Violence Transformed Receives Cultural Sector Recovery Grant
Earlier this month, the Mass Cultural Council celebrated a historic $51,063,360 public investment into the Commonwealth’s creative and cultural sector by announcing the 5,218 recipients of two pandemic recovery grant programs at the Massachusetts State House. Violence Transformed is thrilled to announce that it has received a $22,780 grant from MCC as part of its Cultural Sector Recovery Grants for Organizations. This historic investment of state COVID relief funds will support a total of 5,218 cultural organizations and creative individuals living and working in Massachusetts.
Violence Transformed, an arts and social justice initiative of the Public Health Advocacy Institute at Northeastern University, draws upon the creative energies of artists throughout New England to document and celebrate the many ways in which our diverse communities harness art’s potential to effect social change and transform our environments.
In collaboration with our diverse partners, we stage an annual series of visual and performing arts events that celebrate the power of art, artists and art-making to confront, challenge and mediate violence. In this way we aim to broaden and diversify the audience for socially engaged artistic practice, amplify the voices of creative individuals and organizations at work in our community, and foster creative, socially conscious and trauma-informed action to address, overcome and prevent violence in our homes and our communities - regionally, nationally and internationally.
Violence Transformed is excited to announce the launch of our series of virtual retrospective exhibits, designed to celebrate our fifteen-year history and honor the organizations and venues with which we have partnered over the years. The series will also underline and honor the socially engaged artists, curators and activists who have contributed to our work thus far, and who will continue to be with us as the world reopens.
Celebrating Our Community Partners: A Retrospective Exhibition Series is dedicated to the memory of Pamela Green (shown second from left in photo, holding a camera), a dedicated partner who worked with Violence Transformed since its inception in 2007. For many years, she served with Marshall Hughes as the co-host of VT exhibits and events at Roxbury Community College’s Resnikoff Theater & Gallery. She also co-curated and photographed a number of community-based exhibits at other VT venues. Pam was a phenomenal and loving woman who is deeply missed!