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Democratizing creativity: how Arts/Philosophy can contribute to the question of Arts bias


Rocavert, C, Democratizing creativity: how Arts/Philosophy can contribute to the question of Arts bias, Creativity Research Journal, 28, (3) pp. 229-237. ISSN 1040-0419 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/10400419.2016.1195642


This article critically deconstructs the 21st-century economization and massification of creativity. It extends the discussion of arts bias and the associated ideas that artistic creativity is institutionalized, elitist, and an obstruction to more profitable applications of creativity. A tension is thus highlighted between the historically prevalent domain of art, and newer domains which focus on everyday, functional, organizational and the dark sides of creativity. The aim is to open up a genuine debate about the place of art in modern creativity discourse, and to examine the problematic theme of democratization in creativity as it relates to cultural, economic and industrial issues. A new framework for conceiving creativity in hermeneutics is also suggested, with a view to cohesively and logically balancing the artistic with other domains, and eliminating some of the current problems that render creativity less than it has been regarded in generations past.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:creativity, economization, arts
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Art history, theory and criticism
Research Field:Art history, theory and criticism not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in creative arts and writing studies
UTAS Author:Rocavert, C (Ms Carla Rocavert)
ID Code:118692
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Arts, Law and Education
Deposited On:2017-07-18
Last Modified:2017-10-18

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