Can You Teach Starving Artists How To Make A Living? - WorldCrunch

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BERLIN - Whoever would have thought it: in this day and age, capitalism being extolled as a remedy. Not by desperate governments or bankers fearing for their bonuses – but by American writer and social critic Camille Paglia.
In an essay entitled How Capitalism Can Save Art, Paglia writes that no major artist has emerged since the 1970s and that creativity is only to be found in design and architecture. “Artists should learn to see themselves as entrepreneurs,” she says.
In Germany this message has apparently already hit home. There is a wide variety of courses on offer to teach art students how to survive in today’s economy. In fact, getting rid of the “starving artist” cliché is even considered a state matter, as the Federal Competence Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries,created in 2007, shows. In eight German regions, the center offers potential artists a free orientation session with a counselor who can sound out their “business idea” and discuss its “market potential.”

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