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The latest news, spotlights on our grantees and donors, and occasional commentary about what's happening at Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and around our four-county region.

Two Funds Award Nearly $190,000 to Artists and Arts Organizations
By Darryl Gangloff / February 16, 2022 / Grantee Spotlight, News & Announcements
Two of our funds recently awarded grants to support the work of local and regional artists. Recipients use this opportunity to explore new creative paths in all forms of media.

Poet Dan Albergotti Enjoys Productive Solitude of Clampitt Residency
By Darryl Gangloff / November 10, 2020 / Grantee Spotlight
Dan Albergotti of South Carolina is the 28th recipient of the Amy Clampitt residency, which provides poets and literary scholars with the time to focus exclusively on their work.

Grants Give Lenox Artist Freedom to Focus on Large Works
By Darryl Gangloff / July 9, 2020 / Grantee Spotlight
Two Berkshire Taconic funds are currently accepting applications from regional artists. Mixed media painter Ali Herrmann of Lenox, Mass., received grants from both funds last year to focus her time and energy on large projects.

Stronger Communities through the Arts
By Justin Burke / September 26, 2019 / Community Engagement
The Arts Build Community initiative has received a $1 million investment from the Barr Foundation to involve our changing communities in arts and culture.

For Poet Jessica Piazza, Clampitt Residency is 'Unparalleled'
By Darryl Gangloff / May 28, 2019 / Grantee Spotlight
The 26th recipient of the Amy Clampitt residency has fallen in love with the Berkshires. She is using this time to focus on a collection of poetry and her first novel.

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Our initiative awarded $47,000 to 10 organizations for projects that aim to transform the food system in Columbia County.

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Culture + Community: Focus on the Berkshires

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Scholarship Fund Honors Fallen Capitol Officer

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Scholarship Fund Honors Fallen Capitol Officer

A new scholarship fund honors the legacy of fallen Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans by giving back to the community he loved.

Leadership & Impact: Lessons from Our Community Engagement Investments

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Leadership & Impact: Lessons from Our Community Engagement Investments

Read a brief report on the progress on our investments in community engagement, and how we aim to increase involvement, foster connections and harness the skills and expertise people can bring to organizations and communities.

Two Funds Award Nearly $190,000 to Artists and Arts Organizations

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Two Funds Award Nearly $190,000 to Artists and Arts Organizations

Two of our funds recently awarded grants to support the work of local and regional artists. Recipients use this opportunity to explore new creative paths in all forms of media.

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