Our article has just been published in the GIA Reader, Vol 26. No 3! It is written by Richard Evans and Karina Mangu-Ward, and provides a thought-provoking overview of the origins, inspirations and context behind the Community Innovation Labs.
This post is the second in a series of four by Peter Bradley, Executive Director of the Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska, which is an organization participating in EmcArts’ New Pathways and Incubating Innovation Alaska program.
Anushya is one of the four new team members joining EmcArts this year. Read more about our team on our website. Anushya is … Continue reading
This is Part 2 of a series of three posts I’ll be writing about NET’s organizational experimentation as a part of EmcArts’ Innovation Lab for Arts Development Agencies.
La Jolla Playhouse offers an annual subscription series of six new plays, re-imagined classics, and musicals to over 100,000 patrons in San Diego County and Southern California. In their Arts Innovation Fund project, they created Theatre Without Walls (WoW), a site-specific initiative designed to remove the physical limits of typical performance venues by immersing audiences in theatrical work in a variety of community settings.
This third post in our Community Innovation Labs blog series lifts up learnings and recommendations from our pilot identification process, which generated 92 inquiries from 71 communities across the country. Read the post to learn about how we approached site visits and shortlisted two pilot cities.
EmcArts is very pleased to introduce several stellar additions to our team in the areas of Process Facilitation, Communications, Operations, and Board Development.
We’re excited to introduce Nayantara Sen, EmcArts’ new Communications Manager
We’re finally formally introducing Maura Cuffie, EmcArts’ Operations and Program Associate.
Emil Kang, Professor of Practice at University of North Carolina has joined our Board of Directors.
We’re excited to welcome Meera Chakravarthy to our team as our new Summer Intern.
We’re excited to welcome Wesley Days, Jr to our team as our new EmcArts Process Facilitator.
EmcArts is seeking a Communications Fellow for a paid, part-time, 6-month fellowship (September 2015-March 2016) to join our New York-based team. Candidates should have excellent writing and editing skills, proficiency in blogging and social media, and a passion for innovation in the arts, social justice and social sectors.
My first Working Open post is an interactive quiz that examines the different roles team members can take in an Innovation Lab. Click through to take the quiz and play!
An in-depth case study documenting the successes of Latino New South, a collaborative innovation between Levine Museum of New South, the Atlanta History Center, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. These three organizations entered EmcArts Innovation Lab for Museums with the intention of making their programs and institutions more resonant with, and responsive to, the fast-growing Latino communities in their respective cities.
Featuring Alternate ROOTS, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, and The Theater Offensive, this rich and rigorous publication examines the contours, possibilities and limitations of adaptive change for three arts and social justice organizations in our Labs.