Since I'm on this entrepreneurship course with my company this year, I've really really realised a lot of my presumtions were false, and it's helping unpick my notion of what creativity and innovation really are, and undo the dichotomy between 'creative' disciplines and 'uncreative' ones. I find management strategies super interesting, and that is business.
I've known a number of entrepreneurs who consider it a creative act to found and build a business.
PS I like the idea of finding art within a greater opportunity. It is definitely harder to 'quit your day job', or at least it takes far longer. Or maybe we all are just less interested in dying in little garrets in our 30s from consumption.
Such a good thread, pq, useful for at least some of us readers, clarifying.
I'll add the matter of politics within fields. As most on this thread know, I married a playwright and have never been sorry though we divorced after a long while, as we were ok on it fairly soon after - and as of yesterday when he emailed me re our now long ago anniversary. Snort, we got married on the Epiphany, neither of us religious.
Towards the end of our years together he got a nifty job for a city's cultural center; this including choosing all performers, recruiting performers of many sorts, putting on plays, once in a while one of them his own. Those were on occasions sort of political, where he would have people from the city be the actors, and use the actual words of some famous trials as part of the script. These were pretty popular, but I assume also brought touchiness to the city administrators.
That and his gaining in age got him dropped (I think). Younger than me, but still getting older.
So, what exactly? Nice to have some control over what you do get into, some flexability to move.
This book, to help me rid myself of the idea that I am special, to help me see creativity elsewhere. (This is a generation Y thing, I think).
The Pentacle Queen wrote:This book, to help me rid myself of the idea that I am special, to help me see creativity elsewhere. (This is a generation Y thing, I think).