EmcArts (www.EmcArts.org) seeks one participant from a team taking part in Chicago’s New Pathways Program with an interest in blogging on ArtsFwd (www.ArtsFwd.org/blog) during the program so that others can learn from their experience and insights. ArtsFwd is an initiative of EmcArts that provides a place for arts leaders to share and learn about innovation and adaptive capacities in the arts.

Guest Blogger will be expected to contribute posts of 500 to 750 words after each of the six workshops.  Applicant must be one of 3 to 4 team members planning to attend all workshops.  Posts should briefly summarize and respond to the main ideas from the workshop, synthesize across workshops, and share real world examples of how the learning is being applied in participant’s organization. Guest Bloggers will also be expected to monitor comments on their posts and respond as appropriate.  Posts will be edited in collaboration with the EmcArts staff.

This is an opportunity to contribute to a significant resource for arts practitioners, funders, arts management students, arts academics, bloggers, funders, policy makers, innovation experts and other users. EmcArts is a leading authority on organizational innovation in the arts, yet we remain curious, open and encouraging of exploration of new ideas. With ArtsFwd, are seeking to cultivate a community of contributors and users who share these characteristics. Our overall aim is to move the dialogue about the vital importance of innovation and adaptive capacity from the margins to the center of discourse about the future of our field.

All participants are encouraged to apply, including new hires, managers, associates, executives, board members, community members, and outsiders.

Guest Bloggers will be paid as freelancers at a rate of $50 per post.

Workshop dates:

  • June 26, 2012 – Workshop #1 – The Roots of Innovation
  • September 11, 2012 – Workshop #2 – Frameworks for Innovative Practice
  • October 30, 2012 – Workshop #3 – The Engine of Innovation: Team Selection and Dynamics
  • January 15, 2013 – Workshop #4 – Building the Capacity to Innovate
  • March 12, 2013 – Workshop #5 – Resourcing Innovation
  • May 14, 2013 – Workshop #6 – Institutionalizing Innovation: Enrolling Others to Innovations

To apply:

  • Please send a brief statement that describes your interest in the role (250 words), a bio and/or resume, and a relevant writing sample (optional) to Karina Mangu-Ward, kmangu-ward@emcarts.org.

Application Deadline

  • June 18, 2012 by 11:59pm EST