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The creativity business – the student’s journey

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On Monday, Tania Azevedo and I entered the ordinary world of Mountview classrooms to bring a call to action for 30+ 3rd year students to go on a mission for a day, and yesterday we did it again with 30 more. There was a general sense of unease in the room when we talked about business plans, and budgets, and a form which needed to be completed by the end of the day. But in the end they stepped forward into the unknown with us, charged with creating a first draft of a business idea which they could take into the real world.

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Birthing New Work

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There’s an immense fragility in making work, for many artists. For others it may appear impossible, and they want to wait for someone to invite them in so they can perform or strut their stuff. My sense is that, nowadays, there is an advantage for any creative who is willing to contemplate birthing their own work.