To our ArtsFwd readers: I am delighted to present to you Somewhere Becoming Rain: Adaptive Change is the Future of … Continue reading
Written by Richard Evans, January 2017, revised August 2017 As a concluding activity to the eight years of national Innovation … Continue reading
International Contemporary Ensemble, also known as ICE, presented an incredible 50 world premieres at the Mostly Mozart festival in 2016 … Continue reading
Having recently completed EmcArts’ Arts Leaders as Cultural Innovators (ALACI) Fellowship, I jumped at the chance to reflect on my … Continue reading
Part 2: Implications & Connections What are the adaptive muscles needed to respond nimbly and efficiently to complex challenges? Instilling … Continue reading
Context In 2014, I was working at Pillsbury House + Theatre in Minneapolis, MN, when we were selected to participate … Continue reading
Vicki Stroich, Executive Director of Alberta Theatre Projects (Alberta, Canada), has a piece of counterintuitive advice for fundraisers in the … Continue reading
Recognizing the limitations of its traditional business model, the Anchorage Concert Association (ACA) undertook a radical shift in direction. It moved from presenting art to facilitating community transformation through art. After undergoing training in “civic arts practice”, ACA staff, board and artists experimented with new and unexpected community partnerships. Focused on its long-term resilience, ACA also made several key internal changes to embed this new experimental mindset into the “DNA” of the organization.
What began as a clever solution to a rehearsal space shortage has inspired a new ethos for creative development. When … Continue reading
Change is always in the air, it seems, and I’m especially thankful for the change toward blooming flowers now beginning … Continue reading
Both a museum and an archaeological repository, the Alutiiq Museum designed and tested three experiments in interactive programming to reach a new audience that they believed was curious about Alutiiq culture, but not currently visiting the Museum.
The journey of Teatro Publico de Cleveland (TPC) is about generosity, learning, trust and the desire to connect in spite of challenges. … Continue reading
Alberta Theatre Projects, Downstage, and Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre have been selected to move forward into Incubating Innovation, a program that supports organizations in designing and prototyping new strategies for increased public impact and value.
. . . The small group I was in spent time discussing the suggestion that we “come together to dismantle and kill ideas.” Like how some carnivores work in packs to bring down big animals, we would collaborate to tackle our biggest challenges . . .
In this interview, Lee Ann Norman and Eric Booth discuss the global El Sistema movement, which is the basis of his new book Playing for Their Lives: The Global El Sistema Movement for Social Change Through Music (W.W. Norton & Company, 2016).
In this Op-Ed, Jamie Gamble introduces the field of developmental evaluation, which combines creative and critical thinking in order to evaluate innovative programs and prototypes in uncertain and dynamic conditions.