Community Innovation Lab | Dallas is part of the second round of EmcArts’ Community Innovation Labs program, which addresses tough social challenges in … Continue reading
This post builds on other resources available on ArtsFwd. First, my post from earlier this month explores why developmental evaluation … Continue reading
At its core, evaluation is about learning. Learning can be defined as knowledge that supports one’s capacity to address emerging … Continue reading
A note from EmcArts’ Program Manager, Maura Cuffie: In the last 10 months, we’ve spent many hours on planes from … Continue reading
Developmental evaluation mixes the critical thinking typical of evaluation with the creative thinking necessary for innovation. Previously, Jamie Gamble 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
EmcArts is proud to present our next series of public webinars: How do we lead, now? A four-part webinar series on … 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.