3Arts is committed to supporting the creative development of Chicago’s underrepresented artists, specifically women, people of color, and people with disabilities who are working in music, theater, and visual arts. Annually, six artists producing distinctive work in the disciplines of music, theater, and visual arts receive awards of $15,000 each to put to use according to their priorities with no strings attached. Josephine Lee, the artistic director since 1999 of the Chicago Children’s Choir, a MacArthur grantee, received one of two music awards this year. Born in Chicago, Josephine Lee is a classically trained pianist, conductor, arranger and producer.

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