The creative sector will be worth USD 6.1 Trillion soon

Want a job? Take Art. In the USA alone, 2.8 million Americans work in the Visual Arts industry.
Come to think of it,  a designer or artist has developed nearly every product we buy.
The creative sector will be worth $6.1 trillion internationally in less than 15 years.
More people are employed in the Visual Arts than in all of the performing art and sport industries combined.

Want to be a doctor? Take Art.
Top medical schools in the US have their students studying works of art in order to appreciate that medicine is often more an art than a science.

Formal art observation training improves medical students’ visual literacy, mind-eye connection, and diagnostic skills.

Art Career Paths Artists can typically be categorized into four groups:

  • Art Directors: Art directors develop design concepts for media pieces and oversee the entire creation and production process.
  • Craft Artists: Craft artists hand-make objects, such as candles, tapestries, quilts, and pottery, to be sold or shown. 
  • Fine Artists: Fine artists create items such as paintings, sculpture, and illustrations that are often displayed in museums and galleries.
  • Multimedia Artists: Multimedia artists and animators create images for film, video, the web, and other forms of electronic media.

A quote from Boston Globe, Sept 2007.
“While students in art classes learn techniques specific to art, such as how to draw, how to mix paint, or how to center a pot, they’re also taught a remarkable array of mental habits not emphasized elsewhere in school. Such skills include visual-spatial abilities, reflection, self-criticism, and the willingness to experiment and learn from mistakes. All are important to numerous careers, but are widely ignored by today’s standardized tests.”

 What art does to us:

Involvement in the arts is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skill. Arts learning can also improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork.

  1. Art stimulates the brain and helps develop problem-solving skills.
  2. Art builds a keener sense of perception, contributing to making better decisions.
  3. Art engages the senses.
  4. Art helps you relax.
  5. Art stimulates creativity.
  6. Art helps develop individuality and independence.
  7. Art helps to build self-esteem.
  8. Art gives you a sense of well-being.
  9. Art generates enjoyment.
  10. Art promotes self-expression.
  11. Art promotes abstract thinking.
  12. Art gives you a feeling of accomplishment.
  13. Art promotes non-verbal communication skills.
  14. Art is exhilarating.
  15. Art teaches us more about ourselves than we imagined.
  16. Art inspires us to be even more creative than we already are!

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