Grantee Profile

Emerson College

Grants to Emerson College

  • $75,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 1 year)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — Emerson College, which is located in Boston, Massachusetts, is the nation's only four-year college devoted exclusively to the study of communication and performing arts. As part of Emerson's Office of Arts, the College has initiated the HowlRound program, which has platforms for connecting individuals interested in performance art. Latinalo Theatre Commons is one ofthese peer-led groups that is made up of members from across the United States focused on increasing the representation of Latino voices on stage. In July 2015, Latinalo Theatre Commons is inviting its national audience to a performance festival in Chicago that promotes Chicago's Latino theatre artists and playwrights to a local and national audience; reflects the stories and experiences of the Latino community in Chicago; increases visibility for national Latino playwrights, and facilitates collaborations between local, regional, and national Latino artists. This grant funds activities related to the planning and execution of the 2015 Latinalo Theatre Commons festival in Chicago.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — Emerson College will use this grant to support the New Urban Mechanics Initiative, which is designed to support civic technology innovations in Boston and to build the infrastructure for sharing tools and ideas across a growing network of partner cities across the country. Working with the Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics Emerson will source and support original projects that use technology to address civic issues; evaluate the impact of innovations; and share projects, research and practices.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Emerson College $325,000 between 1983 and 2015.

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