Innovation Week, May 10-14
Be sure to keep an eye on the CultureSource Calendar for upcoming events and convenings.
About Innovation Week
Innovation Week, May 10-14, focuses on making the tension of uncertainty productive and generative. The past year of crises have been difficult, and through this week of ideas, we aim to help peers avoid traditional planning and programming practices, and instead, imagine new futures and structure adaptive processes for realizing them.
On Demand Workshops: The Practice of Adaptive Change, with EMCArts
Monday, May 10 (release date)
EmcArts presents three opportunities to explore the nature of organization change through a series of online learning modules with frameworks and exercises for engaging practices of innovation. Each module takes 40 minutes or less and can be accessed on demand for a limited time.
Sharing Series: How Do I Do That?
Daily, May 11-13 // 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
To navigate the pandemic, cultural organizations have had to experiment, prototype, and sometimes fail, to advance their work. Across three brief How Do I Do That? sessions, local organizations that received funding for arts innovation share progress updates their own work as learning lessons. Session presenters: Michigan Opera Theatre, Young Nation, Accent Pontiac, Heritage Works, Detroit Historical Society, and Design Core Detroit. Presented in collaboration with the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the Covid-19 Arts and Creative Community Assistance Fund. Presented in collaboration with the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the Covid-19 Arts and Creative Community Assistance Fund
Digital Essay: Black Futures
Wednesday, May 12 (release date)
Black Futures by Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham is an imaginative volume of Blackness with words and images that model liberation we are excited to see characterize the future. This text inspires us, and we have commissioned regional artists and leaders to share reflections in a digital publication we will post during Innovation Week.
Drop-In Office Hours: Arts, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Lab
Friday, May 14 // 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Reflect on the week and get organization development insights and entrepreneurship resources from our official partner, the Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Lab at Indiana University, a National Endowment for the Arts Research Lab that conducts transdisciplinary research designed to be integrated into contemporary arts practice.