Corporate arts-based learning draws on the arts as a pathway to explore non-art topics such as leadership, change, and innovation in business

We cannot find all the answers to our challenges in the world of the rational, logical, and scientific. Consequently, the arts are emerging as a role model for business to adopt. Through art, we can make it safe to ask the deeper questions that lead to the emotional truth about a situation.

The goal of arts-based learning is to create immersive learning experiences to help leaders and teams gain new insights and perspectives about business challenges — to open your mind, re-kindle your imagination, solve problems with creative resilience and approach the future with optimism.

Experience the power of Arts-based workshops, trainings, and facilitation

I’m Linda Naiman and I’ve been pioneering corporate arts-based learning for over 20 years. I’ll help you and your employees unlock hidden potential by leveraging the power of art.

Studies in neuroscience show that engaging with art:

  • Strengthens neural pathways: Building new connections between different brain regions, boosting creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking. (Kourtzi & DiCarlo, 2006)
  • Reduces stress and anxiety: Lowering cortisol levels and promoting relaxation, enabling teams to collaborate more effectively and navigate complexity with confidence. (Davis et al., 2010)
  • Improves empathy and communication: By tapping into emotional intelligence, arts-based learning fosters stronger team dynamics and deeper understanding across diverse perspectives. (Zunstein, 2008)

In my experience as a trainer and facilitator:

  • Art making helps us quiet the mind and put us in touch with our inner wisdom. The art making process takes people out of the realm of analytical thinking and into the realm of silence, reverie, and heightened awareness.
  • Art creates a bonding experience that facilitates collaboration and accelerates the ability get to the heart of a problem. Drawing or painting images illustrates how differently we see things, and helps us appreciate that many points of view contribute to the whole. Images externalize the unconscious and make tacit knowledge visible.
  • Arts-based activities can be used strategically to create safety, build trust, find shared values, and shift perceptions. Combining right-brain imagination with left-brain logic and analysis increases the capacity for breakthrough ideas and insights that lead to success.

Learn how to use art as a catalyst

  • Ignite Imagination: Break free from conventional thinking and unlock creative potential to tackle business challenges with fresh perspectives.
  • Foster Collaboration: Create a safe space for diverse viewpoints, leading to innovative solutions and stronger team dynamics.
  • Navigate Complexity: Learn to embrace ambiguity and navigate complexity with confidence, using art as a tool for critical reflection and reframing problems.
  • Inspire Innovation: Cultivate a culture of innovation by encouraging risk-taking, experimentation, and learning through doing.
  • Promote Well-being: Experience the therapeutic benefits of art-making, fostering resilience and well-being in the face of organizational challenges.

Each activity is tied to an organizational objective/challenge to stimulate fresh ideas about real-world challenges. The art experience enhances our abilities to think in new and fresh ways about existing reality through critical reflection, reframing, and context shifting.

Through engaging discussions and hands-on artistic activities, our workshops are tailored to address challenges while nurturing personal and professional growth. From strengthening collaborative leadership skills to fostering positive cultural shifts, our art-based learning programs benefit everyone involved.

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Join us in embracing the power of art today. Contact us for a free consultation and discover how art-based learning can unlock your organization’s true potential!

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Clients range from Fortune 500 companies to public sector organizations and non-profits.

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