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Artist-Partners: New Directions in Artist-Driven Institutional Models

With the goal of redefining roles and division of labor in arts organizations, ICE created a new organizational structure in which ensemble members act as “Artist Partners” who lead and manage the organization. This new structure eliminates traditional silos between artistic and management functions, strengthens curatorial capacity, gives ensemble members more decision-making power, and supports creativity.

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To Go or Not to Go: Connecting with Satellite Communities at the Beck Center

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.

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Teatro Publico de Cleveland

Cleveland Public Theatre and members of the Latino community formed Teatro Publico de Cleveland, an amateur ensemble theater company that created space for meaningful dialogue and new, powerful performances.

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Community of Music Makers

In order to invigorate their renewed vision of service and community partnerships, San Francisco Symphony developed Community of Music Makers, a platform of activities designed to support, encourage and sustain amateur music-making by adults in the Bay Area.

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Finding Your Itch and Scratching It

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company’s recent “Connectivity” strategy is an example of how an organization’s founding motivations and culture can evolve over time to encourage innovation.

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Off-Center @ The Jones

An underutilized theater, The Jones, becomes the testing ground for new nontraditional ways of using technology and engaging audiences for Denver’s largest professional theatre company.

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Public Access Design

Public Access Design is a rapid response design clinic that provides community social justice organizations with grass-roots organizing tools.

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OurGoods.org

OurGoods undertook capacity-building initiatives to attract new users, match the diversity of barter requests, and improve its website.

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