We are honored and proud to have a global community of organizations in the OF/BY/FOR ALL Change Network who are committed to building a more inclusive world. The best part is - it’s growing.
Today we heartily welcome 17 new organizations into the Second Wave (scroll down for the full list).
Beginning April 15, these Second Wave organizations will join the original First Wave organizations in the Change Network. With these organizations joining, the Change Network now represents 19 museums, 6 community centers, 3 libraries, 3 performing arts centers, 3 parks, 2 arts councils, and 1 health center. We span nine countries and ten time zones. Together, we will experiment with new ways of working, set specific goals for community involvement, and support each other in achieving them.
We’ve learned so much from the First Wave, whose intensive six-month pilot just concluded last week. And we still have a lot to learn. So we decided to test out some new technology tools and curriculum design with a new group of organizations as quickly as possible. We needed organizations that were ready to dive in, experiment, and get messy with us right away so that we can continue fine-tuning our tools and curriculum. For that reason, this Second Wave is entirely made up of organizations from the waitlist for the First Wave.
When will the next open wave come? We hope this new technology platform we are using for the Second Wave will be able to scale to welcome many more organizations. Once we know that the tools are working, we hope to open up the Change Network so any organization can join at anytime, anywhere. If the tools need more work, we may slow down and launch another pilot wave. But either way, we feel confident that we will open up an application process for new spots in the Change Network before the end of 2019. We strive to effectively empower you - and many, many organizations around the world - to successfully become of, by, and for the communities that matter most to you.
Here are the mighty and dynamic organizations of the Second Wave:
Museum of Work & Culture in Woonsocket, RI, USA
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, FL, USA
Minnesota Children’s Museum in St. Paul and Rochester, MN, USA
Friends of Santa Cruz County Parks in Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Epping Forest District Museum in Waltham Abbey, England, UK
2 Museos, Bellas Artes y MAC in Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Claremore Museum of History in Claremore, OK, USA
National Justice Museum in Nottingham, England, UK
Filament Theatre in Chicago, IL, USA
Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum in Jackson, WY, USA
Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery in Carlisle, England, UK
Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY, USA
Rotorua Arts Village Trust in Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand
Centre of Democracy in Adelaide, SA, Australia
Nevada County Arts Council in Nevada City, CA, USA
Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, ON, Canada
Capital E in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand
We couldn’t be more thrilled to work with organizations who are ready to lead the charge in community involvement. We expect to learn even more from the Second Wave, and we look forward to sharing more updates with you in the weeks and months to come.
Get ready for new stories and voices from the Change Network!