The Campaign for the Second Decade



A Far Cry is thrilled to announce to the public that we have commenced a Campaign for the Second Decade. This campaign marks a milestone in the life of A Far Cry. From a brave beginning in 2007, when these gifted string players performed their first concert together in a small church in Cambridge, to today’s galaxy of compelling performances for audiences in Boston and across the country, the group has come a long, long way.

In 2016/17, the Criers celebrated their 10th season. Astoundingly, they performed 38 concerts in that season, with just one administrative staff member. The Criers themselves have had sleeves rolled up for ten years, and it’s time the organization invested in strong, professional staff to continue to produce all of those concerts.

Having undertaken a strategic planning process led by consultants from Harvard Business School, A Far Cry is positioned to reach for new and ambitious goals. The Criers now seek professional staff to support a stable organizational structure and initiate a robust marketing and development program. We want to find and attract new audiences, and work with our donors and foundations to make up the funding that ticket sales do not cover. Most important, these initiatives will enable the Criers to shift away from administrative duties towards the artistic core of A Far Cry: adventurous programming and vibrant performances, planned and carried out collectively.

Your gift to the Campaign for the Second Decade will ensure the growth and sustainability of this collaborative enterprise, A Far Cry.


By The Numbers (as of March 20, 2018)

Campaign Goal $675,000
Mellon Foundation Grant $175,000
Net goal from individuals $500,000
Gifts and Pledges To Date
Gifts from the Board of Directors $138,000
Gifts from Individuals $223,500
Total Received To Date $536,500
Balance to be Raised $138,500