Introducing: Community Change through the Arts
Two new capacity-building programs from EmcArts
- The training was one of the best, if not the best trainings that I have attended. I have continued to have “aha!” moments and utilize the framework, especially the quadrants [Cynefin] in everyday community development.
- I thought the Workshop was brilliant and insightful! Rarely do we take time out of our day to think about systems and how we can or do inter-relate in this systems-based approach. Our group actually achieved some traction on the idea of integrating arts and culture into distressed areas of our city and so now I even have a few more resources to follow up on.
- The process by which everyone around the table came to understanding around a single purpose - it was a struggle at first, but the struggle may sometimes be needed to get to a place of mutual understanding.
- I’m excited to use these workshop activities and analysis tools in the process of developing stellar arts-based responses to community challenges.
What to Read Next…
Community Innovation Labs
Using the arts to foster trust among stakeholders from different sectors and collaboratively develop responses to a complex social challenge.
Community Innovation Lab | Inclusive Economies: Indianapolis, IN
This is the third round of EmcArts' Community Innovation Labs and focuses on Inclusive Economies.
GIA Reader Article: The Artistry of Systemic Change
Authored by Richard Evans and Eric Booth, this article in the GIA Reader (Vol 28, No. 3, Fall 2017) documents what we have learned so far from our Community Innovation Labs about the role artists can play in community change efforts.