Finnish arts scene?
I am reading through a new recommended action list what they have written here in Finland, by to authorities and recommended authors who decide about what kind of support they do give different artist and how Finnish art scene should be in the future. And I am not happy....
My opinions do differ like every question what they do write there.
For example. They are really worried about creativity, and how different technical solutions in art, do diminished creativity.
And that is a thing, that they think is true. So if artist is using different technical solutions, his or hers creativity is lower? So, if you are using a pencil, because it is a technical solution, your creativity is lower, and if you are using your camera and your computer, apparently your creativity then is really low....
I really think, technical issues are not a problem, if creativity is lacking...
What is a problem here, and here is a serious problems here, one main problem in art support system I think is that those who are not doing art, are those who are getting the support.
But they do suggest artist salary for artist here.
But who is paying their wages? Because here in Finland artist are always entrepreneurs. So, why should they have artist salary. I think, they should have classical artist training and corporate training program for artist, but not how I duplicate my art training, not, because that training how I do available for ordering paintings is killing creativity here, not technical solutions. I think, that artist here in Finland do sales art only, is killing creativity here. Because they are actually talented people, but they do try to play with the art grant rules. And that makes me mad, because Finland is full of talent, if they would be what they really are.
Also there is art programs where they think, how artist could be in part making solutions for climate warming issues,,, so there is little bit challenge, for every visual artist here in the world, we should find a solution, for global warming issue. I can not see how a visual artist could find a solution to stop global warming. But maybe that is because I am using technical applications when I am doing my art, so I am not creative enough.
So. I think, do they know here what arts are, and visual arts particularly, because thing is, we do not have solutions for that.
We can only make more awareness about that issue using our skills and talent, we can show to world what climate warming looks and feels, but we do not have solutions for that.
I think solutions for that could be those technical issues....
So. I did fell of the bench here. Speechless. And I think, art support system is the system what is killing creativity here in Finland. They really do not know what to support or what to do with the people, who are actually doing art, and with the artist who actually wants to do art.
Visual artist can Not help to save the earth, because we do not have super powers, even we do art.