Theresa Okokon Selected for 2023 Foundation Trust Black Writer Fellowship

Photo of a smiling Black woman in front of foliage

Theresa Okokon is the 2023 Foundation Trust Black Writer Fellowship recipient Boston-based writer and storyteller Theresa Okokon has been awarded the 2023 Foundation Trust Black Writer Fellowship at Follow Your Art Community Studios in Melrose. Her debut essay collection The Okokon Family Orchestra is slated to launch later this year.   Okokon, originally from Wisconsin,…

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Ukrainian-Born Pianist Receives Support from the Foundation Trust

Pianist Liana Paniyeva

Liana Paniyeva, a classical pianist originally from Ukraine, recently connected with the Foundation Trust. Liana is a 2022 recipient of Foundation Trust Emergency Medical Support, a small gift intended to lessen the burden of unexpected medical procedures. Our interview for this article took place shortly after the Russian invasion of Ukraine began; Liana’s family, including…

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Celebrating the 2021 Foundation Trust Emerging Artist

2021 Emerging Artist Giselle Bonilla at her show (Photo by Tara Vocino) The Foundation Trust recently hosted a gallery show to celebrate the work of the second Foundation Trust Emerging Artist Fellowship at Follow Your Art Community Studios in Melrose, MA.   Giselle Bonilla with Foundation Trust Executive Director Dr. Joseph Spinazzola (Photo by Tara…

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Foundation Trust Spotlight: Rehearsal for Life

The Foundation Trust Spotlight showcases our staff and partners and highlights the important work they are doing to advance resources and services in our programming areas of focus. In this installment, we are excited to share details about our partnership with 2020-21 grant recipient Rehearsal for Life. A major element of our foundation’s annual calendar…

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Foundation Trust Emerging Artist Fellowship Applications Due October 25

The Foundation Trust is excited to share that applications are currently being accepted for the Foundation Trust 2021 Emerging Artist Fellowship Award at Follow Your Art Community Studios in Melrose, MA. Through this fellowship, The Foundation Trust seeks to advance inclusivity in the arts across cultural, neurological, and gender identities.   The fellowship supports a…

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Foundation Trust Announces 2019 Award Recipients

The Foundation Trust is pleased to announce its 2019 charitable funding. In total, more than $280,000 was awarded in grants and scholarships to nonprofit organizations and students in the Greater Boston area. 35 nonprofit organizations representing the 2019 catchment communities of Brockton, Lynn, Medford, Melrose, Revere, and Saugus, in addition to 12 other Massachusetts communities,…

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