Network of Ensemble Theaters created short videos to document their thinking during at their Airlie Innovation Team retreat, and to address this question: how do we keep in communication with our members about this process as it unfolds?
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?
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.
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.
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.
Watch this video about how systems thinking strategies helped SPACES Gallery think differently about cultivating individual donor relationships.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BAM planned and piloted programs for their new facility, BAM Fisher, to connect with Brooklyn’s creative community.
Working together, Casita Maria and Dancing in the Streets are investigating the artistic legacy of the South Bronx. hangsen eliquid
Chimpanzee Productions created a touring multimedia event and online portal to share hidden history contained in family photo albums.