- What is Organizational Innovation? – Richard Evans, Artsfwd.org
- The Case for a New Incubator Model – Devon Smith
- Not Rocket Science: A Roadmap for Arts and Cultural R&D – Hasan Bakhshi, Radhika Desai and Alan Freeman
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT 2014 FELLOW TEAM
Grants Management Associate
Assistant Research Specialist, Lawrence Hall of Science
Operations & Sp.Events Manager, Headlands Center for the Arts
Education & Public Programs Assistant, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
2013/14 Fellowship Project
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.
INTERVIEWS Conversations with movers and shakers working with and thinking about incubators in the creative sector.
FORUM Our thoughts and reflections on current issues and events related to the work of arts incubators. Chime in to join the conversation!
RESOURCES A clearinghouse for relevant research, writing and tools, as well as a database of currently operating creative incubators.