Dorchester, MA
Project Title
Fiscal Year Awarded
Grant or Program
New England Arts Resilience Fund
Grant Amount

For the past five years, BAMS Fest has operated on a volunteer-run basis, with a lean staff, leadership, and Board who have given over 15,000 hours of their collective time each year. From events and meetings, to festivals and interviews, our team continues to fight for racial, social and creative justice through an arts and culture lens. In May 2020, BAMS Fest completed its first strategic plan as a relatively young organization, with our first major goal of growing its internal capacity. This fund will support growing our internal capacity and adding accessible features to our festival program in order to advance our mission and vision.