Challenge Crowdsourcing Experiment Complete!

The Challenge’s experimental crowdsourcing phase officially ended on July 25. The Finalists will incorporate feedback into their revised final proposals.


On July 25, we marked the official end of the Business Unusual National Challenge‘s experimental crowdsourcing phase. Many thanks to those of you in “the crowd” who participated in this phase of the Challenge!

The public “crowd” of contributors included big thinkers and strategic leaders from inside and outside the arts sector, the ArtsFwd community, and specially invited contributors, each of whom shared ideas, inspirations, and feedback with each Finalist organization.

What happens next in the Challenge?

Now, the Finalists will spend the next month incorporating their learnings from these sourced public responses into new, revised adaptive challenge proposals, which they will submit for consideration in the final round. To read more about the final phase of the Challenge, click here.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll share more information about ways to continue engaging with the 7 Finalists.

Check back in early August for more updates about the Business Unusual National Challenge!

Kendra Danowski is the former ArtsFwd Editor & Engagement Coordinator at EmcArts.