EmcArts assists a wide range of creative enterprises in the nonprofit arts and cultural field.
Read what just a few of our partners have to say about our work:
"...The innovation framework and tools developed through [the Arts Innovation Fund] and EmcArts introduced a new level of thinking and solution-oriented problem solving that will be utilized by the organization in the future...The amount of learning and change that occurred over the last three years has been dramatic, and we feel confident in saying that the Museum would have been in a very different place had it not undertaken this project. For this reason, we wish to fully endorse the ongoing efforts of this fund to encourage innovation within the arts field..." —Japanese American National Museum
"It’s amazing how much we have accomplished in such a short time, and it was a hugely valuable team-building exercise as well. We’re honored to be part of the Lab." — Sara Billmann, Director of Marketing and Communications, University Musical Society
"...the Lab work was instrumental in helping us to chart a strategic course for our work in electronic media. The opportunity to break away from the day to day pressures to build and articulate a common vision, and plan, was a critical moment in our strategic planning process. The insightful and professional guidance we received from everyone involved with the Lab helped to facilitate powerful discussions and consensus building among our various constituency groups which included staff, board members, and musicians. It was an incredible experience for our team and has resulted in several key electronic media initiatives." —J. Edward Cambron, Vice President, Marketing and Public Relations, The Philadelphia Orchestra
"The Innovation Lab was the catalyst that made our breakthrough musician-developed Leading from Every Chair® program, a collaboration with FedEx, successful." —Ryan Fleur, President & CEO, Memphis Symphony Orchestra
"...truly a life-changing experience for me. It was very evident from day one that the National Symphony Orchestra could not have made a better choice than inviting EmcArts Richard Evans to guide the nine of us through such a comprehensive, thorough, and intensive look into not only the inner workings of a major orchestra (director, management, Board) but also into ourselves. My expectations for this first week of the National Conducting Institute were far-exceeded in no small part due to his tremendous insight, keen knowledge of professional human and artistic behaviors, and deep-rooted experience in areas of arts management."
—Peter Wilson, Music Director, Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra