EmcArts is delighted to announce that three Canadian organizations, participants in New Pathways for the Arts | Calgary, have been selected to move forward into Incubating Innovation, a program that supports organizations in designing and prototyping new strategies for increased public impact and value.
Alberta Theatre Projects, Downstage, and Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre will all receive prototyping grants and coaching support as they work to generate, research and test a specific new response to a complex challenge facing the organization.
For the last two years, New Pathways | Calgary has been providing, at no cost to the cohort of thirteen participating organizations, workshops, consultation and coaching, as well as a variety of learning tools and resources to capture practices and reinforce lessons about innovation. The New Pathways approach moves away from traditional strategies of technical assistance, which support the improvement of existing organizational strategies, to adaptive assistance that accelerates the adoption of “next practices” for the organizations and the field. New Pathways | Calgary aims to leave a lasting legacy by integrating a learning and action cohort model, where participating organizations connect and learn from each other, and by training a group of local consultants—New Pathways Fellows—to deliver adaptive coaching work in Calgary in the future.