Branching-Out Creative Catalyst Mini-Grant Program

This summer, the Boston Public Library Fund introduced the “Branching Out – Creative Catalyst Mini-Grant” program for FY’24, designed to provide financial support for programming at the Boston Public Library branches. With generous grant funding of $50,000 available, this program aims to empower branch staff to creatively engage patrons within their communities as well as cultivate an inclusive environment that fosters learning, discovery, and community building.  

We are pleased to share that 21 branches provided grant applications, requesting support for 29 different projects. This was a wonderful process, and we were really amazed by the thoughtful grant applications to support creative programs geared specifically toward branch communities.

The Fund and the mini-grant review committee decided, given the thoughtful ideas and opportunities presented in the grants, to increase our award amount this year to $63,107 in total

See below for the branches and programs that received funding!  

Branch  Program Title  
Fields Corner  Dragon Dance Program 
Chinatown  Play Reading Club and Mini Makerspace 
Charlestown   Children’s Performances and History Lectures 
Uphams Corner Fiber Arts Classes 
Codman Square  Hip Hop Block Party Celebration and Robotics Club 
Faneuil Comics Camp and Spring into Creativity 
Egleston Teens Inspire, Theater Games, and Connecting with Creators 
Parker Hill Mission Hill Mediation  
South End  Let’s Move and Showcase for South End 
Jamaica Plain Intergenerational Fiber Crafts Club 
Brighton Brighton Makes Workshop Series 
Connolly Poetry Walk  
Roslindale Haitian Dance Performance and Workshop 
South Boston  Ukulele Project 
Honan Allston  Creating Art: Older Adults Learn Relief Printing Project 
Grove Hall  Building Community Through Creative Arts & Sciences 
Hyde Park Indigenous Lifeways Project 
East Boston  Hobbies for All Ages Project 
Lower Mills Lower Mills Art Series 
West Roxbury  Chess Program  
Adams Street Our Voices Project 

We congratulate the branches for all you do to support our communities! The BPLF looks forward to all the great programs that will be held this year.

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