Thomas PARIS
november 2007
16 p.

While creative activities necessarily involve individual talent, they also need the support of systems and organisations. The investigation backed by the Ministries of Culture and Industry took the form of a seminar entitled ‘Artistic Creation’ held at the Paris School of Management. Its conclusions concerned, on the one hand, creative processes and the way these – in a dual movement of divergence and convergence – tie into projects and enterprises and, on the other, the connections between creation and structures. How can the divergence/convergence equation be resolved? How can specific problems such as management of the requisite creative abundance (and the corollary failure of numerous projects), talent discovery and talent selection be handled? Artistic creation is thus kept within limits while at the same time finding new room in which to develop.