EmcArts is delighted to announce that three Canadian organizations, participants in New Pathways | Edmonton, have been selected to move forward into Incubating Innovation, a program that supports organizations in exploring, testing and prototyping new strategies for increased public impact and value.
The Francis Winspear Centre for Music | Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival, and Theatre Alberta will all receive innovation grants and coaching support to strengthen their organizational innovation capacities. Incubating Innovation provides frameworks to advance a creative and adaptive response to complex challenges that nonprofit organizations often face.
For the last year, New Pathways | Edmonton has been providing, at no cost to the cohort of twenty participating organizations, workshops, consultation and coaching, as well as a variety of learning tools and resources to capture practices and reinforce lessons about innovation. The New Pathways approach moves away from traditional strategies of technical assistance, which support the improvement of existing organizational strategies, to adaptive assistance that accelerates the adoption of “next practices” for the organizations and the field. New Pathways also integrates a learning and action cohort model, where participating organizations connect and learn from each other.
We congratulate the following organizations that have been selected to take part in Incubating Innovation, and look forward to the progress they’ll make on their organizational complex challenges.
- Francis Winspear Centre for Music | Edmonton Symphony Orchestra will challenge the orchestral art form and its presentation styles to become relevant and connected to Edmonton and our communities.
- Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival will foster an appreciation and understanding for families to invest in an authentic arts experience by creating a unique and accessible event.
- Theatre Alberta will design a more relevant membership and service model.
Read more about our New Pathways program here.