EmcArts is pleased to announce that our Community Innovation Labs program has been selected to receive a grant of $1.5 million from the Kresge Foundation.
Dilan Alvarado and Jose Navarro-Robles at AS220 Youth in Providence produced this photo essay documenting the second Providence workshop, Looking for Leverage.
In the Community Innovation Lab pilot sites of Winston-Salem, NC and Providence, RI, we commissioned local photographers to produce original art in the form of photo essays. This photo essay by Dilan Alvarado and Jose Navarro-Robles from AS220 Youth in Providence documents the first Providence workshop on Seeing Local Systems.
In the Community Innovation Lab pilot sites of Winston-Salem, NC and Providence, RI, we commissioned local photographers to produce original art in the form of photo essays. This second photo essay by Christine Rucker from Winston-Salem documents “Looking for Leverage,” the second Lab workshop.
In the Community Innovation Lab pilot sites of Winston-Salem, NC and Providence, RI, we commissioned local photographers to produce original art in the form of photo essays. This photo essay by Christine Rucker from Winston-Salem captures and documents the first Lab workshop on Seeing the System.
This is the fifth post in a series that chronicles the journey of the Community Innovation Labs from conception to design through piloting. This post documents our process, strategies, and takeaways from rooting the Labs locally in Winston-Salem and Providence, and announces our six selected local artist and facilitation partners.
Read about ALACI Cohort 1’s seminar with Edgar Schein on organizational culture, and why it’s an important aspect of facilitating adaptive leadership and change.
This post is the second in a series of four by Peter Bradley, Executive Director of the Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska, which is an organization participating in EmcArts’ New Pathways and Incubating Innovation Alaska program.
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.