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Konstnärens Överlevnad - En studie i livet som yrkesverksam konstnär

Dahlström, Karolina (2013)
Malmö Academy of Music
Abstract
The purpose of the present study has been to explore artists and their life-choices in and works of today, how to lead a life and how to make a profession count. The allembracing research question is: “What does an artist’s life look like in today’s society?”. The study looks at the reason that they have chosen their profession and the possibilities in promoting themselves and how they survive both economically and socially in the society.The study is based on interviews with three artists. The interviews have been analysed and compared with each other and with literature dealing with art/artists and the choice of a profession in art in different forms. Five conceptions are the result of the study and
answer the overall research... (More)
The purpose of the present study has been to explore artists and their life-choices in and works of today, how to lead a life and how to make a profession count. The allembracing research question is: “What does an artist’s life look like in today’s society?”. The study looks at the reason that they have chosen their profession and the possibilities in promoting themselves and how they survive both economically and socially in the society.The study is based on interviews with three artists. The interviews have been analysed and compared with each other and with literature dealing with art/artists and the choice of a profession in art in different forms. Five conceptions are the result of the study and
answer the overall research questions. Through the questions asked with three research questions in focus, these five categories have dominated among the artists during the interview: the driving force, the audience, the creativity, the stimulation/growth and the self-fulfilment.
As the participants´ professions are of different genres of art the complexity of the study grew. The artists have different experiences due to the genre of artistic work. Painting can for instance be lonely in a quiet environment, while a musician can be dependent on
a group of people playing different instruments. A dancer emanate from another perspective than a painter concerning for example the audience and so forth. In all three genres; painting, music and dance, there are common areas of the above mentioned conceptions. As the genres differ in ways of working, the conceptions are not projected
exactly the same, naturally. (Less)
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author
Dahlström, Karolina
supervisor
organization
alternative title
The survival of an artist
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
driving force, audience, creativity, stimulation/growth and the selffulfilment
language
Swedish
id
4067285
date added to LUP
2013-10-29 16:26:27
date last changed
2013-10-29 16:26:27
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  abstract     = {The purpose of the present study has been to explore artists and their life-choices in and works of today, how to lead a life and how to make a profession count. The allembracing research question is: “What does an artist’s life look like in today’s society?”. The study looks at the reason that they have chosen their profession and the possibilities in promoting themselves and how they survive both economically and socially in the society.The study is based on interviews with three artists. The interviews have been analysed and compared with each other and with literature dealing with art/artists and the choice of a profession in art in different forms. Five conceptions are the result of the study and
answer the overall research questions. Through the questions asked with three research questions in focus, these five categories have dominated among the artists during the interview: the driving force, the audience, the creativity, the stimulation/growth and the self-fulfilment.
As the participants´ professions are of different genres of art the complexity of the study grew. The artists have different experiences due to the genre of artistic work. Painting can for instance be lonely in a quiet environment, while a musician can be dependent on
a group of people playing different instruments. A dancer emanate from another perspective than a painter concerning for example the audience and so forth. In all three genres; painting, music and dance, there are common areas of the above mentioned conceptions. As the genres differ in ways of working, the conceptions are not projected
exactly the same, naturally.},
  author       = {Dahlström, Karolina},
  keyword      = {driving force,audience,creativity,stimulation/growth and the selffulfilment},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Konstnärens Överlevnad - En studie i livet som yrkesverksam konstnär},
  year         = {2013},
}