A preliminary exploration of frameworks for building artists’ resilience

Daniel, Ryan, and Johnstone, Robert (2017) A preliminary exploration of frameworks for building artists’ resilience. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, 3 (3). pp. 89-104.

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It is well known in the literature that artists face particular challenges when attempting to establish a viable and sustainable career in the creative industries. Given extant research points to the precariousness of careers in the creative and performing arts, the capacity to be resilient, confident and determined appears to play a major influence on the extent to which graduates are successful. While the concept of resilience, for example, is well understood and taught in such areas as teacher training, it has received virtually no research attention or focus in the area of the creative and performing arts. This paper contextualises these various issues, argues the need for new research, and proposes that higher education providers should revisit their curricula in order to place a greater emphasis on the mental strength that graduates will require as they transition towards a career in the creative industries.

Item ID: 51563
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2201-1323
Keywords: artists, creative industries, resilience, professional wellbeing, tertiary education
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2017 02:39
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education @ 50%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420313 Mental health services @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing @ 50%
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