Keyword: creativity

Participatory art projects can be catalysts for developing community

This research was conducted by Seana S. Lowe at the University of Colorado, USA

Summary

Calculating the value of community arts projects is a tricky task. In an attempt to better understand the impact such projects can have on participants, this paper looked in detail at two initiatives that took place …

By | 28 August 2018 |

The creative dividend of diversity

This research was conducted by Silvia Cerisola at Politecnico di Milan, Italy

Summary

This paper reports on the ‘propensity’ of a region to be creative and the socio-economic characteristics affecting the different types of creative specialisation that occur in a location, specialisations such as artistic, scientific and economic. The study uses …

By | 10 August 2018 |

Men tend to be perceived as creative more often than women

This research was conducted by Devon Proudfoot, Aaron C. Kay and Christy Z. Koval at Duke University, USA.

Summary

Even when producing identical outputs, men are perceived as more creative than women, and ‘outside-the-box’ creative thinking is associated with stereotypically masculine characteristics. The study provides a statistical analysis of reactions to …

By | 31 July 2017 |

How learning visual art improves creativity and changes the brain

This research was conducted by Alexander Schlegel and eight others at Dartmouth College, USA and Beijing Normal University, China.

Summary

This study investigated the impact of visual art training on young adults’ behaviour and changes in brain activity. A group of undergraduate students who were given introductory painting or drawing lessons …

By | 17 July 2017 |

Creativity’s genetic similarity to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

This research was conducted by Robert A Power and 24 others at a variety of institutions worldwide

Summary

Based on the theory that some psychiatric disorders and creativity have shared attributes, the authors of this study investigated whether common genetic characteristics that place individuals at risk of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder …

By | 21 March 2016 |

Fostering creativity by building the ‘good city’

This research was conducted by Justin O’Connor and Kate Shaw at Monash University and University of Melbourne, Australia

Summary

Many accounts of the ‘creative city’ stress the economic benefits of the arts. This paper argues that the arts also play an integral role in fostering inclusive urban communities. Furthermore, that …

By | 24 March 2015 |

Artists can enhance workplace creativity

This research was conducted by Alexander Styhre and Michael Eriksson at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Summary

This paper describes what happened during the Artists In Residence scheme, a project in Sweden that matched artists with business to work together for a 10 month period. The artists involved included musicians …

By | 11 December 2014 |

Nursing and the arts: a recipe for creativity in care

This research was conducted by Brenda Pavill at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, USA

Summary

This paper outlines the various ways in which student nurses benefit from taking an art module in their training. It describes what happened as part of The Creative Project, a component within a nursing training …

By | 11 December 2014 |

Fostering creativity in young children through the arts

This research was conducted by Anna N. N. Hui, Mavis W. J. He and Shengquan Sam Ye at City University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Institute of Education

Summary

This paper described the effects of a one-year artist-teacher collaboration in Hong Kong designed to increase the creativity of young …

By | 11 December 2014 |

Youth theatre provides a space for young people to gain skills they need to succeed

This research was conducted by Jenny Hughes and Karen Wilson at the University of Manchester

Summary

This paper presents the findings of a study of youth theatre.  The paper explores some key questions around the impact of taking part in youth theatre on young people’s personal and social development. Overall …

By | 11 December 2014 |