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.
EmcArts will be presenting at several public events, conferences and gatherings this fall. Check out this post to see when we’ll be in cities all over the US, including Philadelphia, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
La Jolla Playhouse offers an annual subscription series of six new plays, re-imagined classics, and musicals to over 100,000 patrons in San Diego County and Southern California. In their Arts Innovation Fund project, they created Theatre Without Walls (WoW), a site-specific initiative designed to remove the physical limits of typical performance venues by immersing audiences in theatrical work in a variety of community settings.
EmcArts is pleased to announce that Winston-Salem, NC and Providence, RI have been selected as the two pilot sites for the Community Innovation Labs.