EmcArts is pleased to announce that Winston-Salem, NC and Providence, RI have been selected as the two pilot sites for the Community Innovation Labs.
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.
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.
Here’s the second post chronicling EmcArts’ Community Innovation Labs program, from conception to design through piloting. This post documents our three Innovation Team meetings, which explored questions about artistic practice and community partnerships, surfaced assumptions and innovation strategies, and helped us develop a new Labs framework and design.
This is Part 1 of a series of three posts I’ll be writing about The Network of Ensemble Theater’s organizational experimentation as a part of EmcArts’ Innovation Lab for Arts Development Agencies.
At Staten Island Arts we’re experimenting with using a sliding-scale and suggested donations. Do you have stories to share about when these strategies have been useful for you?
ALACI Cohort 1 gathered for their first national seminar in Providence, Rhode Island from June 1st-3rd, 2015. This three-day convening brought ALACI fellows, faculty, executive coaches and EmcArts’ staff together, and featured inspiring and educational presentations on adaptive leadership topics such as emotional intelligence, organizational systems, authentic leadership, and more.
Here’s the origin story and inspiration behind EmcArts’ new Community Innovation Labs program, which will pilot in two U.S communities in 2015. Community Innovation Labs is a new approach to solving tough social challenges by bringing together a diverse, cross-sector group of stakeholders, and deeply integrating artists and artistic experiences into rigorously designed and facilitated change processes.