We got proof!

The Artist Partners (TAP) interventions are based on a solid basis of case studies on the subject. We have been in contact with the people working inside international organizations which have already successfully tested this type of process and explored the literature in the fields of pedagogy, psychology, organizational sciences and sociology.


In this section, we share a selection of titles from our library, with the aim to expand the general knowledge on the dynamics of the interactions between contemporary arts and organizational contexts.


Le Dimore del Quartetto (Milano, Italy) ledimoredelquartetto.eu

Art-partner (Amstelveen, The Netherlands) art-partner.nl

TILLT (Göteborg, Sweden) tillt.se

CONEXIONES Improbables (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain) conexionesimprobables.es

WZB – Berlin Social Sciences Research Center (Berlin, Germany) wzb.eu

SRH – Hochschule der Populären Künste (Berlin, Germany) hdpk.de

Editorial publications

Carè, D., Paolino C., Smarrelli, M. (2018). Innovare l’impresa con l’arte. Egea

Fusini, N. (2016). Vivere nella tempesta. Einaudi

Schiuma, G. (2011). The Value of Arts for Business. Cambridge University Press

Scharmer Otto, C. (2009). Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges. Berrett-Koehler Publishers


Pistrui, J. (2018). The Future of Human Work is Imagination, Creativity, and Strategy. The Harvard Business Review

Williams, G. (2017). Are Artists the New Interpreters of Scientific Innovation? The New York Times Magazine

Academic literature

Berthoin Antal, A., Debucquet, G. (2019). Artistic interventions in organizations as intercultural relational spaces for identity development. In: Peters, M., Weber, S. (Ed.): Organization and Newness: Discourses and Ecologies of Innovation in the Creative University. Brill, Leiden, pp. 149-166

Berthoin Antal, A., Debucquet, G., Frémeaux, S. (2018). Meaningful work and artistic interventions in organizations: Conceptual development and empirical exploration. Journal of Business Research. Elsevier, New York, NY

Berthoin Antal, A. (2015). Artistic interventions in organizations: beyond the fad. In: Örtenblad, Anders (Ed.). Handbook of research on management ideas and panaceas: adaptation and context. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham; Northampton, MA, pp. 320-337

Berthoin Antal, A. , Nussbaum Bitran, I. (2015). Artistic interventions in organizations: Data reports from multi-stakeholder surveys in Spain 2011-2014. WZB, Berlin

Berthoin Antal, A. (2015). The studio in the firm: a study of four artistic intervention residencies. In: Farías, Ignacio Wilkie, Alex (Ed.): Studio studies: operations, topologies and displacements. Routledge, London; New York, NY, pp. 175-190

Berthoin Antal, A. (2014). When arts enter organizational spaces: implications for organizational learning. In: Berthoin Antal, Ariane Meusburger, Peter, Suarsana, Laura (Ed.): Learning organizations: extending the field. Springer-Verlag, Dordrecht, pp. 177-201

Biehl-Missal, B., Fitzek, H. (2014). Hidden heritage: a Gestalt theoretical approach to the aesthetics of management and organization. Gestalt Theory

Biehl-Missal, B. (2013). ‘And if I don’t want to work like an artist?’ How the study of artistic resistance enriches organizational studies. Ephemera Journal

Berthoin Antal, A., Strauß, A. (2013). Artistic interventions in organisations: finding evidence of values-added. Creative Clash Report: WZB

Berthoin Antal, A. (2011). Managing artistic interventions in organisations: a comparative study of programmes in Europe. Gothenburg: TILLT Europe

Styhre, A., Eriksson, M. (2011). Bring in the arts and get the creativity for free: a study of the Artists in Residence project. Dept. of Project Management, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden

South, J. (2010). The Value of Arts-Based Initiatives. How to combat the recession. Arts & Business Report

Barry, D., Meisiek, S. (2010). Seeing more and seeing differently: sensemaking, mindfulness, and the workarts. Organization Studies

Barry, D. (1994). Making the invisible visible: using analogically-based methods to surface the organizational unconscious. Organizational Development Journal