Boston’s performing arts and music scene is at the heart of this thriving, innovative city. The Boston Foundation believes that investing in local artists to test new ideas adds depth and diversity to our cultural landscape
To this end, we are proud to announce the third round of grantees of the Live Arts Boston (LAB) program, created with the support and partnership of the Barr Foundation and the Wagner Foundation. Performing artists, small performing arts organizations, bands, groups of artists, producers and presenters in the Greater Boston area were invited to apply for grants this past fall, with recipients announced in Spring 2019.
LAB provides up to $15,000 in project-specific funds to create, produce or present artistic work for Greater Boston audiences. In addition to grant funding, grantees receive support for project documentation, mentorship, peer networking opportunities and professional development.
Funding supports work in the following performing arts disciplines: dance, theater, music, opera, spoken word, performance art, circus arts, traditional and folk performing arts, and any multi-disciplinary combination of the above. Performance projects that include a visual, media or film component are eligible, but the primary focus for the project must be on the performing arts. LAB does not support standalone film projects, or projects primarily consisting of youth development, community engagement, or teaching arts work.
Priority is given to: