Arts & Culture Organizations

Albany Berkshire Ballet

Berkshire County and Albany, New York-based professional ballet company which performs both classic and contemporary works. 116 Fenn St Pittsfield, MA 01201 413-445-5382 www.berkshireballet.org [email protected]

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Arrowhead

Home of Herman Melville from 1850-1865, Arrowhead is a house museum interpreting the life of the Melville family in the Berkshires. It is owned and operated by the Berkshire County Historical Society. Information on volunteer/intern opportunities as tour guides, collections/exhibits assistants and research work available on the Museum’s website. 780 Holmes Road Pittsfield, MA 01201

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Aston Magna Foundation for Music, Inc.

The mission of the Aston Magna Foundation is to enrich appreciation of music of the past and the understanding of the cultural, political and social contexts in which it was composed and experienced. The foundation tries to reach the larger public through the use of historical instruments and practices in performances, recordings and workshops and

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Barrington Stage Company

Innovative professional theatre company with strong community relationship and seasonal as well as year round programming. Features productions dedicated primarily to emerging artists and initiatives such as a theatre program for at-risk youth that led to the formation of the Railroad Street Youth Project. See website for volunteer opportunities or contact volunteer coordinator. 30 Union

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Berkshire Bach Society

Offers professional choral and instrumental concerts of Baroque music year round in the Berkshires of Massachusetts.   P.O. Box 1002 Great Barrington, MA 01230 413-528-9277 www.berkshirebach.org [email protected]

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Berkshire Botanical Garden

Peaceful refuge of natural beauty, stunning display gardens and exciting community events for people of all ages. See website for virtual tour and information on variety of volunteer opportunities. PO Box 826 5 West Stockbridge Road Stockbridge, MA 01262 413-298-3926 www.berkshirebotanical.org [email protected] Contact: Roxanne Gawthrop

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Berkshire Choral Festival

Founded in 1982, the Berkshire Choral Festival offers adult and youth choral training and performing programs involving world class conductors and professional music staff in direct interaction with choristers, teaching the masterpieces of the choral-orchestral repertoire. 245 North Undermountain Road Sheffield, MA 01257 413-229-8526 www.chorus.org [email protected]

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Berkshire Immigrant Center

The mission of the Berkshire Immigrant Center is to assist individuals and families in making the economic, psychological and cultural adjustment to a new land, not only by meeting basic needs, but also by helping them to become active participants in our community. The Center also aims to build bridges of understanding and cooperation across

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Berkshire Lyric Theatre

Oldest community music organization and premiere professional-level community chorus in the Berkshires. Programming includes a children’s chorus.   P.O. Box 347 Pittsfield, MA 01202 413-499-0258 www.berkshirelyricinfo.org [email protected]

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Berkshire Theatre Festival

Dynamic professional theatre in the Berkshires on two stages in July and August. The mission of the Berkshire Theatre Festival is to sustain, promote and produce theatre for its community through performance and educational activities. See the education and training section of the BTF website for information on internship and apprenticeship opportunities.   6 East

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Chesterwood Estate & Museum

Historic house museum of the 1920’s summer home, studio, and garden of sculptor Daniel Chester French. Open daily from 10am to 5pm, May to October.   P.O. Box 827 3 Williamsville Road Stockbridge, MA 01262 413-298-3579 www.chesterwood.org [email protected]

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Clark Art Institute

225 South Street Williamstown, MA 01267 413-458-2303 www.clarkart.edu

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Colonial Theatre

The mission of the Colonial Theatre is to enrich life in Pittsfield and the Berkshires by presenting a wide variety of performances and fostering artistic collaboration and performing arts education in a restored national historic landmark. The Theatre is currently engaged in a capital campaign to restore the 100-year-old theatre, fund operating expenses and establish

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Contemporary Artists’ Center

A non-for-profit artists’ studio facility established in 1990 by working artists for working artists. Through ongoing community programs and partnerships, the CAC offers a lecture series, specialized exhibitions, a resource network and database for area artists, an online gallery and slide bank, and youth programs. The CAC has five unique galleries, which feature regional and

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Council for Creative Projects

Non-profit museum service organization that develops and circulates traveling exhibitions in the arts. 17 Main Street Lee, MA 413-243-8030

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Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio

House museum of International style home built by abstract artists George Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen featuring paintings, frescoes, sculpture and a collection of American and European Cubist art.   92 Hawthorne Street Lenox, MA 01240 413-637-0166 www.frelinghuysen.org [email protected]

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Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival & School

One of the most acclaimed international dance festivals in the world, Jacob’s Pillow is located in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. The beautiful and historic campus includes two theatres, an outdoor stage, four studios, an exhibition gallery, the Archives, residential cabins, food venues, offices and 153 acres of woodlands. The 10-week festival attracts attendance

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Kidspace at MASS MoCA

Kidspace at Mass MoCA is a contemporary art gallery and art-making space for children, teachers, family and the general public. Housed at the Mass MoCA complex, Kidspace is a collaborative project of the Williams College Museum of Art, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, and MASS MoCA. At Kidspace, children, teachers, families and other

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Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

A community arts center (including a gallery) dedicated to long term institutional change and community improvement by making the arts both physically and economically accessible to everyone. Programs include a public arts program in public murals, a performing arts series, workshops in pottery, photography, writing and life drawing and a juried gallery space now in

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Lift Ev’ry Voice

Lift Ev’ry Voice: Celebrating African-American Culture & Heritage in the Berkshires is a summer festival celebrating the rich traditions of African-American community, arts and culture, history and heritage found within Berkshire County and across the nation. liftevryvoice.org [email protected]

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Main Street Stage

Non-profit community theatre serving North Berkshire featuring productions year round. 57 Main Street North Adams, MA 413-663-3240 www.mainstreetstage.org [email protected]

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Makers’ Mill

Makers’ Mill, the North Adams Makerspace, is a space for creative collaboration to foster new learning opportunities and build a community around a shared passion for making. Located in downtown North Adams, Massachusetts, Makers’ Mill is a creative resource for the local community that allows people to work and learn alongside one another. 73 Main

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Manos Unidas (Hands United)

A multicultural community empowerment organization that strives to uplift all of the Latino, immigrant and minority members of our community through a sustained exchange of shared resources, participatory education and living arts. Manos Unidas seeks not only to provide the opportunity for empowerment but also foster the creation of a diverse culture of community that

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Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)

Housed in a vast 13-acre, 19th century factory campus, MASS MoCA presents world class and cutting edge visual, performing, and new media arts. Facilities include 80,000 square feet of galleries (including largest exhibition space in North America) a versatile 700-seat theatre, a 200-seat lab theatre, an outdoor cinema and concert courtyard and more. MASS MoCA

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Merwin House

House museum (c. 1825) managed by the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. Private heritage tours available with advance reservations by calling 617-227-3956, June 1st through October 15th.   14 Main Street Stockbridge, MA 01262 617-994-6662 617-227-3956 www.historicnewengland.org/historic-properties/homes/merwin-house

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Norman Rockwell Museum

The Norman Rockwell Museum is dedicated to the enjoyment and study of Rockwell’s work and his contributions to society, popular culture, and social commentary. The Museum houses the world’s largest and most significant collection of Rockwell’s work, including 574 original paintings and drawings. Rockwell’s Stockbridge studio, moved to the Museum site, is open to the

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Northampton Jazz Workshop

Each Tuesday night, the Green Street Trio – pianist Paul Arslanian, bassist George Kaye, and drummer Jon Fisher – invite a guest soloist to join them for a one-hour set that mixes great standards and originals, and then the bandstand opens up for an organized jam session. Paul moderates the jam by having players sign

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Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

The mission of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (NBCC) is to improve the quality of life for people in northern Berkshire by organizing, supporting, and empowering the community. Additional Information & Current Opportunities: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/northern-berkshire-community-coalition

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Sandisfield Arts Center

5 Hammertown Road P.O. Box 31 Sandisfield, MA 01255 413-258-4100 www.sandisfieldartscenter.org [email protected]

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The Mount

The Mount is a National Historic Landmark and cultural center that celebrates the literary, artistic, and humanitarian legacies of Edith Wharton. Additional Information & Current Opportunities: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/the-mount

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Town Players of Pittsfield

One of the oldest community theatre groups in the country featuring three productions a year. “The Workshop,” a production rehearsal hall, is located at 148 Lebanon Avenue in Pittsfield.   P.O. Box 765 31 South St. Pittsfield, MA 01201 413-443-9279 www.townplayers.org [email protected]

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United Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Association of Berkshire County has dedicated itself to offering supports and advocacy for any individual, regardless of disability, to pursue a fulfilling, self-determined, high-quality community life – a life without limits.  The UCP mission is to advance the independence, productivity and citizenship of people with disabilities. UCP of Berkshire County is

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Visionaries

A non-profit organization dedicated to using the power of the media to tell the stories of people and organizations making positive social change throughout the world. Contact Executive Director Bill Mosher for more information about intern opportunities.   748 Page St. Stoughton, MA 02072 800-647-5559 www.visionaries.org Contacts: Bill Mosher, [email protected], Executive Director [email protected]

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Williamstown Art Conservation Center, Inc.

Member of the Regional Alliance for Preservation, www.rap-arcc.org   A nonprofit art conservation organization located on the grounds of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, which treats objects ranging from family photographs, antiques and heirlooms to some of the most important paintings, sculpture and furniture in the country. Founded in 1977 to address the conservation

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Williamstown Historical Museum

If you’re interested in history, the Williamstown Historical Museum is the place for you!  We are a museum and research center that maintains a collection of photos, artifacts and documents that relate to Williamstown’s past. We work to increase the public’s knowledge of Williamstown’s past in a variety of ways including educational exhibits, programs, events,

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Williamstown Theatre Festival

Non-profit professional summer theatre which produces classic and new plays, presents artists production opportunities and challenges seldom available elsewhere, provides training to emerging theater talents and creates and presents programs which serve and engage a diverse community. See website for information on training and career opportunities.   PO Box 517 1000 Main Street Williamstown, MA

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Williamstown Youth Center

Wide range of social, recreational and educational programs for youth and adolescents ages 6-18 from Williamstown and the surrounding area. Executive Director David Rempell welcomes students interested in helping develop and implement arts programming (in any medium) to email him about experiential learning opportunities at the WYC.   66 School St Williamstown, MA 01267 413-458-5925 Open

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