Get A 'Proper' Job episode #3 - Creativity and Wellbeing

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Posted by: Kayleigh Mcleod

Date: 21 February 2020

For creative workers who care about the issues that matter, Get A ‘Proper’ Job is a podcast that discusses, debates and showcases the highs and lows of working in a creative job or organisation. We’re bringing together industry experts to share new knowledge.

In episode three of Get A 'Proper' Job, we hear from Professor Gareth Loudon, who is a professor of Creativity at Cardiff School of Art & Design at Cardiff Metropolitan University about the links between creativity and wellbeing. You can read more from Gareth on how purpose links creativity to wellbeing.

We then discuss this with screenwriter and novelist Matthew Hall, who wrote Keeping Faith, and artist Katherine Sheers.   

Matthew said: "I would be lying if I said that the world of TV was in anyway relaxing, it’s not - it’s frenetic, it’s pressurised and it’s creativity under the most extreme levels of stress but it’s quite interesting that one is compelled to continue with that nevertheless….the process of creativity isn’t one that is necessarily one of happiness and joy."

Katherine said: "My wellbeing, or lack of it as sometimes happens, is very much reflected in the work that I make. I don’t think it’s possible really to separate the two." 

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Get A ‘Proper’ Job is made by city network Creative Cardiff, with and for, the creative community.

Listen to other Get A 'Proper' Job episodes #1: The Rise of the Influencers and #2. No Funny Business.