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Keep up with the most recent news and announcements at EmcArts

Publication Release Somewhere Becoming Rain: Adaptive Change is the Future of the Arts

Read about learnings from the EmcArts' national Innovation Labs in the Arts program... and the future beyond it.

Jan 12, 2018 – Community Innovation Lab | Dallas Concludes
On December 6th, the conveners and participants in the Dallas Community Innovation Lab gathered together to celebrate the conclusion of the Lab, and to share the exciting work that they’ve been engaged in through the Lab process. Follow the link below for a photo essay documenting the exciting work of the Lab, which is set to continue past the official conclusion of the program.

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Dec 14, 2017 – Announcing New Pathways | Charlotte
EmcArts, alongside the Foundation for the Carolinas, proudly announces the launch of New Pathways for Arts & Culture | Charlotte, a three-year program geared to strengthen ten of Charlotte’s most distinctive cultural organizations by investing in adaptive change efforts.

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Oct 15, 2017 – New Article in the GIA Reader on the Role of Artists in Community Change
The article, The Artistry of Systemic Change: New Roles Emerging for Teaching Artists – New Ways to Accomplish Social Change is written by Richard Evans, our President, along with pioneering teaching artist Eric Booth. It documents what we have learned so far from our Community Innovation Labs about the role artists can play in community change efforts, as well as outlining five human capabilities that we have found to be central to both social change and the artistic process.

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Oct 12, 2017 – New Pathways | Houston Selects Eight Arts Organizations to Participate in Coaching and Incubating Innovation
EmcArts is delighted to announce the eight arts organizations moving forward into the second phase of New Pathways for the Arts | Houston within two tracks of engagement, On-Site Organizational Coaching and Incubating Innovation. The eight organizations are: Dance Source Houston, Houston Chamber Choir, Inprint, Musiqa, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO), DiverseWorks, Fresh Arts, and Writers in the Schools.

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June 7, 2017 – Presenting How do we lead, now? A webinar series on Adaptive Leadership within Organizational Change presented by EmcArts
This fall 2017, EmcArts is proud to present our four-part webinar series, "How do we lead, now?" focused on Adaptive Leadership within Organizational Change. Ideal for individuals and leaders within organizations in the arts and cultural sector interested in organizational innovation, this series comes after positive feedback and continued demand for affordable and accessible ways to experience EmcArts' approach. This series offers a framework and shared language to ground your work and help to navigate challenges which you might face within your organization.

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May 2, 2017 – New Pathways | Alaska Capital Grant Funding Announced
The Anchorage Concert Association, Perseverance Theatre, the Alutiiq Museum, and the Island Institute have been awarded Capital Grant funding totally $227,595 through New Pathways | Alaska, a multi-phase program aimed at fostering innovation and adaptive change in the Alaskan arts and culture field. 

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ArtsFwd Toolkit On Adaptive Capacity and Resilience

EmcArts President Richard Evans shares the seven capacities articulated during the January 2017 National Innovation Labs for the Arts Convening.