5 Reasons Why Collaborations Are Crucial for Artists to Grow
Justin and Gianni of BUDDIEZ Share 5 Reasons Why Collaborations are Important for Artists
Collaboration is at the heart of growth. It is what enables the evolution of ideas and improvement of application, and creates a sense of sharing and belonging which is altogether healthy and much required. For BUDDIEZ’s founders Justin and Gianni, collaboration is the breath that keeps their work alive. Here, they share five reasons that make collaborations important for artists.
Artists live in the zone of creativity. And creativity, Justin and Gianni say, “is a result of inspiration.” They add, “Artists who seek each other out do so because they find some common binding factor in their process or medium or cause. In coming together, they can explore new territories that can enhance their experience and work.”
It’s always been a numbers game. And with social media, the echo around numbers has multiplied tremendously. Justin considers collaboration in today’s time a “practical thing because every artist can do with a few more followers, right? It makes it easier to get gigs, jobs, or to find the motivation to keep walking the unbeaten track.”
Learn new things
We learn from each other constantly. It’s no different for artists. In fact, it’s more imperative that they strengthen their abilities by learning from each other. Gianni says, “Everything is on the internet, yes. But it can never make up for the experience of learning something new in person from someone. And that can make all the difference.”
Create new stuff
Inspiration is a precursor to action and an exchange of vital energy. Gianni believes that this exchange often “leads to creating new stuff. Results borne out of collaborations can even surprise the creators since we don’t really understand what leads or causes inspiration. It’s hard to say what determines the result. But the overall experience, in my eyes, usually brings to life those things that are new and in their novelty, quite invigorating.”
Artists who have other artist friends like to mix things up a little. In being comfortable with each other’s company, they are able to transcend social barriers and be more honest about each other’s work. Justin agrees and says, “Feedback is so important for everyone, especially an artist. While you may be a good judge of your work, you can’t always be the best. That’s where genuine collaborations come in handy.”
A collaborative effort has a familial sense to it. It has the ability to show us our courage, potential, and flaws as seen by the eyes of another.