Collaborative Arts @NEXUS4change 


What we offer: 

Why use art-based collaborative processes and methods? Alongside the shared and participative experience, the art created [drawing, whiteboard animation, 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. 

The Collaborative Arts

Collaborative:  Something being produced by two or more parties working together.  

Art:  The expression or application of creative skill or imagination to create work for beauty and emotional power from skill that is obtained by experience study and observation.

Collaboration + Arts = Change via The Collaborative Arts

The collaborative arts are art-based organizational development and change methods 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: Creating music to build a team and to show what can happen when everyone is working together as one. Music can be arranged, composed and performed collaboratively through the play and use of instruments as the mode of representing the change creating the synergy through the music. 

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

Installation: 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.