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Announcement Opening a New Chapter for EmcArts!

EmcArts and the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) are excited to announce an important new partnership to serve artists and arts organizations as leading contributors to healthy American communities.

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September 12, 2018 – Announcing a New Chapter for EmcArts
EmcArts and the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) are excited to announce an important new partnership to serve artists and arts organizations as leading contributors to healthy American communities.

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August 23, 2018 – Participants Announced for Staging Change | Toronto
With great pleasure and excitement, EmcArts announces the cohort of fourteen Toronto-based performing arts organizations that have been accepted into Stage 1 of Staging Change, the latest version of The George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation’s multi-year strategic funding program in the Performing Arts. The cohort for Stage 1, comprised of companies, festivals, educational institutions, and a service provider, represent the vast richness of Toronto’s performing arts sector in terms of discipline and size.

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July 23, 2018 – New Pathways | Charlotte Enters Phase 2
Having completed a workshop series on the roots of innovation, the participating organizations in New Pathways | Charlotte are about to enter the exciting second phase of the program! For five organizations, this will consist of organizational coaching designed to further explore adaptive change and carry out "small experiments with radical intent." The other five organizations will be embarking on Incubating Innovation, a “deep dive” process to incubate a large-scale adaptive strategy.

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Jun 27, 2018 – Host Cities Announced for Community Change Workshops
EmcArts is delighted to announce the first three host communities for our two new workshop programs in pursuing community change through the arts. The Arts in Complex Community Change series, which provides capacity-building support for arts organizations and community-based agencies, will be taking place in Waterville, ME. The Artists as Change Agents within Complexity series, which focuses on how change efforts in conditions of social complexity can be re-imagined as artistic processes, will be taking place in Charlotte, NC and Chattanooga, TN.

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May 25, 2018 – New Pathways | Charlotte Hosts Innovation Forum
The Forum marked the end of the first phase of the New Pathways program, a six-workshop series on innovation in the arts and culture sector. Cross-organizational collaboration was a central topic of discussion, centered around the question: How might we radically rethink the ways different aspects of our organizations are structured, to operate on a collaborative – rather than independent or competitive – basis?

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ArtsFwd Toolkit On Adaptive Capacity and Resilience

EmcArts President Richard Evans explains the eight capacities that contribute to nonprofit cultural organizations attaining a condition of resilience.