Assessing the Role of Motivational Factors in Facilitating Artists’ Personal and Professional Development
Date of Completion
Open Access Capstone
Master of Arts (MA)
Various factors exert influence on an artist’s impetus. If artists can learn about different ways to use these both external and internal factors to facilitate their personal and professional development, their creative process and productivity will be affected positively. According to the research, individuals display three types of orientation during the exploration and development process -and so creative process: The desire to be effective (White, 1959), autonomous (DeCharms, 1968), and related to significant others (Deci & Ryan, 1991). Effective-oriented personalities tend to be motivated by extrinsic rewards or punishment, whereas autonomously oriented people are more intrinsically motivated. However, understanding the artistic motives is more complicated than that: while some artists have a favorable view of a factor, e.g., criticism, another artist could perceive the same environmental aspect as unfavorable and be impacted by it negatively. By considering these orientational and perceptional differences, this paper aims to understand the dynamics of the elements surrounding artists such as reward and evaluation, creative blocks, discrimination, economic factors and assess their influence on artist’s improvement. In the end, actionable takeaways and toolkits for artists, especially for art teachers and students, will be proposed.
Gurler, Ece, "Assessing the Role of Motivational Factors in Facilitating Artists’ Personal and Professional Development" (2021). Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection. 393.
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