Grantee Profile

Emerson College

Grants to Emerson College

  • $75,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 1 year)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of a national performance festival in Chicago, produced by Latina/o Theater Commons, an initiative of the Howlround Program.

  • $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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