Beck Center for the Arts, located in the western Cleveland, OH suburb of Lakewood, presents a variety of plays and musicals on two stages and offers more than 200 classes, lessons and programs in the arts. They entered the Innovation Lab process with the goal of finding inventive ways to broaden and deepen their community connections.
Our newest animated video explains how Alternate ROOTS went about re-assessing some of their long-held beliefs about membership.
What happens when the usual tools of problem solving aren’t enough to address your organization’s issues? These two groups found that truly complex challenges require a different kind of approach.
Our organization, which centers on sustaining resilient communities, is now turning to an emphasis on story. How can storytelling help us evolve our approach to creating relevant programming?
By opening the doors of their costume and prop shop to the local community, Center Theatre Group developed new partnerships and explored new ways to connect the craft of theatre with daily lives.
In this interview, Jesse Ehrensaft-Hawley and I talk about how GAP reframed their revenue strategy and invested in change capital to help them stay sustainable in the long-term.
This is my story of how I turned a longtime practice of visual art into a powerful tool for organizational change at Alternate ROOTS.
Springboard for the Arts responds to our August topic about adaptive boards with an awesome photo essay. They rock!
The City of Roanoke’s “Parks and Arts” program commissions visual art activities and performances that reinvigorate local city parks and connect residents with art experiences in their own neighborhoods.
The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation (JCNI) and the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture developed a land use plan in the Diamond Neighborhoods that aims to unify a diverse community around art and empower residents by involving them directly in the plan’s visioning process.
The Wallkill River School, a nonprofit artists’ cooperative based in Montgomery, has been working on an initiative to develop programs that would mutually benefit farmers and artists.
What does it mean to be an organization run by artists? How do our creative skills show up in our work?
BAM planned and piloted programs for their new facility, BAM Fisher, to connect with Brooklyn’s creative community.
By “going lean,” nonprofits use an cyclical, feedback-focused development process to use limited resources more effectively.
Fourth Arts Block is exploring complex challenges around three themes – scope, capacity, and constituency.