Sunday, 19 July 2009

Creative Survival

What are the essential ingrediants necessary for creative survival? What are the barriers to creative growth? How can we best support the growth and development of a creative community? At the beginning of 2009, I started research into developing strategies for creative survival. By coaching a range of creatives from different backgrounds, it's been possible to see links between certain disciplines and successful techniques. I'm now writing up my findings as part of my dissertation for my coaching diploma, and can honestly say the whole project has been an exlosive process with some really interesting results!

It's fascinating to look at the common techniques and strategies that really support people in their creative practice. From personal experience, it's amazing what a little bit of simple encouragement can do for the soul. Community, personal support, self-belief and the right environment are all essential to continued creative success and survival. And laughing! Thank you to all the people I've worked with and wishing you luck with your amazing work!

1 comment:

  1. been a pleasure working with you too. looking back on the experience - talking to someone external meant i had to identify and prioritize half-planned projects (even if only in the structure of that particular sentence). This was something with which i had struggled before.
    It was an utterly worthwhile experience and i'm still finding it useful now.