BAO'S IMPACT

Our Top 5 Focuses of 2021

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Our top focus of 2021 is exploring and implementing a new board, advisory board and community feedback structure to improve our transparency and accountability in an equitable way.

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We are focusing on making our downstairs space at 1490 Dorchester Ave sustainable and curating the space for community use in line with our mission. 

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We are honored to be awarded a Cultural Facilities Fund grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for Feasibility and Technical Assistance. We intend to put these funds towards creating a plan to sustainably build out the creative infrastructure at Dorchester Art Project that our community needs.

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Tiny DAP Concert

We intend to reach a larger regional/national audience for Boston Hip Hop with our new web series inspired by the Tiny Desk concerts! Made possible by a Live Arts Boston grant from the Boston Foundation. 

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People's Community Value Model

We were awarded a grant from National Arts Strategies to develop our People's Community Value Model, the formalization of all our years of arts advocacy into one shareable, scalable model of community empowerment. PCVM is about claiming our value as community members and community-based organizations, and normalizing the practice of being compensated for our insights into community and community engagement. 

Through the Years...

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Testimonials

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