The incubator model offers an R&D tool for the arts and cultural sector, both as a source for new research and as a springboard for emerging organizations, business practices, and artists in a sector oft-characterized as struggling with sustainability. We propose that arts incubators are worthy of research, both as an edification tool for the sector and as a potential source of new ideas and practices such that arts and cultural organizations can become more adaptive and sustainable, better foster innovation, and embrace risk-taking and failure as essential steps in the art-making process. To this end we are creating “IN.CU.BATE,” a curated online guide that explores what arts incubators are, why they may be important to the sector, and what other organizations can learn from them.
Emerging Arts Professionals/SFBA is a network focused on empowerment, leadership, and growth of next generation arts and culture workers in the San Francisco Bay Area through knowledge sharing, learning opportunities, and partnerships. By supporting today’s emerging models and mindsets, we hope to generate a path for individuals’ meaningful and sustainable work and to stimulate a vibrant, integrated, and evolving arts and culture sector.
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