Background and Context We’ve spent the last 10 years designing and implementing Innovation Labs, in which we work alongside cultural organizations … Continue reading
Beck Center for the Arts, located in the western Cleveland, OH suburb of Lakewood, presents a variety of plays and musicals on two stages and offers more than 200 classes, lessons and programs in the arts. They entered the Innovation Lab process with the goal of finding inventive ways to broaden and deepen their community connections.
EmcArts seeks a Communications Manager who will be charged with implementing a communications strategy about the practice of innovation and adaptive change in the arts field and beyond, with a special emphasis on EmcArts program participants and other partners.
EmcArts is looking for candidates who have experience leading diverse groups of stakeholders in extended team processes, as well as larger groups in training workshops and small-group coaching sessions.
Arts Leaders as Cultural Innovators is a national leadership development program designed to support adaptive change in the national arts sector. We are recruiting candidates for our first cohort in three pilot cities.
New Pathways, a training and immersion program for non-profit organizations that want to learn more about innovative strategies for problem solving, is expanding into Canada.
Our newest animated video explains how Alternate ROOTS went about re-assessing some of their long-held beliefs about membership.
What happens when the usual tools of problem solving aren’t enough to address your organization’s issues? These two groups found that truly complex challenges require a different kind of approach.
EmcArts is committing to a “working open” approach and sharing learning about innovation projects in real-time. Last week, we held our first Community Call with a group of arts leaders interested in exploring these ideas together.
Our organization, which centers on sustaining resilient communities, is now turning to an emphasis on story. How can storytelling help us evolve our approach to creating relevant programming?
These inspiring stories help us think about the intentional practice of deep listening. How can listening promote respect, justice, equity, and ownership?
By opening the doors of their costume and prop shop to the local community, Center Theatre Group developed new partnerships and explored new ways to connect the craft of theatre with daily lives.
Geva Theatre Center embarked on a Patron/Playwright Experiment to catalyze direct, personal relationships between their patrons, playwrights, and staff.
Watch this video about how systems thinking strategies helped SPACES Gallery think differently about cultivating individual donor relationships.
In this interview, Rebecca and I discuss the evolving definition of change capital, the capacities needed to leverage it, and how organizations can access it.
In this interview, Holly Sidford of Helicon Collaborative and I talk about how our field’s approach to change capital needs a system-oriented response, and what we need to do about it.