This case study explores Chicago-based Jane Addams Hull-House Museum’s process of intentionally slowing down its programming practices to create more organic engagement with its community through The Porch Project.
An in-depth case study about The Porch Project, an experimental community engagement project on “radical slowness” by the Chicago-based Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.
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.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation reflects on their journey through the Innovation Lab for Museums.
What happens when you inhabit “the best new building since the Cold War” and it isn’t working at its highest capacity?
What if you could re-invent a museum and create an organizational chart from scratch on a blank sheet of paper?
Two unlikely art heads are members of YBCA’s game-changing, all access art program YBCA:You. Hear how Lawrence Li, an accountant, came to identify as a street performer and how Henri Ducharme began using art to help his students make sense of numbers.
McColl Center for Visual Art’s community engagement model highlights the value of artist-led ecosystem interventions that foster inter-generational relationships, create stronger communities and elevate the value of artists as catalysts for change.
Moving from the traditional stance of ‘the expert with important stories to tell’ to ‘building stories with community’ requires an openness and humility that is often not easy for museums.
Do you want to develop sustainable relationships with new audiences? Do you want to build community? Shhh! Be quiet and listen.
Using a major exhibition, a museum can activate the community to provide a collective platform for: dialogue, diverse interpretation, and wide-ranging authentic arts experiences with broader audiences.
Welcome to the Hull-House Museum, the Museum of International Folk Art, and the Oakland Museum of California.
ArtsFwd asks the Innovation Lab grantees: What is one major “a-ha!” moment your team experienced during the retreat?
We will create an open-access, interactive project to develop a pluralistic aesthetic for black people and philosophy of personal beauty.
This visitor-generated project pushes the boundaries of the traditional role of the visitor and what is worthy of being exhibited in a gallery space.
A five-day intensive retreat allows for museum staff, board members, community members, and experts to accelerate innovation projects by getting away from daily stresses.