Resources

 

  • Wikipedia page about Art Based Learning
  • Research paper that goes in-depth about the benefits of art based learning. It is mostly focused for the education system but can easily be transferred to the workplace context
  • Study about the value of art based methods in leadership development
  • Study that shows how art enhances performance in the business environment
  • Study about art based learning which shows how it has emerged in business as a widely used approach to enhancing employee skills in areas such as high performance teamwork, change management and intercultural communication, with more than 400 of America’s Fortune 500 companies using artistic skills, processes and experiences to foster creative thinking and strengthen innovation processes
  • Study with graphs showing the efficacy of art based learning on collaboration and innovation
  • Study on the effects on leaders of an art-based leadership intervention. The art-based intervention seems to be more effective in stimulating long-term favorable changes in leaders’ behavior than the conventional program
  • Study by NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) about The Role of the Visual Arts in Enhancing the Learning Process
  • Emerald Group Publishing article writes about how art teaches business the ability to conceptualize and to push beyond the established norms and boundaries. According to the writer ‘another key factor behind the emergence of arts based learning is a growing scepticism about the ability of traditional management education and leadership development to fully address the creative challenges facing today’s managers and leaders.’
  • Carleton University page on the art based learning which mentions a study showing that it promotes creative thinking and problem solving skills, as well as fosters innovative leadership competencies.
  • Psychology Today article outlines many of the recent studies around the fact that creativity is the number 1 skill of the 21st century for the business world
  • Article by IEDC School of Management showing how art can help and inspire better leadership management
  • Article on the Creative Leadership Forum shares research about why arts based learning is the next organisational learning and development frontier
  • Article by Nick Nissley Executive Director at Leadership Development at the Banff Centre about arts-based learning at work: economic downturns, innovation upturns, and the eminent practicality of arts in business
  • This LinkedIn article by CEO of Play Prelude PhD Howard Esbin outlines the value of art based learning in the corporate world 
  • This article by company Creativity at Work explains why arts-based learning for business provides a crucible for creativity, innovation and transformation
  • Strategy + Business Magazine article explains why art is good for business
  • Huffington Post article shows evidence that art integration enhances learning and engagement
  • An interview with Harvey Seifter (Founder – The Art of Science Learning), Jennifer Daniels (Managing Principal – Flying Laboratories LLC), and Wendy Bradley (Sr. Director, Commercial Operations & Strategy – Waters Corporation) talks about what arts-based learning is, how it unlocks innovation, and why it needs to become a key component of corporate culture.
  • This article in PsyPost mentions a research that shows stress-related hormone cortisol lowers significantly after just 45 minutes of art creation
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