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The Shawna Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Arts Non-Profit named after Shawna Shea

who passed away at the age of 16. We continue this work in her memory.  

Our Mision

We believe the arts and education are essential to creating a vibrant, healthy community and world. 


The mission of the Shawna Foundation is to equitably promote and support students through scholarship and showcase artists in filmmaking, performance arts, poetry and other creative endeavors with a focus on underrepresented communities.

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July 24th-27th

The Shawna Shea Film Festival (SSFF) is a fringe independent international film festival. We love quirky and experimental films as much as we love straight narratives.

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July 31st

Underground Wednesday is supported by a grant from the Southbridge Cultural Council, a local agency funded by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  

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August 21st & 22nd

The Library Poetry Tour is supported by a grant from the Milford Cultural Council, the Uxbridge Cultural Council and the Mass Cultural Council.  

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For more information about the Shawna Foundation and 
our programs, check out the video below.

 inviting any and all on, but never  drifting  off  on others.

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Want to find a cool way to support the Shawna Foundation and show it to the world? Visit our own online store and grab your Shawna Foundation and Shawna Film Festival Sway!

The Shawna Foundation Store.
Tickets Available Now
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July 24-27
39 Hamilton St
Southbridge, MA
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