T12 – Creativity Skills


Creativity is important for artists because it’s the foundation of the artistic process. It allows you to unlock your artistic potential and generate original ideas by making connections between seemingly unrelated concepts and approaching problems in innovative and unexpected ways. 

It is through creativity that you can push boundaries, challenge norms, and create work that is truly unique and impactful. It allows you to express your unique perspective and experiences, to connect with your audiences on a deeper level, and to inspire others through your work. Without it, art can become stagnant and repetitive.

Creative skills can help you be more adaptable and flexible in a constantly changing world, and to find new opportunities for growth and success. These skills are essential for you because they allow you to produce meaningful work and succeed in a highly competitive and rapidly evolving field.

The emphasis of this module is on creativity and how it can be fostered. Specific focus is given on the advantages it has for professionals in the Creative and Cultural Sector (CCS) as it is a vital skill, enabling you as an artist to innovate, think across disciplines, adapt to changing circumstances, engage audiences, and collaborate effectively in order to create innovative and impactful works of art.

The module also proposes some techniques and approaches that contribute to the development of creative skills.

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To learn more


  • “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert 

This book explores the nature of creativity and offers insights on how to harness and cultivate creative inspiration.

  • “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield 

This book delves into the resistance and self-doubt that often comes with pursuing creative work, and offers strategies for overcoming these obstacles.

  • “Creative Confidence” by Tom Kelley and David Kelley 

This book offers a practical guide to building creative confidence and using design thinking to solve problems.

  • “The Creative Habit” by Twyla Tharp

This book offers practical exercises and strategies for cultivating a consistent creative practice.


  • “The Accidental Creative” podcast by Todd Henry 

This podcast offers insights and strategies for overcoming creative blocks and staying productive and inspired.

  • “Creative Pep Talk” podcast by Andy J. Pizza 

This podcast offers inspiration and practical tips for developing and pursuing creative projects.


  • Theory of Creativity by Duncan Wardle | TEDxAUK

Link : https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=investment+theory+of+creativity&docid=603487516939728641&mid=B0FF034A566B54AA3CE7B0FF034A566B54AA3CE7&view=detail&FORM=VIREThe 

  • Can Creativity Be Taught? Sir Ken Robinson

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlBpDggX3iE


  • “Abstract: The Art of Design” documentary series on Netflix 

This series offers an inside look into the creative processes of a variety of designers across different fields.

  • “The Mind, Explained” Netflix series

Season 2, “Creativity” Episode 04

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