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Title: Needs, perceptions and opportunities for young creative people in the visual arts in Malta
Authors: Borg, Trevor (2004)
Keywords: Art, Modern -- 21st century
National Museum of Fine Arts (Valletta, Malta)
St. James Cavalier (Valletta, Malta)
Art museums -- Exhibitions -- Malta
Issue Date: 2004
Citation: Borg, T. (2004). Needs, perceptions and opportunities for young creative people in the visual arts in Malta (Bachelor’s dissertation).
Abstract: This research deals with issues related to young people who are inclined towards the visual arts and who are currently attending visual arts learning centres. The term visual arts comprehensively ranges from traditional methods which include painting, drawing, sculpture and ceramics to more contemporary artistic expressions including digital art, photography and audio visual installations. The data for this qualitative research was collected through twenty-five structured in-depth interviews with students attending the five main visual arts learning centres in Malta. The students' interviews are complemented by interviews carried out with various authorities in the field of the visual arts. The research attempts to identify the main needs of young artistically inclined people and the factors which could enhance the development of an artistic talent. The aim of the research is to pinpoint the most important issues related to the successful development of the creative potential of a young person. The research also emphasises the importance of adequate facilities at visual arts learning centres and the teaching of methods which comprises both traditional and contemporary artistic expressions. Also pivotal to this research is the importance of art museums and art exhibitions and the perception of young artists regarding the National Museum of Fine Arts and St. James Cavalier Centre for Creativity. Artistically inclined young people have also presented their views regarding the availability of adequate exhibition spaces. The research also touches upon issues related to the support young artists require in order to be able to mature in their artistic development. It equally emphasises the importance of youth work as a means of facilitating the personal creative expression of young people. Young artists have also shared their concerns about artistic promotion and art appreciation in Malta. Are we dedicating enough effort to art matters in Malta? After completing their visual arts studies, young people might wish to embark on an artistic career. As the romantic notion of the 'starving artist' today seems to be no longer applicable, the research attempts to identify the existing career opportunities for young artists in the field of the visual arts. In order to attract further young people towards a career in the visual arts, it is important that enough opportunities are available to them in order to get professionally involved in a creative sector.
Description: B.A.(HONS)YOUTH&COMM.STUD.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/85754
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