Cultural Diversity Training
I did a previous blog post with video on dance as part of cultural diversity. This time, I’m going to suggest another element that is just as effective in cultural diversity training in terms of getting people exposed to different cultures and hopefully bringing down some barriers between people. This other element is one of my favourites which is art.
As you know, many different cultures have different cultural art styles. Artists from different cultures use art as a way to express life from their own unique culture’s point of view.
Art Represents Life In Cultures
For example, the Inuit artists from the Arctic north in Canada often depict scenes in their drawings that show typical hunting and family experiences. These drawings show us what Inuit life is like.
Sometimes in cultural art, we can see some real imagination as artists attempt to visualize scenes and characters from legends and religious beliefs. Pacific northwest native art is a great example of cultural art which emphasizes a lot of interesting characters from native legends.
Sometimes art will show important or significant monuments, buildings, landscapes or communities located in foreign lands. An example would be the pyramids down in Chitzen Itza, Mexico or a beach scene from the Caribbean.
Overall Effect In Cultural Diversity Training
The overall effect of cultural art in terms of cultural diversity training is to get people to start appreciating other cultures via the artwork. Once interested in the art, people may become more interested in learning more about other aspects of different cultures and this can include languages, history and travel.
Being more exposed to diversity will in turn help develop better skills useful in diverse environments both socially and in business. All of this can start from a simple piece of artwork.
Special Cultural Diversity Art Video
In a very special episode of Motivational WebTV, I take you for a personal tour of some of the cultural artwork I have in my own personal collection at home. See this at Art In Cultural Diversity.