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Finding Connections in a Crowd: Jessica Tam on Creating Art Throughout the Pandemic and Beyond

For many artists, the pandemic has provided a silver lining for those seeking the time to create new work and seek out unconventional opportunities. For 2017 Walter Feldman Fellow Jessica Tam, the lack of crowds and empty space generated by quarantine and stay-at-home orders shone new light on her previous situation-specific pieces and provided new opportunities to reevaluate the context of the crowds depicted in…

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How Candelaria Silva-Collins is Empowering BIPOC Artists

Candelaria Silva-Collins is a consultant, facilitator, and nonprofit professional based in Boston, MA. She has administered an award-winning cultural economic development program that informs her consulting practice, and, for the last seven years, has been a member of the leadership team for the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston’s Creative Entrepreneur Fellowship (CEF) program. CEF is a customized professional development program that is designed…

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Meet Our Spring 2021 Interns

It takes many hands to power our programs. Meet the talented interns of the Arts & Business Council and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts who are working hard behind the scenes this spring! Julainey Almansa Currently a 3L at Roger Williams University School of Law, Julainey Almansa was born and raised in the Bronx, NY, and is a first-generation high school, college, and now soon…

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Valerie Coimbra on Boston City Singers and the Power of Choir

Valerie Coimbra is an educator and the chair of Boston City Singers, an organization that provides underserved young people with opportunities through a strong foundation of choral singing. Valerie has been with Boston City Singers since 2004 when she joined the group as an 8th grader. “I sang with Boston City Singers from 2004 until 2009 when I graduated high school,” Valerie recalls. After high…

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Zack Chomz on “Watching Netflix while the World Burns”

Zack Chomz is a Boston-based artist who works in painting and new media. He is also one of our 2020 Walter Feldman Fellows. We are excited to share an excerpt of the conversation we had with Zack on November 24, 2020. Natalie: Could you introduce yourself? Zack: My name is Zack Chomz. I was born in Massachusetts and am currently based in Boston. I think…

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So You’re Planning a Webinar: Copyright Concerns for the COVID Era

As the world has moved to address COVID-19 through social distancing, more and more events are being moved to online formats. This method of presenting over the internet has its advantages, allowing for geographically disparate people to participate and for recordings of such events to be shared widely. However, like most advances in technology, these new formats raise concerns about how copyright law applies to…

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An Interview With Bithyah Israel: Composer, Cellist, and the Founder of City Strings

Bithyah Israel is a composer, cellist, and the founder of City Strings, a youth cello ensemble that provides free musical opportunities for youth in the Boston area. She is also the Social Justice Fellow for the Arts and Humanities with the UU Urban Ministry. We got to speak with Bithyah about her compositional process, the inspiration behind City Strings, and her time as an Arts &…

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Ryan Edwards: The Connecting Power of Public, Interactive, and Multi-Sensory Art

For some, the case of COVID-19 has invited the joys of simple existence, by encouraging us to redefine, realign, and spend some time at home with a good book. In a lot of ways, it’s back to basics, like when we were children. Stacking the alphabet cubes to spell out a word feels a lot like our current pandemic: make what you know and watch…

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Ngoc-Tran Vu Talks Creative Resiliency in These Turbulent Times

One of our 2019 Creative Entrepreneur Fellows, Ngoc-Tran Vu, is with us today to discuss what she refers to as creative resiliency and protecting energies during these turbulent times. Ngoc-Tran Vu (she/her) is a Vietnamese-American interdisciplinary artist and organizer whose socially engaged work draws from her experience as a community organizer, educator, and healer. Tran moves between mediums and materials to work in photography, painting,…

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