Announcing New Pathways | Charlotte!


EmcArts, alongside the Foundation for the Carolinas, proudly announces the launch of New Pathways for Arts & Culture | Charlotte, a three-year program geared to strengthen ten of Charlotte’s most distinctive cultural organizations by investing in adaptive change efforts. Learn more here!

The program in Charlotte showcases the full extent of the New Pathways program design, which aims to build adaptive capacity among participating individuals and organizations as well as across the local arts and culture sector while sharing learning from the program with the field as a whole.

Specific components include:

  • A sequence of six workshops and four participant-led Innovation Forums
  • On-site Coaching for up to five organizations, with a $5,000 micro-grant to support experimentation
  • A year-long, individually facilitated “deep dive” process for each organization to incubate a specific, larger-scale innovation initiative, with a $40,000 prototyping grant
  • The opportunity to apply for capital grants from a multi-million-dollar innovation fund, held by the Foundation for the Carolinas, to support the scaling of those projects which bear the possibility of long-term, transformative impacts
  • Documentation of the learning process, to be used by participating organizations and shared with the wider field

Through this program the following ten organizations will learn about building financial and adaptive leadership capacity through group workshops, forums, coaching, individual organizational facilitation, and tiered capital investment:

Stay tuned here on ArtsFwd for updates on the exciting work being done by these organizations as they move through the New Pathways program!

Maura Cuffie is a new New Yorker committed to understanding and exploring change processes in various forms. Her work at EmcArts involves managing the place-based New Pathways programs, which build adaptive capacity in arts & culture organizations.