Collaboration, Open Solutions, and Innovation (COSI) are key strategies individuals and organizations ought to embrace in order to compete and succeed in the 21st century. The adoption and application of these strategies is spreading across most industries and fields of study - including the Creative Arts community.

When combined, these COSI strategies create a robust model for accelerating synergy, creativity, and continuous change.  Collaborative development efforts to create innovative, 'open' software tools and applications for use in the Creative Arts is rapidly accelerating.

Creative Arts - encompasses the fields of visual and performing arts, e.g. painting, sculpture, graphic design, printmaking, photography, music, theatre, film, interactive media, and more.

Many of the innovative 'open' solutions used in the Creative Arts are being released under one or more open source license arrangements that allow higher individuals and institutions to acquire and use these tools at little or no cost.

Coupled with the proliferation of 'open access' publications and training materials, open source and other 'open' solutions will have tremendous beneficial consequences for individuals and organizations around the world that face funding challenges.

The 'Open Way'

The 'Open Source Way' is more than a software development model; it defines the characteristics of a culture. The open source way thrives on broad collaboration and shared effort.
  • The 'open way' is about possibility. Open source presents a new way to solve old problems. To share ideas and effort.
  • The 'open way' way opens doors. Open source offers a new perspective. Open, not closed. Collaboration, not isolation.
  • The 'open way' way multiplies: Knowledge. Effort. Inspiration. Creativity. Innovation. The impact is exponential.
Excerpt from www.opensource.com/open-source-way

Elizabeth Gilbert on Creativity

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