Artists and Creators Hold a Special Place in Our Lives
Artists and creators have very slight distinction in the general description; Artists are people majorly concerned with wide range of activities linked to creation, and display of creative works referred to as art. Creators on the other hand, are individuals exploring their knowledge and talents to originate items or ideas. There are different types of Arts depending on the end product, these include fine art and crafts, decorative art and applied arts. Artists can in some instance be considered creator since they introduce new creative ideas in their works, which in most cases present varied effects in the lives of many, therefore artists and creators are correlated and work hand in hand. Considering the ideas presented by the works of art and creations, many have found attractive means of presenting information, resolving issues as well as using the ideas as societal attachments to create directions in lifestyle. The role of artists and creators in our daily life can be measured in consideration of the end product of their presented works (Landry et al, 1993).
Since early 1980s, arts and creative activity became increasingly considered in the urban revival projects in developed nations such as Britain, Major Cities seeking lasting economic rebuilding solutions as well as upgrading traditional manufacturing industry. Following after experiences of the United States of American and European, Britain embarked on artistic development approaches. These approaches were reinforced through publication of the Policy papers formulated to considerably institute the arts sector (Myerscough, 1998).
Direct high end expenditure on arts is a major contribution on the expenditure in other related divisions of the economy which otherwise generate wealth and employment opportunities enhancing growth and development in the infrastructure and thus attracting investors and the general population (Myerscough, 1998). Major financial divisions in the world’s economy such as the World Bank and the European Commission has acknowledged the creative industry as a major force in the fast growing global economy since through art, there has been notable cost effective wealth establishment as well as invisible exports in form of performances (Antal, 2009), creating major income earning activities within the economy.
In the Social context, creations and arts have presented much profitable outcomes as they give communities cultural identity and pride of their own making. Some have acted as sources of taboos and beliefs and enhanced light interactions and interrelation among communities. In certain presentation of ideas in the form of arts and creations, much attention has been drawn to the various aspects of our lives such as addition of value to conservation of the environment for example. This has been achieved through invention of creative decorated buildings and infrastructural designs. Arts have special effects that go beyond the artifacts and their presentations have constant influence directly affecting the lives of people (Landry et al, 1993).
In broader spectrum, Arts and creations are the major sources of socially important leisure activities; they enlighten individuals and enhance growth in thinking, psychological and social comfort and improvement in sensitivity (Landry et al, 1993). These attachments have brought about rise in art and cultural institutions which have contributed largely in the improving life standards of many. These deep attachments developed through love of an artist or a specific creator has led to engaging most people in emulation and involvement in their most favorite forms of art following in the shoes of their most adored artists and creators. Through art, innovations have brought in establishment of social organizations such as amateur art theatres, media and creative art. The expansion of the arts industries have contributed to significant economic effects, such as creation of job opportunities; works of art and creative outcomes have their independent markets such as Gallery auditions and museums which provide room for viable investment in the creative arts sector transforming into diverse growth in several other relative economic sectors (Antal, 2009).
Artistic literature has greatly influenced the personal attributes and leadership skills of many leaders across the world. Some of the works have philosophical elements, created by scholars who have experimented with a variety of arts in their administration courses; others are motivational and in essence give inspiration to leaders to act according to the anticipated skills reflected within the works of creative art. In turn, creative art has majorly contributed to the changes in the models of management within organizations (Antal, 2009). Various studies have revealed that arts have the potential to tackle basic issues within organizations and strengthen the interventions presented in improving quality. However, these artistic publications may be faced with risk of formation of propaganda around the trend hence motivational literature may be conveyed into organizations plainly or under unsuitable circumstances, leading to disappointment and sarcasm when problems come up and high hopes broken. Leadership and Organizations are implanted in a socio-economic and ordinary environment that is affected by performance and production. Through art we identify the fact that persons within an organization are social beings who also have activities and relations in the immediate socio-economic and natural environment thus incorporation of the out of work activities to rejuvenate and enlighten workers on their capabilities (Antal, 2009). This influences the organization in scores of ways such identifying insight of value. Materialization of a substantial amount of ways to encourage innovation and organizational education, in reaction to changes in society in the past, artistic involvement is considered to prompt the education process. These developments are usually unique since the arts industry is usually seen as quite diverse from business and administration.
Nevertheless, apart from influencing the lives of people positively, arts could also negatively impact the lives of people (Antal, 2009). For instance graffiti is deemed dangerous, illegal, irresponsible, and an enhancement of gang activity. The graffiti artists do not seek permission from owners to draw on their property. Moreover, such artists facilitate criminal and gang actions. For instance, if the artists seek to draw on the territory of a rival gang, the rival gang could take it as insolence and they engage in war that could end up destroying the property of people or even killings. Some of the signs of art have also been attributed to road accidents for causing confusion and distraction of drivers.
Effects of artists and creators are to some extent inevitable within the society. Promotion of arts within the society has major effects in the day to day running of the life including vital advantages such as; enhancing societal cohesion, improving community image and self-confidence, reducing vices within the society, promoting environmental conservation; development of infrastructure and the entire economy through promotion of Good partnership among the divisions of the economy, supporting self-reliance and rights as well as reviewing the visions of our future (Landry et al, 1996). Works of arts and creative ideas commonly changes our perception, raises our esteem and energy, improves our creative thinking and gives us urge to learn thus enhancing deep attachments to the creators and the artists. We tend to emulate the lifestyle of our most adored artists and creators. Most expansions in various sectors of our economy and culture are largely attributed to major milestones made within the artistic developments and creations. Our lives at large are pegged on the lives of our favorite artists and creators thus influencing how we carry ourselves and interact within the society. Conclusively therefore, Artists and creators hold a special place in our lives.
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