The Lab is an 18-month process in three phases.
In phase 1, EmcArts works with the local partners to customize key elements of the Lab design to the local context, clarify the focus of the Lab, engage local artists, and recruit larger groups of Lab members, who represent the social diversity of the system relative to the stated challenge.
Phase 2 is comprised of four Intensive Workshops, occurring between October 2017 and April 2018, for a core group of 40-50 Lab participants. Additional community gatherings may be held in order to engage a larger cross-section of local stakeholders and influencers.
Phase 3 supports up to three cross-sector working groups that emerge from Phase 2 to foster their emerging arts-based strategies, maintaining momentum and pivoting towards testing strategies in action.