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Boston Children's Chorus Selected as ArtsFwd National Challenge Winner

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Dec 18, 2013
Boston, MA

Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) has been selected as the winner of the ArtsFwd Business Unusual National Challenge, a multi-phase online event hosted on, which gathered pressing adaptive challenges from organizations across the country, crowdsourced ideas in response, and awarded one organization a package worth $35,000 in grants and facilitation services to support them as they prototype an innovative new strategy over the next year. The grant will go to support BCC's development of a strategy to integrate anti-bias and empathy training into their existing music education.
The Challenge is designed, managed, and funded by EmcArts as a part of the organization’s Activating Innovation program, which aims to move the dialogue about the vital importance of innovation and adaptive change toward the center of discourse in the arts and culture field.
Richard Evans, president of EmcArts said, “We’re thrilled to be working with Boston Children’s Chorus as they explore this important topic. This question of how arts organizations might address difference by creating opportunities for authentic social bridging is a pressing one for many arts and culture organizations across the country – and the team at BCC has identified that this challenge of creating an authentic social curriculum requires an adaptive response. I look forward to seeing what their intensive exploration and prototyping yields for the organization, the Boston community, and beyond.”
About the Boston Children's Chorus
The Boston Children’s Chorus harnesses the power and joy of music to unite our city’s diverse communities and inspire social change. Our singers transcend social barriers in a celebration of shared humanity and love of music. Through intensive choral training and high-profile public performance experience (locally, throughout the U.S. and around the world), they learn discipline, develop leadership skills, and proudly represent the city of Boston as ambassadors of harmony.
Pictured Above: Boston Children's Chorus, photo courtesy ArtsFwd

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