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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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March 13, 2020 – Building the Capacity to Innovate and Adapt: Philadelphia Workshop Series
Consisting of a set of three pairs of half-day Workshops, this program brought together teams of three to five artistic, board, and staff leaders from each organization to tackle their most complex challenges. In order to recognize the time and effort required for teams to take part, as well as to help underwrite the experimentation that took place before the final pair of Workshops, each organization received a grant totaling $10,000 from Knight Foundation.

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February 27, 2020 – New Pathways | Houston: Project Update
Last month our EmcArts team wrapped up the Workshop component of the ongoing New Pathways | Houston program. This program, generously funded by Houston Endowment, gave us the opportunity to work with Catastrophic Theatre, Fifth Ward CRC, Galveston Historical Foundation, Houston Boychoir, Houston Early Music, Silambam Houston, and The Pilot Dance Project. Over the course of the workshops, the organizations spent time wrestling with issues of engagement, relevancy, and sustainability.

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November 27, 2019 – Equitable Access = Entrepreneurial Success
Each week women entrepreneurs from across Winston-Salem come together as a coworking community at vibrant “pop-up” locations provided by local businesses and organizations that volunteer to repurpose their underutilized space. Those who participate in Womenpreneur Wednesdays, sponsored by HUSTLE Winston-Salem, can seek advice from on-site mentors and access various resources designed to help them achieve success. It’s all about equitable access.

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November 27, 2019 – Staging Change: What’s up in Detroit
Next week our EmcArts team will head back to Detroit for the final gathering in our Staging Change | Detroit workshops with a cohort of theatre groups that always delight us with their willingness to upend the status quo. We last left the Motor City in October as the teams prepared to carry out a series of “small experiments with radical intent (SERIs).”

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June 6, 2019 – The Echo Effect: How the Community Innovation Lab in Winston-Salem lives on
It’s been nearly four years since EmcArts began collaborating with the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts at UNCSA to launch the Winston-Salem Community Innovation Lab. More than three dozen people showed up for the first two-day workshop in the fall of 2015 — a broad and diverse group of government, business, nonprofit and faith leaders alongside artists, educators and community activists. People with power and privilege alongside people without either.

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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.