Collaborative Arts @NEXUS4change 


The Collaborative Arts Family

The collaborative arts are art-based organizational development and change methods and approaches used to facilitate change with lasting impact. The collaborative arts are divided into six domains:  

Visual:  Creating a visual representation of dialogue that shows the conversations in words or images through paintings, drawings, graphs, charts, photographs or videos. A visual artifact is created to represent the change.

Music:  Listening to or co-creating music to build a team, experience synergy, take the 'temperature' of a room; and to show what can happen when everyone is working together as one. Music can be arranged, composed, or performed collaboratively with or without instruments as a mode of representing the desired change and creating an experience of synergy through music. 

Theatre:  Acting or performing out organizational insights, issues, or problems through role playing or improvisation, where the acting out of the issues can spotlight them to show the impact on an organization. 

Tactile:  Creating art that has dimension to the and can be moved and viewed from all angles that is created to represent a change initiative, whether it being a prototype or outcome from an issue. 

Dance:  Creating movement of the body to music or a rhythm being created from the group that connects or provides dialogue around the change. 

Storytelling:  Creating an environment where a person can tell a story around a topic and provide insight to the listeners of the story. The stories told provide a common ground or connection point that brings everyone together.  

Why use art-based collaborative processes and methods? Alongside the shared and participative experience, the art created [graphic recording, piece of music, theatrical sketch etc.] can often be used as an artifact for conversation, decoration, or even as a way of providing entertainment. We offer:

Collaborative Arts Event Design & Supports

We offer Event Designs that are build on leveraging Design Teams representative of your audience and participants to focus your purpose and desired outcomes for a collaborative engagement. Our toolkit includes musical engagements, graphic recording and facilitation, playback theatre as well as planning supports, evaluation, and logistics supports that goes beyond templates, checklists and formulas for collaborative engagements from 1-3 hours to 1-3 days. The focus is on a facilitated experience of synergy that engages your audience without pricey gimmicks.

Graphic Recording & Facilitation

Onsite and online graphic recording and facilitation services include traditional note taking, and even audio and video recording are limited in communicating the big picture, key points and emerging ideas.  Graphic recording captures those key points and ideas in imagery and words that provide a visual representation of the important conversations that have taken place. Graphic recording/ facilitation services can be provided in person on site or remotely digital formats online to give you: 

Digital Animation

NEXUS4change offers digital animation services where key points and ideas are presented in a digital formats to tell a story around your important and pertinent conversation to make meaningful moments matter. Digital animations can also communicate at times cumbersome information such as survey results in an interesting, innovative and memorable manner.

Musical Engagement

Using CircleSong, Drum Cafe, and related approaches, NEXUS4change facilitators engage your organization to share a tangible experience of synergy as they create, compose, and improvise to uncover new connections and collaborations.