Has Professionalism In The Arts Killed Creativity?

“Creativity needs the spark of friction, anger and adversity. Necessity really is the mother of invention. Creativity thrives on different points of view brought about by people having a variety of different experiences. By making entry impossible to those who can’t or won’t conform to an establishment norm means ending up with a dull monotony; a once exciting ferment reduced to the functional banality of a tax return.”

Source: The Guardian (UK) 02/25/08