If you are interested in the intersection of innovation and the arts and want to find out new trends in the arts around the country, do not miss this talk by Richard Evans next Wednesday in Raleigh. This event is presented by City of Raleigh Arts Commission and United Arts of Wake County. As noted on the City’s website,
“Evans will lead an exploration of organizational innovation in the arts and its importance to the sector’s future, given the magnitude and rapid pace of change today. In the process, he will discuss how innovation can be systematized as an organizational discipline – a process of creative thinking and analysis, risk and experimentation – to address the unique challenges presented by this unprecedented new era for the arts. Innovation as practice and discipline has become a trend in the corporate sector due to the successes of companies like Apple, Google and Pixar, among others. Many of its components are also intrinsic to the artistic process – constant ideation followed by experimentation to see what works. Evans’ work brings together concepts from both sectors to create a new model for organizational development in the arts.
Having worked with over 50 arts organizations, of all sizes and disciplines across the country, Evans will also include a report from the field on new trends in the arts.”
The event takes place on Wednesday, September 19 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in the Raleigh City Council Chambers. More info.
“Evans is a nationally‐recognized expert on organizational development and innovation in the arts with more than three decades of experience working with diverse cultural institutions across the U.S. and abroad. He is the president of the nonprofit organization EmcArts, a leading provider of innovation services to the arts and culture sector. EmcArts’ programs support the development and implementation of new mission‐centered strategies by arts organizations of all sizes. The programs range from directly incubating specific innovation projects to programs that foster new thinking and build a culture of innovation across local arts communities. Nationally, EmcArts runs the Innovation Lab for the Performing Arts (supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation), the Innovation Lab for Museums (a collaboration with the American Association of Museums, supported by MetLife Foundation), and the Activating Innovation initiative, a web presence designed to foster dialogue and learning about effective new practices across the arts field. The organization’s community‐based New Pathways for the Arts Initiative has been implemented in Denver, New York City, Saint Louis, San Jose, Chicago and Cincinnati, with more cities to follow in 2013.” (From EmcArts website)
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