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Fostering Creative Career Exploration - Creative Careers. Careers Thanks to the new age of technology that we live in, working in the cultural and creative sector has never been so rewarding.

Fostering Creative Career Exploration - Creative Careers

Achieving any level of professional success requires creativity to some degree: the creativity to figure out new ways to do our jobs well, or the creativity to produce new ideas that advance our organizations. It’s ironic then that arts education—our primary means of fostering present and future generations of creative, innovative thinkers—has been cut from so many school curricula, and that careers in the arts aren’t encouraged with the same rigor as other professions. Chasing fulfillment I was fortunate. My mother, wanting me to follow my heart, never dissuaded me from pursuing the arts. OhioMeansJobs. 10 Artistic Careers With The Brightest Futures: NEA And BLS.

With the country in the middle of a jobs crisis, finding any form of employment is tough, let alone jobs in the arts.

10 Artistic Careers With The Brightest Futures: NEA And BLS

It turns out, however, that the future of America's creative-types might be far less bleak than it seems at present moment, according to a report by the National Endowment for the Arts, using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Over the next seven years, job growth in the arts will exceed job growth as a whole, the report states.

In fact, according to the report, artistic careers for painters, architects and photographers are expected to increase by 11 percent by 2018, compared to the projected 10 percent total increase in the American labor force. Due to long-term structural changes, there will be approximately 2,196,100 people working in artist occupations in 2018 compared to 1,977,800 in 2008, the most recent year with data available, according to the report. 197 Careers Related To Visual Arts. Art School Programs and Fashion Careers. Artistic Fields. National Art Education Association.