We are a not-for-profit service agency that designs and facilitates programs to support individuals, organizations, and communities on their journey to becoming highly adaptive. Learn more.

We envision a time when participating in art is recognized as lying at the core of human potential.
EmcArts is dedicated to advancing a resilient not-for-profit sector that can make this vision a daily reality.




Now Accepting Proposals: Two Rounds of the Innovation Lab

We are pleased to partner again with the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to deliver two final rounds of our immersion programs: the Innovation Lab for the Performing Arts, and the Innovation Lab for Arts Development Agencies

Proposals will be accepted through Friday, May 30, 2014. For more information, please download the full press release and RFPs below, or contact Liz Dreyer, National Programs Manager, at ldreyer@emcarts.org.

Download the Press Release.

Download the RFP for Round 9 of the Innovation Lab for the Performing Arts.

Download the RFP for Round 2 of the Innovation Lab for Arts Development Agencies.


Innovation Lab for the Performing Arts:
Case Studies in Innovation and Adaptive Capacity

Two in-depth case studies on Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Denver Center Theatre Company reflect on the productive messiness of adaptive change in practice.
Download the case studies.


EmcArts 2013: Year in Review

2013 was a period of tremendous growth and discovery for EmcArts. In this report, we share where we’ve been and what we’ve learned.
Download the full report.