The level of creativity among artists defines their success in the industry. Having proficiency or talent alone is not enough to be the best in this delicate industry.
Theatre actors, filmmakers, dramatists, and musicians all fall under this category. Their intensity in the use of practical skills distinguishes their level of success.
First, you must know how to accommodate diverse opinions in your team. Secondly, you must understand the value of communication when handling a project.
Thirdly, do you accept failure? Or you are a no-it-all kind of artist?
Lastly, how do you solve problems or misunderstandings as to the project leader?
Our focus in this article is how each practical skill comes in handy to aid artists to have an easy time at work.
The strength of any creative artist is the originality and uniqueness of the idea. Having the purpose is one thing; its implementation is yet another thing.
It would be best if you work as a team to ensure the concept reaches its potential. An author needs an editor, a proofreader, and a publisher before the book is released.
A filmmaker needs motivated actors to run the plot as desired. How will he achieve this when you lack are not a team leader? It will slow the process.
The importance of teamwork include
- Equips an artist on the best way to handle disagreements
- Allows you to handle hands-on projects with ease
- Teaches you the art of delegation as you supervise
- Aids to exercise self-control
- Builds each other strength
Woodworkers require excellent communication skills to communicate with customers appropriately.
A simple communication breakdown leads to a misunderstanding even in the design of the woodwork project.
Now that the work is irreversible, it’s the customer compromises on the taste and takes what is available.
Alternatively, the woodworker makes another one suit the customer. Imagine the time wasted as well as the cost involved.
Why must a creative artist practice proper communication?
- Prevents misunderstanding
- Creates healthy and permanent relationships
- Improves the rules of engagement
- Enhances productivity
3. Ability to accept failure
If you haven’t failed in something, then you haven’t tried anything. Failure is part of the life of a creative artist.
The only problem is the time you take to pick up after defeat. Do you know failure is part of getting a solution? People learn from making mistakes.
When the foot pedal of a TIG welder fails to run, do you sit stop the welding work? Of course, no. It’s time to look for a solution to aid in the welding process as you seek plans to sort it out.
When your idea or project doesn’t pick, do you look at it as a problem or a challenge? The moment things don’t work out in the theatre, let that be a challenge.
You just released your “best” song. When you think you will receive overwhelming support, all you get is negative feedback from all quarters- social media, website, dance halls, and even loyal supporters.
It makes you go back to the drawing board. It’s time to research, demystifying myths, and form theories in a bid to get a solution.
Problem-solving is a crucial skill any creative artist must possess for the following reasons
- Broadens your mind about the issue at hand
- Improves your ability to face challenges with a positive attitude
- Enhances your ability to solve mathematical concepts
- Aids in proper decision making
Technically, as the owner of the idea, you are the team leader. Are you the bossy type or a democratic leader?
The fact that you have the idea at heart; its success in the implementation process solely lies in your leadership skills. You have the song; the content suits your audience.
If you don’t take a leading role with the producers, the idea is better not to leave the studio. As the project manager, you need to assign tasks; accommodate other peoples’ views as you influence their opinion. Your tactfulness in this is crucial. It can ruin or accomplish your desired results.
The rationale behind management include
- Grows your confidence levels
- Improves your emotional intelligence
- Defines your ability to work under pressure
- Creates a conducive working environment of the workforce
- Brings sanity in business operations
These five practical skills can also be termed as soft skills. You can never go to school to learn about them unless you enroll in a short seminar to guide you.
It’s upon you to identify your weaknesses in any of them and choose the best way to handle them to your business advantage.
Having a talent or idea in the art industry isn’t a guarantee for success. How you manage it with the people working around you is the ultimate solution for success.
The main challenge in creative arts is the ability to customize your idea to reach the correct audience.
You can’t determine how they take it; it’s something you can’t force. You have to be good at it. That first-class project is a consultative effort. How can this be possible when you lack practical skills?