BSO In Residence
Residence is designed to build a reciprocal partnership between a
specific neighborhood and the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a
focused setting over a period of three years.
The residency is intended to be a co-designed, multi-year program of events addressing community need, strengths, and artistic and cultural goals.
Residency experiences will draw from the BSO's existing Education and Community Engagement programming, and include new offerings specifically addressing partner community interest and need. The program places the BSO in the position of listener and learner within the community, embedding itself as a partner committed to bringing long-term value and resources to the partner neighborhood.
Program applications will be accepted from December 2016 to February 2017. The BSO will select a partner community in February 2017 (from all applications received). In spring of 2017, a Community Engagement Committee will be formed with the selected partner community, comprised of BSO staff and community members. This committee will meet on a regular basis over the course of three years and will serve as the sounding board, planning body, and implementation group for all program activities. Committee members will be drawn from partner organizations in the neighborhood such as schools, libraries, YMCA/afterschool programs, arts and culture/performance centers, senior centers, faith-based organizations, hospitals, parks, and community councils or political leadership.
Applications for the program are due by Wednesday, February 15, 2017.
- February 15, 2017: Application Deadline
- March 2017: Community is selected and applicants are notified
- April 2017: Community Engagement Committee is formed; monthly Community Engagement meetings begin
- Fall 2017: BSO In Residence program activities begin in the partner community
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