Rhonda Schaller and Esmilda Abreu
School of Continuing Education and Professional Studies
The Mindfulness Collaboratory is curious about the role of contemplative practices, mindfulness, and creative self-care on aiding focus, positive uplift, and resilience for the benefit of artists and arts leaders.
We look at contemplative practices, including mindfulness and meditation, sitting and walking practices, and formal and informal expressions of self-awareness to aid artists and arts leaders in reimagining self and practice, business and audience during COVID. We met with eight groups of artists and cultural leaders throughout the United States over the course of two years to seed communities of practice and measured the impact of these engagements on flourishing and well-being.