This third post in our Community Innovation Labs blog series lifts up learnings and recommendations from our pilot identification process, which generated 92 inquiries from 71 communities across the country. Read the post to learn about how we approached site visits and shortlisted two pilot cities.
Here’s the second post chronicling EmcArts’ Community Innovation Labs program, from conception to design through piloting. This post documents our three Innovation Team meetings, which explored questions about artistic practice and community partnerships, surfaced assumptions and innovation strategies, and helped us develop a new Labs framework and design.
Here’s the origin story and inspiration behind EmcArts’ new Community Innovation Labs program, which will pilot in two U.S communities in 2015. Community Innovation Labs is a new approach to solving tough social challenges by bringing together a diverse, cross-sector group of stakeholders, and deeply integrating artists and artistic experiences into rigorously designed and facilitated change processes.
Community Innovation Labs offer the opportunity for the cultural sector to play a vital role in community change, using artistic practices to build a shared vision, explore new possibilities, and advance adaptive solutions.
New Pathways, a training and immersion program for non-profit organizations that want to learn more about innovative strategies for problem solving, is expanding into Canada.
This is my story of how I turned a longtime practice of visual art into a powerful tool for organizational change at Alternate ROOTS.
This is one facilitator’s perspective on the power of a visual metaphor to help a group gain clarity during difficult change work.
How did Denver Center Theatre Company apply Off-Center’s Curation model to its mainstage programming?
The National Trust for Historic Preservation reflects on their journey through the Innovation Lab for Museums.
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.
Fourth Arts Block is exploring complex challenges around three themes – scope, capacity, and constituency.
NYFA has identified two complex organizational challenges relating to the growth of its technology and professional development programs.
The Denver Center Theatre Company’s prototyping test kitchen reflects on Season 2 and prepares to apply their learning to a mainstage production.
The Innovation Lab grantees took some “island time” to develop shared strategies before moving ahead to the prototyping process.