What We Do
Our work is steeped in racial equity and as an organization, Dunamis does everything we can to support and create space for creatives of color. Our work extends into the following ongoing programming:
Emerging Artists Fellowship – The Emerging Artists Fellowship provides nurturing support and professional development education for emerging artists of color in the city of Boston. Learn more here.
Arts Management Apprenticeship – The Arts Management Apprenticeship was designed to support, train and nurture emerging arts managers of color based in Boston. This is a paid opportunity for people of color to build tangible work experience and establish professional connections to move their careers forward. Learn more here.
House Sessions – The YAMS House Sessions were created and currently produced by an emerging artists fellowship alum, who wanted to create a safe space for emerging artists to develop their sets and find an initial audience. Learn more here.
JP Porchfest- For 7 years Jamaica Plain Porchfest has built community – across the divides of race, class, culture and immigrant status – through the power of the arts. Originally founded by Mindy Fried and Marie Ghitman, Dunamis began Porchfest in August 2021. Learn more here.
Seeds of Joy – Our Seeds of Joy programming was designed in response to the Covid19 pandemic and provided paid opportunities for local artists to create and lead virtual interactive programs.
RIRJ – The Radical Imagination for Racial Justice grant was announced this year and is designed to support projects from people of color to tackle racism and its many forms. We have been asked to support their inaugural cohort with technical workshops and year long consultations. Learn more here.
Create the Vote – Dunamis is part of the steering committee for the new Create the Vote Initiative founded by Mass Creative, Theatre Offensive and MassVOTE. This coalition exists to increase civic engagement within the arts sector and leverage the creative industry to gain advocacy power to enhance our communities. Learn more here.
The Boston Foundation LAB Grant- The Dunamis team is working with The Boston Foundation as LAB Grant Program Coordinators to provide and coordinate comprehensive support to fuel the artistic growth of Live Arts Boston (LAB) grantee cohort. Learn more here.