Support EmcArts & ArtsFwd!

ArtsFwd. Next practices for arts leaders. An EmcArts intiative.

Here at EmcArts, we pride ourselves on the work that we do to build adaptive capacity and make innovation possible! We know that it makes a difference for organizations and can be transformative in turbulent times. Whether you’ve been a participant in one of our programs, a convening partner, or a reader of ArtsFwd, we hope you recognize this as well.

Much of the critical research, learning, and storytelling work that we do, however, is not covered by our program budgets, and requires additional support. If you find these programs, tools, webinars, articles, and blog posts to be valuable in your work, we ask you to consider lending us your support to make sure they keep going strong. Thank you!

Option 1: Make a Donation

Your contribution in any amount supports us as we work with you – the people, organizations and communities advancing the arts and social sectors – to take on your most complex challenges, and to raise up the value of adaptive change in our field. Click on the button below to make donation:

Option 2: Share Your Story

One of the things that makes ArtsFwd special is the diversity of voices that contribute to the dialogue that takes place on these pages. We’re always looking for new voices and new perspectives, so if you have a story to share about engaging with complexity and adaptive change (whether in an EmcArts program or in another context), we want to hear it. It could even end up featured as an article on ArtsFwd!

If you’re not sure what to say, consider these questions:

  • What is the complex challenge you were addressing?
  • What existing assumptions did you question along the way?
  • How did you experiment and test possible solutions to the challenge?
  • What was the outcome of the process?

Feel free to share your story in the comments section below, or write to us at We look forward to hearing from you!

ArtsFwd is an online community of arts and culture leaders committed to doing things differently in their organizations in order to stay relevant and vital in a changing world.