Knowlege - Art Qualities

“Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact , it can affect change, it can not only move us, it
makes us move.”

Why Art
Qualities Matter?

Arts Qualities are not restricted to arts.
They can be applied to any discipline, from governance to business, from education to wellbeing. While they are not a solution in themselves, they may indeed be transformative qualities, currently undervalued, which — if included and intregrated — could make a vital difference to transcending our boundaries and overcoming even our largest challanges.

Art Qualities

Beauty

Engaging with beauty.

Agency

Invoking and inviting agency.

Uncertainty

Negotiating ambiguity, nuance, and uncertainty.

Mediation

Embracing paradox and contradiction, and mediating competing imperatives.

Interdependence

Embracing the interdependence of beings and systems, their functioning in terms of ecosystems and valuing relationships.

Dignity

Affirming human dignity in the sense that all who engage through the arts are invited into processes of meaning construction.

Creativity

Celebrating and extending creativity and challenging habitual modes of thinking.

Holistic

Linking cognitive, emotional, sensory and spiritual faculties, and overcoming the limitations of purely rational reasoning.

Honesty

Fostering honesty, exploration and disruption.

Beauty

Engaging with beauty.

Beauty
Agency
Uncertainty
Mediation
Interdependence
Dignity
Creativity
Holistic
Honesty

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