Judy Lawrence is an EmcArts’ facilitation fellow in Calgary, AB for 2015. In this op-ed, she writes about International Avenue Arts and Culture Centre’s (IAACC) small experiments with radical intent, which resulted in a vibrant community forum for local engagement.
EmcArts is continuing it’s series of community calls as part of the “Working Open” initiative to share strategies and learning about innovation in real-time.
In the Community Innovation Lab pilot sites of Winston-Salem, NC and Providence, RI, we commissioned local photographers to produce original art in the form of photo essays. This photo essay by Christine Rucker from Winston-Salem captures and documents the first Lab workshop on Seeing the System.
This is the fifth post in a series that chronicles the journey of the Community Innovation Labs from conception to design through piloting. This post documents our process, strategies, and takeaways from rooting the Labs locally in Winston-Salem and Providence, and announces our six selected local artist and facilitation partners.
An in-depth case study documenting The Theater Offensive’s ambitious project to host a national network to support queer youth theater organizations in North America.
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 journey of Alternate ROOTS, a regional arts and social justice organization in the South that entered EmcArts’ Innovation Lab for Arts Development Agencies in 2013 to rethink and test new membership structures.
Working Open Fellow, Monica Valenzuela from Staten Island Arts (SIA) created an abstract film featuring archival footage layered on top of video documentation from current programs. Her short film speaks to the complicated dynamics of history and place in the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, SIA’s new home. Her post elaborates on their experiments with arts programming and flexible, sliding-scale ticketing mechanisms. Watch the video and read her post here.
Read about ALACI Cohort 1’s seminar with Edgar Schein on organizational culture, and why it’s an important aspect of facilitating adaptive leadership and change.
Alutiiq Museum, the Island Institute, Anchorage Concert Association, and Perseverance Theatre have been selected from New Pathways | Alaska to continue into Incubating Innovation, a program that provides innovation grants of $20,000 each to support organizations in exploring, testing and prototyping adaptive strategies for increased public impact and value.
My 2nd Working Open post documents our unfolding prototype at Center Stage Theater, which involves experiments with new technology as well as flattened team hierarchies and decision-making structures.
Our article has just been published in the GIA Reader, Vol 26. No 3! It is written by Richard Evans and Karina Mangu-Ward, and provides a thought-provoking overview of the origins, inspirations and context behind the Community Innovation Labs.
This post is the second in a series of four by Peter Bradley, Executive Director of the Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska, which is an organization participating in EmcArts’ New Pathways and Incubating Innovation Alaska program.
Anushya is one of the four new team members joining EmcArts this year. Read more about our team on our website. Anushya is … Continue reading
This is Part 2 of a series of three posts by Working Open Fellow, Sherrine Azab. This post documents a set of three organizational experiments through EmcArts Innovation Labs for Arts Development Agencies.