Corporate Art Brief

Keep informed about the most innovative and transformative  corporate art collections and art programs  in the workplace.

From the Corporate Art Brief about CERN art program. Cosmic Song, by Serge Moro. This work of art is a cosmic ray detector embedded in the floor of the Visitors entrance – Building 33. It lights up with the constant rain of cosmic ray particles from outer space as visitors stand on the sculpture.

The true value of art lies in its ability to transform.

Art has the ability to profoundly change the nature of our living and working environment. Art has caused revolutions, it has transformed entire societies, it has changed the way people live, work, and think. It transforms people, companies, societies, beliefs, …………. everything.

Art moves you, opens you up, gives you different ways of viewing the world. We all react both consciously and unconsciously to the world that surrounds us and in which we live and work,

We’ve often ignored this unique quality of art, while talking about the “safer” benefits of art in the workplace and non-traditional spaces – and some of these benefits have been recognized and become universally accepted..

Art has been touted as a benefit to business and in helping to persuade stockholders that it generates additional sales and profitability – that it creates a more pleasant work environment — that it is doing something for the community — that it is helping the image or “brand” of the company. ………..but while these benefits do exist — they are less important than the real impact of art and its ability to transform

The realization of the transformative power of art and creativity has been recognized and is part of a development that has been growing over the last 20 years. Now it has become a veritable avalanche of innovative projects, partnerships, and programs that are helping to transform our relationship with art and our world

Introducing the Corporate Art Briefs

The new Corporate Art Briefs will keep you informed about the most innovative and effecive art programs in the workplace and other non-traditional spaces – programs that have been changing the way companies are doing business and interacting with their employees and communities.

Corporate Art Briefs are briefing documents that give you an overview and key information about an art collection or art program in the workplace, or non-traditional spaces.

Featured will be such innovative programs as

CERN’s artist in residence programs that are a marriage between art and science. In these ground-breaking programs, artists of all disciplines work as artists in residence at the laboratory, where they can both be inspired by the science and inspire the scientists to make new discoveries. In this way the technology that explores the fundamental secrets of the universe can be a new force for human creativity.

The Constitution Court Art Collection in South Africa demonstrates how art and human rights overlap and reinforce each other. It is this that unites art and justice and according to US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,

Humanity, by Joseph Ndlovu, 1995, fiber

“The building design expresses high hope for, and abiding faith in a united and democratic South Africa able to take its rightful place as a soverign state in the family of nations.. The Constitution, Court building and artwork share an animating theme: Everyone has inherent dignity and the right to have their dignity respected and protected. The art displayed in the Court is a perfect match for the buildings design. it is the most vibrant collection I have seen in any courthouse in the world” – US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In the fields of healing and health, the positive results and effects of art have been nothing short of astonishing. The innovative visual arts program of the Montefiore Medical Center in Queens is integrated into the daily activity of the hospital, fostering a life-affirming, restorative and supportive environment to serve the patients, their families, caregivers, students, faculty and the community.

These types of programs are the subjects of the Corporate Art Briefs — programs developed through partnerships, and collaborations around the world — and through these programs, new ways of living and working are emerging.

Each art brief gives an overview of an art collection or innovative art program.

Every week on Monday, you can begin your week with two new Corporate Art Briefs that give you the key information about an art collection or art program in the workplace, or non-traditional spaces. Each Brief is 2-3 pages long and provides the most important details about an art collection.

Two new briefs are issued every week and delivered to you by email on Mondays.


See the sample Corporate Art Brief for CERN here:





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As a subscriber to the Corporate Art Briefs, you will also automatically receive any of our new special reports about the corporate art world or art in the workplace. See the available reports here.   You will also receive an automatic notification whenever a new article appears on the CorporateArtBrief website

As a additional bonus option for your subscription, you can also receive the latest version of the International Directory of Corporate Art Collections for an additional $20 (a $125 value).  In continuous publication since 1983, the Directory has become the key reference to the world of art in the workplace and is still the only comprehensive source of information for corporate art collecting around the world.

The 500 page pdf has Information on nearly 700 companies and businesses around the world that are buying or commissioning art, exhibiting art in their workplace or other non-traditional spaces, that are creating artist-in-residence programs, sponsoring, and partnering with artists to create new ways to bring art into communities and people’s lives.


An annual subscription to Corporate Art Briefs is only $59.95 — that means you will receive over 100 corporate art briefs for less than $ 0.60 each !

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