Cincy Chic: What is Artigo Cincinnati?
Ellen Muse-Lindeman, Executive Director of the Kennedy Arts Center: Artigo Cincinnati is a social enterprise operated by the Kennedy Heights Arts Center, a well-respected and experiences arts organization in Cincinnati. Artigo offers hands-on, creative team building experiences for groups. Each experience has been crafted to activate high performing teams by building collaboration, encouraging creativity and promoting diversity…no artistic knowledge is required! Everyone has creativity inside and our professional artists make it fun and easy to find.
Cincy Chic: What is the inspiration behind Artigo?
Muse-Lindeman: For over 15 years, the Kennedy Heights Arts Center has been partnering with artists to provide collaborative projects that bring diverse people together and build community through the arts. Over the years, we have heard from our participants that these experiences have gone deeper than surface level and truly created a deep connection between people that overcame differences. This innovative program borrows from proven employee engagement strategies in the corporate world and pairs it with authentic cultural art practices to create a unique and impactful experience that delivers results.
Cincy Chic: When is Artigo set to launch?
Muse-Lindeman: Artigo is a new company just set to launch in Greater Cincinnati in Fall 2020. We have spent the last 18 months developing and testing the arts experiences, conducting pilot events and focus groups and building our brand. We are taking bookings now!
Cincy Chic: How many different experiences will Artigo offer for clients?
Muse-Lindeman: Clients may choose form six signature arts experiences in visual arts, music or movement, led by professional artist. All of the artists at Artigo hold a very impressive resume, making Artigo truly one-of-a-kind. Each experience ranges from 1 to 3 hours and can be a stand-alone event or part of a full day training or conference.
Cincy Chic: Where are your events held?
Muse-Lindeman: Events are held in our modern facility centrally located in Cincinnati at 6620 Montgomery Road. We offer catering services, integrated audiovisual system, plenty of free parking and handicapped access with capacity up to 100 guests at our facility.
Cincy Chic: Who is the target audience for Artigo?
Muse-Lindeman: Artigo is specifically designed to meet the needs of corporate and nonprofit teams but can adapt to other types of groups. Artigo experiences are suitable for participants of all ages and abilities. Our staff can work with you to determine the best activities for your organization.
Cincy Chic: What is your favorite part about Artigo?
Muse-Lindeman: My favorite thing about Artigo is seeing the participants’ creativity and collaboration. I have personally observed how the art and activities help participants better understand themselves and each other and leave them feeling bonded. I also love working alongside each of the incredible artists, they are truly rock stars.
Cincy Chic: What does the future hold for Artigo?
Muse-Lindeman: Although we currently offer six experiences, we intend to continue to create more arts experiences allowing companies to choose new experiences for years to come. I believe Artigo will grow and impact the way people interpret the power of art and creativity in the workplace.