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What Improv Can Teach Your Team About Creativity And Collaboration
Dec 05, 2013 0 Comments
We knew any presentation by actors from The Second City, Chicago's world-famous improvisation troupe, would be funny. But who knew we would walk away with key insights into creating a collaborative work environment?   Yet that's...
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What Jazz Can Teach Business About Innovation
Nov 21, 2013 0 Comments
In a recent episode of Boardwalk Empire, Chalky White’s wife was angry because he took his son to play with Jazz musicians at his nightclub.  She feared that it would upset the order of his classical training.   Traditionally...
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Ovation Partners with the President's Committee on the Arts & Humanities and Americans for the Arts for the 2013 innOVATION Grants Award Program
Aug 28, 2013 0 Comments
Ovation, America’s only arts network, has partnered with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) and Americans for the Arts to introduce the second annual innOVATION Grant Awards Program, which will officially...
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Theatre Arts Education Programs Create Innovative Thinkers and Workers
Aug 15, 2013 0 Comments
A little over a year ago, National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) announced the launch of Impact Creativity, a three-year, $5 million effort to secure the funding of education programs at our 19 theatres. Together, these theatres...
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Fulbright Scholar and Professor of Management "Performs" Change
Aug 02, 2013 0 Comments
Associate Professor of Management at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Dr. Steven Taylor, has received a Fulbright Award to contribute his expertise in what he has coined as “organizational aesthetics,” by helping Massey University...
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The Arts are Definitely Good for Business
Apr 29, 2013 0 Comments
Final article in a three-part series on the value of nonprofit arts and culture organizations to local governments.   In previous articles published in the January/February and March 2013 PM magazines, I wrote about how nonprofit...
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Design Thinking Needed in Collaborative Workplace
Mar 07, 2013 0 Comments
Fostering and managing innovation is a continuous challenge for businesses. To meet this challenge it is critical to build a workplace culture that supports failure as an inevitability on the path to innovation. Artists and designers...
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What Innovators Can Learn from Artists
Jan 31, 2013 0 Comments
Andy Warhol knew it all along: “Good business is the best art.” And lately, a number of business thinkers and leaders have begun to embrace the arts, not as an escapist notion, a parallel world after office hours, or a creative...
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Does Business Need the Arts to Be Innovative?
Jan 24, 2013 0 Comments
Elysabeth Alfano of the Huffington Post poses the question: As businesses struggle to remain on top and come out with products that corner and change the market place, where does this innovation comes from? Is it simply that...
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The Art of Innovation Gets Even More Artful
Jan 02, 2013 0 Comments
A recent post on the Fast Company blog Co.Design explores the 20 Tech Trends that Will Define 2013.   Frog design company executive editor, Reena Jana, predicts that artists will have an even larger role in innovation. Reena...
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How Poetry Can Help Your Business
Dec 04, 2012 0 Comments
Harvard Business Review recentLy published a piece entitled The Benefits of Poetry for Professionals. From creativity, to empathy, to simplifying complexity, reading and writing poetry can help business people succeed in the...
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MFAs Instead of MBAs? Artists in the Business World
Jul 05, 2012 0 Comments
So, an artist walks into an office…   I know, it sounds like the start of a bad joke. But many artists start their careers or support themselves by taking “day jobs.”  Andy Warhol worked in advertising. Modest Mussorgsky was...
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Getting Strategic With Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
May 21, 2012 0 Comments
Karen Zinn, Principal, KZB Advisors, speaks about her experience as a business volunteer with Philadelphia's Magic Gardens after being matched with the organization through Philadelphia Arts & Business Council's Business Volunteers...
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Arts: The Mother of Invention
May 03, 2012 0 Comments
Every morning, I turn on the treadmill, tune into the Today Show and run until I bank 150 calories to earn a glass of Chardonnay at the end of the day.   Matt Lauer and the NBC crew are usually just eye candy and background...
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