An in-depth case study documenting the successes of Latino New South, a collaborative innovation between Levine Museum of New South, the Atlanta History Center, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. These three organizations entered EmcArts Innovation Lab for Museums with the intention of making their programs and institutions more resonant with, and responsive to, the fast-growing Latino communities in their respective cities.
With the goal of redefining roles and division of labor in arts organizations, ICE created a new organizational structure in which ensemble members act as “Artist Partners” who lead and manage the organization. This new structure eliminates traditional silos between artistic and management functions, strengthens curatorial capacity, gives ensemble members more decision-making power, and supports creativity.
In this podcast, Jeffrey Lependorf and Monica Valenzuela explore the unique challenges facing arts development organizations, especially as they navigate the responsibility of serving other organizations and constituents while making their own work visible.
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.
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.
Geva Theatre Center embarked on a Patron/Playwright Experiment to catalyze direct, personal relationships between their patrons, playwrights, and staff.
Cleveland Public Theatre and members of the Latino community formed Teatro Publico de Cleveland, an amateur ensemble theater company that created space for meaningful dialogue and new, powerful performances.
In order to invigorate their renewed vision of service and community partnerships, San Francisco Symphony developed Community of Music Makers, a platform of activities designed to support, encourage and sustain amateur music-making by adults in the Bay Area.
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.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company’s recent “Connectivity” strategy is an example of how an organization’s founding motivations and culture can evolve over time to encourage innovation.
An underutilized theater, The Jones, becomes the testing ground for new nontraditional ways of using technology and engaging audiences for Denver’s largest professional theatre company.
BAM planned and piloted programs for their new facility, BAM Fisher, to connect with Brooklyn’s creative community.
Working together, Casita Maria and Dancing in the Streets are investigating the artistic legacy of the South Bronx.