Join your peer funders for the Network’s first in person gathering since early 2020!
We will tour The Cambridge Foundry, a dynamic new cultural space, which also includes Jukebox, a digital storytelling and story-sharing public art project commissioned by Cambridge Arts which was created by artist Elisa Hamilton. This field trip builds off recent programs on 1) multisector partnerships and 2) the role municipalities and public agencies play in the intersection of arts & culture and economic development.
The Foundry addresses the problems of financial and spacial inequities affecting artists and other makers by providing access to specialized space and equipment for hands-on creation. Offering maker spaces, multi-purpose rooms, a dance studio, art studio, performance space, and demonstration kitchen, The Foundry brings STEM and the Arts under one roof for the Cambridge community with its spaces available for reservation and public programming.
The plan for the visit is to have a formal tour of the Foundry, hear from funders involved in the initiative, ask questions, and socialize over small bites.
While most of the visit will be inside, our socializing time will be outside, weather permitting. The Foundry is an accessible space.
GETTING TO THE FOUNDRY
The Foundry is accessible by the Red Line at the Kendall/MIT stop.
Metered 2 hour parking is available in the surrounding area. The Foundry has 2 handicapped parking spaces for those who need it.
COVID 19 PROTOCOLS
All Foundry employees are vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus. Mask use is encouraged within the indoor spaces of the Foundry to help protect our most vulnerable community members. Mask use will be encouraged for all visitors to the Foundry building, and masks will be on hand for those who need one.
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Cambridge Science Festival will be taking place all week! There will be plenty of local events being promoted by the festival: https://cambridgesciencefestival.org/
The Network appreciates the support of Jason Weeks, Executive Director of Cambridge Arts Council, in planning this visit.
About the Network:
Massachusetts Arts Funders' Network bi-monthly meetings provide a learning opportunity on an issue or trend facing the arts and cultural community coupled with a chance to network and update colleagues on their current work, challenges, and opportunities in a roundtable format.