performances by extraordinary musicians. Winner of a 2013 CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, Radius Ensemble’s thoughtfully curated programs balance old and new, with repertoire ranging from beloved masterworks to riveting new music – brilliantly performed by the best musicians in Boston.  Radius’s go-for-broke performances are interspersed with brief remarks that entertain and enlighten, and followed by a free reception where musicians, composers, and listeners truly connect.; Jennifer,

Randolph Community Band
Established in 2009, the Randolph Community Band is a proud part of the arts community in the south shore of Massachusetts. The group is comprised of students and professionals from all walks of life and is dedicated to fostering a sense of community, striving towards musical excellence, and providing a relevant and meaningful service to the local community.; Kathleen McKinney, Assistant to Treasurer,

The Record Company
The Record Company (TRC) is a 501c3 non-profit recording studio committed to advancing the independent recording arts. Our 5,000 square foot facility includes two professional tracking studios, a computer lab, and an analog classroom all in service of Boston’s musical and youth communities. We provide affordable studio time for unsigned artists and free/low-cost after school programs for at-risk teens. Through a variety of classes and experiential learning opportunities both populations gain an understanding of the technology and the process of making professional recordings. Our hope is that by fostering an appreciation for the recording arts in our community’s youth and by providing a high quality professional environment for independent record making and artist development Boston’s music community will thrive and grow to rival the scene’s in the “industry” cities.; Matthew McArthur, Executive Director,

Revels engages today’s audiences in theatrical and musical experiences that bring the world’s cultural traditions and celebrations to life.; Diane Kennedy, Interim Executive Director,

Sleeping Weazel
Sleeping Weazel produces plays and other theatrical events in a variety of live venues and online. As a group of affiliated theatre, visual, and performing artists, we are dedicated to presenting curated mixed performance evenings as well as full productions of individual work. We present leading-edge theatre locally, and through month-long video exhibitions in our cyber art gallery. We aim to cultivate the broadest possible audience base through presenting works created by artists collaborating across generations, cultures, and genres.; Charlotte Meehan, Artistic Director,

SpeakEasy Stage Company
SpeakEasy Stage Company’s mission is to connect, inspire, and challenge our audiences with the most socially relevant theatrical premieres featuring the most talented artists in Boston. SpeakEasy Stage Company has distinguished itself as Boston’s premiere theater, consistently winning acclaim for presenting top-quality productions of vital, cutting-edge plays and musicals.; Jeff Kubiatowiez,

Society for the Encouragement of the Arts
As a coalition, seARTS cultivates Cape Ann’s position as a world-class center for working artists. Our members are committed to transforming Cape Ann’s economy by bridging its maritime heritage and a future powered by the arts.; Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco, Board Chair,

South Shore Art Center
South Shore Art Center is a non-profit organization based in the coastal area south of Boston. Our facility in Cohasset features appealing galleries and teaching studios. We offer exhibitions and gallery programs, sales of fine arts and studio crafts, courses and workshops, outreach to schools, and special events. Our mission is to enrich the communities south of Boston by fostering an understanding and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions and education. The South Shore Art Center was organized fifty-five years ago by artists wanting to share their work and provide art education through classes. Although located in Cohasset, the South Shore Art Center exists for the artists and communities encompassing the entire South Shore.; Sarah Hannan, Executive Director,

Spontaneous Celebrations
The mission of Spontaneous Celebrations is to create and sustain a community cultural life that unites and empowers people for positive change through the arts; to produce seasonal celebrations in the Jamaica Plain and Roxbury neighborhoods; and to maintain a Community Cultural center for all.; Molly Weis,

Stoneham Theatre
Stoneham Theatre is a cultural gathering place dedicated to strengthening community through live theatre and education. Shared stories satisfy a vital human need for connection and link us to a broader world. We produce exceptional professional theatre that invites everyone, whether they have attended theatre in the past or not, to experience this connection in a welcoming, warm environment. In addition we further the art of live theatre by dedicating a portion of our season to new or rarely performed work. Through our educational programs we help young people achieve excellence in the performing arts and become engaged and active members of society.; Managing Director, Debra Rafson,

Summer Ink, Inc.
We are a small writing and adventure camp for 5th-10th graders based at Simmons College in Boston. Our mission is to give all students the power to explore their ideas, the skills to communicate them clearly, and the conviction that the world wants to hear them. Fifty percent of our campers receive scholarships and come from diverse neighborhoods of Boston and suburbs. Our program is in high demand and we have been trying to expand for many years.; Executive Director, Vicki Krupp,

Symphony Nova
Symphony Nova hand-selects Nova fellows annually. We aim to develop self-sufficient musicians who will use their classical music background to explore culturally relevant opportunities to connect with today’s shifting artistic world. With the many changes happening in the traditional business and artistic model of today’s symphony orchestra, we want to be on the crest of the tide – not only to ensure the success of our musicians, but also the longevity of this important cultural medium.; Joshua Hahn, General Manager,, 781-381-3300

TransCultural Exchange
TransCultural Exchange’s mission is to foster a greater understanding of world cultures through high-quality art exhibitions, cultural exchanges and, most notably, a biennale Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts. The mission of the Board of Trustees is to formulate policy for the organization, to monitor execution of that policy, and to support staff in the fulfillment of the organization’s purposes through oversight of finances, healthy governance, tax-exempt status, human resources, physical plant, collections, and all TransCultural Exchange’s activities and programs. Actual execution of programs, however, is the responsibility of the Director and staff.; Mary

Unbound Visual Arts, Inc.
Unbound Visual Arts (UVA), incorporated on Oct. 1, 2012, is a local 501(c)(3)non-profit art organization that enriches the community with educational and inspiring exhibitions and; John Quatrale, Executive Director., 617-657-4278

Urbano Project
Urbano Project empowers urban teens and professional artists to create social change through participatory works of contemporary art and performance. Our work is based in collaboration, risk-taking, and border crossing, the essential foundations of creative thinking. Urbano invites professional artists to work in partnership with Boston teens to create contemporary art for the public. Urbano’s Artists’ Projects are inspired by popular culture, contemporary events and ideas, local and international history, and our teens’ life experience. We believe in mixing media, making use of the tools of many arts disciplines to communicate complex ideas.; Stella McGregor, Founder and Director,

Voices Rising, Inc.
Voices Rising is a women’s chorus, founded upon feminist principles of community, inclusivity, activism and education. We sing together to give voice to our lives, identities and beliefs, and to celebrate the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and women’s communities in and around Boston. Raising our voices in joy and solidarity, we contribute to the growing tradition of the women’s choral movement. Through our music, we strengthen ourselves and serve our community’s history, present needs and future; Julia Keller, President,

Women in Film and Video: New England
Women in Film & Video New England (WIFVNE) is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to supporting the accomplishments of women working in the film, video and new media industries. We provide an educational forum for media professionals and a valuable network for exchange of ideas and resources. Currently this 35-year old local non-profit is seeking a Treasurer for their Board, to serve a 1- or 2-year term. Basic Treasurer duties include: Responsible for annual budget and flow of the funds of the organization in cooperation with president and board committee chairs; Works with vice president and development committee in establishing goals for fundraising; Formulates and supervises budgets for programs and special events; Writes or approves checks for organizational expenses, including timely payment of administrative director; Enters and maintains accurate bookkeeping records; Prepares or coordinates preparation of organization’s tax returns; Fulfills responsibilities of WIFV/NE’s 501(c)3 tax status.; Juliet Schneider,

World Music/CRASHarts
World Music, a non-profit organization established in 1990, is New England’s premier presenter of global culture, featuring music and dance from the far and near corners of the globe. In 2001, World Music launched CRASHarts as a division of World Music dedicated to presenting a contemporary performing arts series in greater Boston. World Music/CRASHarts strives to offer audiences an opportunity to share in many different cultural and artistic expressions and seeks to foster an atmosphere of discovery and exploration. The organization presents approximately 70 concerts and 15 educational programs per; Cheryl Weber, Director of Development,, (617) 876-4275

Zeitgeist Stage Company
Zeit-geist n [G. fr. Zeit time + geist spirit]: the general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era. Zeitgeist Stage Company’s (ZSC) aim is to explore contemporary plays and rediscover historic works that reflect the combination of comedy and drama inherent in contemporary life. We look to establish a creative environment allowing theatre artists to demonstrate their talents through timely and relevant productions facilitating a connection with our audience and linkage to the community in; Producing Artistic Director, David Miller,

ZUMIX is a music-based youth development organization located in East Boston. We use music and creative arts as tools to foster personal development, artistic growth, community engagement, and the 21st century skills needed to achieve success in college and career. Established in 1991 in the co-founders’ living room, ZUMIX began as a summertime songwriting program for teens in need of a safe, enriching place to be, away from rising community violence. Through its mission of empowering youth to use music to create strong, positive change in their lives, communities, and the world, ZUMIX has grown to serve 1,000 youth ages 7-18 annually through four core program areas: Songwriting and Performance, Audio Technology, Instrument Instruction, and Youth and Community Radio. We reach an additional 10,000 community members per year through our free, all-ages concerts and cultural events.; Madeleine Steczynski, Founder & Executive Director,;  Jenny Shulman, Program Director,