Site-specific Storytelling: La Jolla Playhouse’s Theatre Without Walls

La Jolla Playhouse offers an annual subscription series of six new plays, re-imagined classics, and musicals to over 100,000 patrons in San Diego County and Southern California. In their Arts Innovation Fund project, they created Theatre Without Walls (WoW), a site-specific initiative designed to remove the physical limits of typical performance venues by immersing audiences in theatrical work in a variety of community settings.

Lessons from the Field: Case Study on Latino New South

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.


A large multidisciplinary arts organization uses its knowledge and skills to develop a new program meant to train the business community by using the arts as a vehicle to stimulate leadership, creativity and innovation.

The Lobby Project

Discover how a multi-arts presenting organization on a major academic campus developed a new comprehensive approach to linking live and virtual spaces, engaging patrons and providing multiple entry points for the public.

The Teen Action Club

Willing to break down the barriers of class, culture and ethnicity, a Brooklyn-based dance company designs a teen program meant to give them a platform for achieving their personal best.

HERE: On Demand

A cutting-edged organization develops a robust interactive media platform to promote interaction among artists and audiences and involve artists more effectively in communicating about their work.


A provocative and socially committed theatre company focuses on alternative programming in order to achieve financial stability without compromising its strong mission.

New Media Initiative

A New York-based “theater of social investigation” combines artistic approach with social media to engage new audiences and develop artistic content.

The Cultural Investor Program (CIP)

A producing organization develops a system of patronage through a combination of online and live events and drives patrons to engage with the artists’ creative processes.

A New Identity

A key provider in Connecticut’s arts education landscape overcomes its challenges and develops new paradigm for moving forward with innovative projects.