Magnolia Learning’s Artist In Residence (AIR) Program brings artists and their studios to your workplace.
Artist - a person who creates art (painting, sculpture, music, or writing) using their creative skills and imagination
Studio – A productive space where artists work. A space where they learn and teach themselves and others. They let go, take risks, get things right, make mistakes and experience new discoveries along the way. Using different tools and techniques and after continuous experimentation and reflection there is the creation of artworks, stories, songs, poems or performances.
Organisations around the world including Facebook, Amazon, and BHP have discovered the benefits of inviting artists to their workplaces. There are the obvious benefits of building creative skills through collaboration and communication however businesses have discovered other benefits. These benefits have included: reducing stress, increasing productivity, enhancing morale, and broadening employee appreciation of the creative arts both professionally and personally.
This is done formally and informally as artists interact in different ways within different workplaces. Through creative collaborations the artists learn more about the workplace from the employees and the employees learn from the artists. Magnolia Learning connects female artists with workplaces, oversees the collaborations and highlights the learning and benefits for all stakeholders.
Drew Bennett from Facebook found that an arts-based residence program was “an exercise in art as communication, in art as demonstrating how creative endeavors can be beneficial to a company's employees as well as to the overall workplace environment.”
Our artists, through our residence program, will work with your organisation in a range of ways. They will • be available to informally talk with your staff through out the residency about their creative practice • share insights into creativity, collaboration and communication through talks and demonstrations • offer creative breaks to staff through short workshops before work, lunch time or after work This is just the start. Arts-based learning activities offer multiple opportunities to engage staff and build skills. Please contact us for more details.
We have developed a Corporate Workplace Artist-In-Residence Program with consulting support, where we support your staff in ways that allows them to take a more proactive and creative approach to their professional development.
By working with us on their annual staff performance reviews we help in the preparation for important regular meetings with their Development Leaders. The Annual Review Process consulting sessions work alongside the Artist-in-Residence program.
This website project is funded by The Mill House Ventures, in partnership with SERVICE ONE Alliance Bank, University of Canberra and Canberra Innovation Network. The Mill House Ventures Catalyst 2020 Canberra Region Impact Grant aims to strengthen Social Enterprises by matching Professional Service providers to Social Enterprise ventures trading for purpose in the Canberra region.