About us

Get to know our staff, associates, and board.

Our Team
We are highly skilled facilitators, managers and specialists with experience in arts, organizational change management, technology, research and evaluation. Before joining EmcArts, we were leaders of major arts and cultural institutions, independent consultants, and artists ourselves.
Our Associates
Our Board
Our Story
Founded 17 years ago, EmcArts has evolved in three phases that resemble the stages of innovation we see in cultural organizations. In 1999, Richard Evans and John McCann founded Emc.Arts LLC as a consulting firm focused on organizational change. In 2005 we reincorporated as a nonprofit with the aim of systematizing innovation and adaptive change in the arts and culture field. In 2014, EmcArts turned its attention to the social sector, creating the Community Innovation Labs to advance innovative responses to community challenges through the arts.

Learn more about our approach and our our work.

EmcArts is currently seeking a Program Manager for our new office in Winston-Salem, NC, who will be responsible for the design, planning, and implementation of EmcArts programs and activities over the duration of its affiliation with the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts at the UNC School of the Arts (at least three years).

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Photo Credits:
Website photos have been contributed by John Shibley, Christine Rucker, and Ben Evans.