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The case for the creative arts

The case for the creative arts

Coulson-Thomas, Colin (2017) The case for the creative arts. In: 2017 Dubai Global Convention for Excellence and Innovation, 18th-20th April 2017, Al Ameera Hall, Hotel The Grand Hyatt, Dubai, UAE.

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The creative arts help to define our humanity. They are undergoing a revolution. Digital technologies are creating new opportunities for engagement and involvement. They are opening up new arenas for innovation and entrepreneurship. They are democratizing enjoyment of the arts and participation in the arts. More people can now find their voice and express their creativity. Channels of communication have become more open, inclusive and participative. We have more ways of being creative, connecting with others, and sharing our creativity than any generation in history.

The creative arts can enrich both working and leisure activities. They are ripe for enterprise and social entrepreneurship. They also reach beyond practitioners. They embrace the audiences, followers and exhibition visitors who enjoy their work at home or in the community.

Collaboration with creative artists can unleash energy and ignite thinking. Creative artists in residence and creative arts activities can stimulate imagination, innovation and entrepreneurship across work groups, communities and organisations. The creative arts can also address social issues. They offer participation and self-employment as an alternative to boredom, delinquency and crime. They provide scope for philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship.

The creative arts are relatively sustainable. Compared with repetitive and rule-based tasks which can be automated, unstructured creative activities are also more resistant to replacement by technology. Education and involvement in the creative arts can enhance, enable, enrich and empower. It can stimulate the creativity and commitment that leads to successful innovation and entrepreneurship.

A position paper to support a plenary presentation at the 2017 Dubai Global Convention for Excellence and Innovation. The citation is: Coulson-Thomas, Colin (2017), The Case for the Creative Arts [Position Paper No. 1/17], Peterborough, Adaptation

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Additional Information: A position paper published by Adaptation to support a plenary presentation by Prof. Colin Coulson-Thomas at the 2017 Dubai Global Convention for Excellence and Innovation. The convention was organised by the Institute of Directors, India and held from 18th to 20th April 2017, at Hotel The Grand Hyatt in Dubai, UAE. The citation is: Coulson-Thomas, Colin (2017), The Case for the Creative Arts [Position Paper No. 1/17], Peterborough, Adaptation
Uncontrolled Keywords: The Creative Arts, Role of the Creative Arts, Uses of the Creative Arts, Digital technologies, Contemporary Creative Arts,Externalities,Addressing social issues and inclusion,Reaching excluded groups, Falling barriers to entry, The Creative Arts and sustainability, The Creative Arts and employment and entrepreneurship, Breaking down barriers, Democratization of the Creative Arts,Changing values and expectations, Desire for active involvement, Overcoming the urban-rural divide, Creativity and the nature of humanity,'New Leadership' and performance support, Education and the Creative Arts
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Leadership & Organisational Behaviour Research Group (LOB)
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