ArtsFwd is an initiative of EmcArts, a nonprofit service agency that works alongside people, organizations, and communities as they take on their most complex challenges.

The ArtsFwd team is led by EmcArts staff member Karina Mangu-Ward, Director of Activating Innovation.

Key contributors include EmcArts staff and associates, ArtsFwd Blogging Fellows and guest bloggers, as well as our commenters, followers, fans, and participants in EmcArts’ programs.

To contact us:

Karina Mangu-Ward
Director of Activating Innovation
212-362-8541 ex 29

To contact other EmcArts staff, visit the Team page on

Previous ArtsFwd team members active since the site’s launch in 2011 include Kendra Danowski, former ArtsFwd Editor & Engagement Coordinator, and Piama Habibullah, former Online Producer & Communications Manager.

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