Creativity is defined by the ability to come up with new and useful ideas.
We are currently looking for interview subjects for our Creative Country series. Our focus for this series is to talk with creatives of all kinds and find out why they do what they do, and any advice or insights they have into being a creative person in the country. We will share these stories through the blog/newsletter and our social media channels.
Now the term "creative" is very broad, as we know creativity comes in many forms, not just art based skills. I want to talk to people who are creative through all kinds of mediums such as; food, music, science, psychology and business. The interview will include questions on where do they find their inspiration, how do they find their audience and do they collaborate with other creatives. I'm curious to find out if it is their main form of income or just a hobby. Also I want to know what it is that they particularly "love" about what they do.
I would like to include artists, photographers, sculptors, ceramists and illustrators too. Since moving back to the country from Sydney I have seen so many talented people grow their creative businesses outside of a city. I want to showcase this, and show the next generation that you don't have to move away to have a creative career.
When I was growing up in the country (oh so many years ago!) we were never encouraged to be creative, especially in regards to career choices. I did buck that idea and pursue a creative career as a graphic designer, but back then I knew I had to move to Sydney to enable that to happen. As I have three boys of my own now and they are very creative, I wonder what careers they will strive for. And I'm curious to find out how people came to do what they have chosen as their creative outlet. Did they just fall into that field or did someone suggest that they would be suited to it?
So many questions I need answered. If you are creative or know someone who is, please send me their contact details, I would love to meet them. Not only do I require answers but I want to showcase their talents to everyone too. Show the world creativity is very much alive in the country!