2013 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment
This grant will provide one-time support to EmcArts, Inc.’s inaugural Innovation Summit for the Arts, which will be held from Sunday, October 20, to Wednesday, October 23, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The summit is a three-day event that will bring together leading arts organizations from 15 selected communities, including Chicago, to identify and discuss adaptions and innovations to the changing economic and cultural landscape. The summit is expected to draw up to 225 arts leaders representing 75 teams from across the country.
2012 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment
This grant supports EmcArts, Inc., to offer the New Pathways for the Arts program in Chicago. This grant is intended to change the local dialogue about innovation in the arts by demonstrating what it means in practice. The training program will help professionally managed nonprofit arts organizations learn how to adapt the way in which they operate in today’s economic and cultural environment. The goal is to introduce and apply concepts and tools that will help participating Chicago-based arts organizations address a self-identified organizational challenge and build a community of practice about innovation in the arts in Chicago.
2011 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment
EmcArts is a social enterprise for learning and innovation in the arts. This grant will provide one-time project support to EmcArts, Inc. to design and deliver a day-long presentation and workshop intended to educate MacArthur’s arts grantees about how to adapt the way current nonprofit arts organizations operate in today’s economic and cultural environment. The goal is to introduce and apply concepts and tools that may benefit Chicago-based arts organizations, which are often excluded from national conversations about new ideas and innovation occurring in other parts of the country.