This is the last of a series of three Working Open posts about Center Stage’s learning journey through EmcArts’ Innovation Lab for Performing Arts Organizations.
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.
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.
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.
An in-depth case study documenting the successes of COCABiz, a program of the Center for Creative Arts that supports the business community in St. Louis, Missouri with integration of artistic practices.
EmcArts is committing to a “working open” approach and sharing learning about innovation projects in real-time. Last week, we held our first Community Call with a group of arts leaders interested in exploring these ideas together.
How can the arts and culture field learn from the values of the Open Web movement? We’re committing to a “working open” approach and sharing learning about innovation projects in real-time.
Geva Theatre Center embarked on a Patron/Playwright Experiment to catalyze direct, personal relationships between their patrons, playwrights, and staff.
Participating organizations will design and prototype innovation initiatives and tackle field-wide challenges in the Innovation Labs for the Performing Arts and Arts Development Agencies.
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.
Are you a performing arts or arts service organization seeking a new, strategic response to a complex challenge? Apply to the Innovation Lab by May 30.
The Innovation Lab for the Performing Arts helped Northrop realize a collaborative model with interdisciplinary university partners.
The Innovation Lab for the Performing Arts allowed Redmoon to develop a collaborative system that strengthens relationships with community partners.
The Innovation Lab grantees took some “island time” to develop shared strategies before moving ahead to the prototyping process.
ArtsFwd asks the Innovation Lab grantees: What is one major “a-ha!” moment your team experienced during the retreat?