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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.

Apr 23, 2018 – Staging Change Applications Now Open
On April 23rd, the Metcalf Foundation hosted a public information session about the new Staging Change capacity building program for Toronto performing arts organizations, as well as the parallel Associate Facilitator Training Initiative. Applications for both programs are currently open!

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Mar 22, 2018 – Spring 2018 Webinar Registration Now Open
In our newest webinar series, "Working Out Your Adaptive Muscles," Richard Evans will introduce eight specific capacities organizations can develop to help them embrace adaptive change. Webinars will take place on Wednesdays from 2pm – 3pm ET: May 9, May 16, May 23, June 6, 2018.

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Mar 5, 2018 – Two New Community Workshop Series to Launch in 2018
With generous underwriting support from the Kresge Foundation, EmcArts is offering two new community innovation workshop series: Creative Placemaking in Complex Systems and Artists as Complex Change Agents. Each series is to take place in four locations, with applications from interested host communities due on April 30th.

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Feb 8, 2018 – Announcing Staging Change | Toronto
The George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation and EmcArts announce the launch of Staging Change, a multi-year strategic investment program geared to strengthen Toronto's performing arts organizations by promoting adaptive change efforts.

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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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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.