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EmcArts Invites Proposals From Performing Arts Organizations for Innovation Lab Program

Deadline: August 9, 2012

With support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, EmcArts, a nonprofit provider of innovation services to the arts sector, has announced that it will continue its Innovation Lab for the Performing Arts, an immersion program for arts groups to incubate organizational innovations.

EmcArts will deliver two more rounds of the program, in 2012 and 2013.

Proposals are now being accepted for round seven of the lab. Eligible organizations are producing and presenting organizations (including college-based presenters) in theater, dance, and jazz. Applications from more than one organization to explore a partnership, collaborative venture, or merger are also welcome. Up to three organizations will be chosen to participate in round seven. (The request for proposals for round eight will be announced in the fall of 2012.)

The lab is a twelve-month program that helps performing arts organizations incubate and test innovative strategies to address major adaptive challenges. The program is designed to provide participating organizations with space, time, and resources to explore and accelerate the design and testing of new organizational change strategies for which they are both ready and committed, with the purpose of addressing specific adaptive challenges and providing a set of compelling “prototypes” for the future.

During the twelve-month program, EmcArts facilitators will work with teams of staff, artists, board leaders, and others from participating organizations. The lab includes individual coaching, group facilitation, an intensive retreat with specialized faculty, and a variety of extended support systems tailored to the needs of each organization.

Visit the EmcArts Web site for complete program information and application procedures.

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Link to Complete RFP

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