WBUR Receives $1 Million Grant


Boston’s NPR news station has struck a goldmine with the grant from the Barr Foundation for its arts and culture team, The ARTery. Led by Senior Editor Maria Garcia, The ARTery expands on WBUR’s commitment to provide insightful, deep explorations on Greater Boston’s arts and culture scene.

“We are truly grateful to the Barr Foundation for its continued support of WBUR’s arts journalism and for recognizing the value of The ARTery,” said Sam Fleming, interim GM and Managing Director of News and Programming at WBUR. “Through this grant, The ARTery will be able to maintain the momentum the team has created, expanding our audience and employing a diverse roster of contributors who bring a more incisive, connected cultural lens to our work.”

With the Barr Foundation’s latest award, The ARTery will expose community members to more enterprise storytelling, news, and happenings in arts and culture, and convene diverse in-person communities to exchange ideas and spark civic conversation about the way arts and culture can shape Greater Boston.

For more information about The ARTery, visit www.wbur.org/artery.


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