As a social enterprise for learning and innovation in the arts, EmcArts Inc. serves as a nonprofit 501(c)3 intermediary for arts funders, and as a service organization for the arts field around adaptive change. EmcArts is recognized as a leading service organization for arts and culture organizations, operating locally in New York City, and across the country in national and regional programs. We work alongside people, organizations, and communities as they take on their most complex challenges. Through our rigorously designed and facilitated workshops, coaching, and intensive labs, we create the space and conditions to test innovative strategies and build cultures that embrace adaptive change. Our practice is deeply influenced by the artistic process, which we believe has a unique power to unlock entrenched beliefs and open up new ways of seeing.
EmcArts’ national and community-based programs are unique in the arts sector in offering practical frameworks and process facilitation for organizations across the country to build adaptive capacity and incubate innovative approaches to complex challenges. Since 2006, teams from over 300 organizations from all artistic disciplines have participated in our adaptive change programs, both in the U.S and in Canada.