Announcing New Pathways | Canada

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.

We are pleased to announce the international expansion of our multi-year programs in adaptive change for the arts and culture sector, from the United States to Canada. Two New Pathways for the Arts programs have launched recently in the province of Alberta, Canada: New Pathways for the Arts | Edmonton, and New Pathways for the Arts | Calgary. Further programs across Canada are expected in 2015 and 2016.

Designed in partnership with a local host agency, the New Pathways program is designed to enable the growth of participating organizations’ adaptive capacity. The program is structured around a combination of six different components:

  1. A preliminary analysis of the organizational capacity of all the selected participants
  2. A sequence of hands-on Workshops led by EmcArts facilitators, taking place either in-person or virtually
  3. Participant-led Community Convenings or Participant Forums designed by a guiding group of program participants
  4. On-site Coaching for a selection of the participating organizations, as follow-up to the Workshops
  5. Train-the-Trainer program in which local consultants are trained to deliver adaptive coaching work in the future
  6. The opportunity for an individually facilitated “deep dive” into Incubating Innovation around a particular project

New Pathways for the Arts | Calgary

New Pathways for the Arts | Calgary will develop a learning community of 15 not-for-profit organizations in Calgary and Southern Alberta that operate under an arts mandate or undertake arts programs in pursuit of their mission. This learning community will be aimed at strengthening and advancing organizational innovation and adaptive capacity. Over the next three years, participating organizations will explore the challenges and opportunities facing the sector, develop leadership and community engagement strategies, and learn about adaptive approaches to complex challenges through workshops, forums, an in-depth “train the trainer” program, and more.

Funding Partners: Calgary Arts Development, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Calgary Foundation, and Suncor Energy Foundation

Participating Organizations: 

Alberta Ballet
Alberta Printmakers
Alberta Theatre Projects
Bridges Social Development
Calgary Arts Development
Calgary Opera
Calgary Performing Arts Festival
Downstage
Fairy Tales Presentation Society
Honens
New Works Calgary
Southern Alberta Art Gallery
Swallow-a-Bicycle
TELUS Spark
Vertigo Theatre


New Pathways for the Arts | Edmonton

Funding Partners: Edmonton Arts Council, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Edmonton Community Foundation, and the City of Edmonton

This recently launched program will work with arts and culture organizations in Edmonton, Alberta, and the local area. Over the next three years, participating organizations will explore the challenges and opportunities facing the sector, develop leadership and community engagement strategies, and learn about adaptive approaches to complex challenges through workshops, forums, an in-depth train-the-trainer program, and more.

With New Pathways for the Arts | Edmonton, EmcArts is excited to embark on a new exploration of adaptive change work with Canadian communities.

Participating Organizations: 

Alberta Ballet
Alberta Craft Council
Arts and Heritage Foundation of St. Albert
Brian Webb Dance Company
CKUA Radio Network
Edmonton Heritage Council
Edmonton Opera
The Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA)
Francis Winspear Centre for Music & Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Fringe Theatre Adventures
Metro Cinema Society
NeWest Press
Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival
Pro Coro Society
Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists (SNAP)
The Works International Visual Arts Society
Theatre Alberta
Ukrainian Shumka Dancers
Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC
WECAN (Where Edmonton Community Artist Network/Harcourt House)

 

About
Louise Brooks serves as Program Manager at EmcArts, working primarily with community initiatives.