Is the creative process a private activity or does our community play a role? In this episode we’ll look at several ways that our community can act as a creative support structure.
It can be easy to regard a creative person as an autonomous art generation machine that runs all by itself using nothing but inspiration and personal dreams as fuel. But, humans are not designed to function best in isolation. We can probably get away with it for a time, but I would suggest that the result is far less optimal than what we might achieve if we maintain strong connections with people in our community. The fact is that there are functions which others can play in our creative process which our own efforts will be insufficient to produce in the same way.
So let’s look at some of the ways our creative process can benefit from connection to community
We’ll look at:
- The Autonomous Artist Myth
- The Danger of Discouragement
- The Danger of Becoming Myopic
- The Need for Error Correction in Creative Planning
- The Actual Cost of the Creative Life
- The Traits of Good Creative Counselors
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