Inspired by the arts, driven by a world in transition, EmcArts creates the space and conditions for our partners to take on their most complex challenges.Free Online Resources
- 2,500 individual leaders trained across the U.S. and Canada to question assumptions and embrace change
- 250 cultural organizations with innovative new strategies to engage audiences, generate revenue, and create value
- Stronger adaptive capacity in dozens of communities through our silo-busting workshops, coaching, and labs
- Publication Somewhere Becoming Rain: Adaptive Change is the Future of the Arts
The Artistry of Systemic Change
Read an article by Richard Evans and Eric Booth in the GIA Reader about how artistic capabilities are critical elements of community change.
- Photo Essays Telling the stories of the Community Innovation Labs
- Case Studies Innovating at the Intersections of Arts and Social Justice
- Program Arts Leaders as Cultural Innovators (ALACI)
I am extremely pleased with the work undertaken with EmcArts. I believe that the implementation of the New Pathways program in Edmonton is the single most important initiative I have undertaken in my 40-year career in the arts. Paul Moulton, Former Executive Director, Edmonton Arts Council
News & Updates
In October of 2019, EmcArts was thrilled to undertake Building the Capacity to Innovate and Adapt with a robust cohort of sixteen diverse arts organizations.
On Adaptive Capacity and Resilience
An article by written by Richard Evans in January 2017, revised January 2020
The Echo Effect: How the Community Innovation Lab in Winston-Salem lives on
Winston-Salem Community Innovation work continues
Announcing a New Chapter for EmcArts!
A new partnership with the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts to serve artists and arts organizations