La Jolla Playhouse offers an annual subscription series of six new plays, re-imagined classics, and musicals to over 100,000 patrons in San Diego County and Southern California. In their Arts Innovation Fund project, they created Theatre Without Walls (WoW), a site-specific initiative designed to remove the physical limits of typical performance venues by immersing audiences in theatrical work in a variety of community settings.
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.
Featuring Alternate ROOTS, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, and The Theater Offensive, this rich and rigorous publication examines the contours, possibilities and limitations of adaptive change for three arts and social justice organizations in our Labs.
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.
An in-depth case study documenting the successes of COCABiz, a program of the Center for Creative Arts that supports the business community in St. Louis, Missouri with integration of artistic practices.
Geva Theatre Center embarked on a Patron/Playwright Experiment to catalyze direct, personal relationships between their patrons, playwrights, and staff.
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.
Springboard for the Arts responds to our August topic about adaptive boards with an awesome photo essay. They rock!
What does it mean to be an organization run by artists? How do our creative skills show up in our work?
We took a moment to dig into the ArtsFwd archives and revisit four posts from the past two years that focus on the artistic process.
In this interview, theater writer/director Young Jean Lee reflects on her approach to making new plays and building the best trap for her audience.
Public Access Design is a rapid response design clinic that provides community social justice organizations with grass-roots organizing tools.
OurGoods undertook capacity-building initiatives to attract new users, match the diversity of barter requests, and improve its website.