“I don’t believe in inspiration. I believe in construction” – Interview with Painter Joël Renard

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When asked how he became an artist, Renard looked at us, slightly puzzled, before answering: “This is a difficult question. I don’t really know how we become artists”. After a short pause, he finally added: “All I know is that at some point in my life and studies, I studied in Beaux-Arts. Once there, I think that I have seen some workspaces, some thoughts where I realize that I belonged there. At least I think I meant to belong there.

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“I like not knowing, I like being surprised” – Interview with Sculptor Vanessa Notley

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“You got to have time in your life when you doubt what you are doing.” One thing that Vanessa Notley did not doubt is the fact that she wanted to be an artist from her early years. For the rest, the Scottish Drawer and Sculptor based in Sètes (Southern France), constantly looks at challenging herself and doubting what she does.

It all started when facing the choice as a teenager to go either to University or Art College.

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Seminar: Crisis as a Requirement for Inspiration: Designing Business by Using Artistic Methods

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When stuck in a crisis, some might resign or some might cry in despair. But the crisis can be fruitful by examining tension between possibilities and imagination. Everyone who seeks to develop ideas can use crisis as a chance and motor for inspiration.

Sandra Schürmann is founder of the non-profit organization Projektfabrik. Assisted by her co-workers, actors and trainers for social art Beata Nagy and Hans-Ulrich Ender, they will use the power of acting in order to generate and overcome an intended crisis.

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Seminar: The Miracle of Making Mistakes – Learn from Artistic Processes how to turn Mistakes into Inspiration

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Workaday life in modern times is marked increasingly by complexity, dynamics and uncertainty. This causes a higher risk of failure or to be wrong. In this seminar you will learn how to use mistakes as a tool for unexpected solutions.

Artistic processes considers errors and failing as a space of possibilities. Creatively dealing with errors leads to new ways and competences and it supports your personal development as well as innovation processes in organizations.

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