They associate art and emotion with great creativity.

Santander (EFE).- A report prepared by the Botin Foundation, Yale University and IE, after ten years of research, confirmed the positive impact of the development of emotions and art on the growth of creativity.

According to the study featured in the report, art and emotion can be used to increase creativity when it comes to solving problems that apply to the profession, education, or managing progress and the future.

The study, which will be fully available on the Foundation’s website, consists of fourteen scientific articles by 19 international experts and is divided into five blocks.

“Art, Emotion and Creativity: Research, Application and Results” was presented this Wednesday at the Botin Center in Santander by the institution’s Executive Director Fatima Sanchez, Yale University researcher Zorana Izcevic, and Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities from IE University, Catalina Tejero.

In this text, researchers touch on topics such as the relationship between progress and creativity, the influence of museums on emotional life, the path of art as therapy, or the importance of children’s drawings in their education.

And he reveals research work done by the Botin Foundation and Yale University regarding some courses on the development of emotions and creativity in children and adults, and the conclusions of which are that after addressing these issues, the ability to generate original ideas and analyze improved. problem from different angles.

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Improve children and adults

47% of adults who participated in the program improved their ability to generate original ideas and 21% improved their ability to identify and analyze problems, although 69% showed improvement after two months.

Nearly half said they gained new skills after the program, and four out of ten said they improved their emotional abilities.

The children, for their part, improved their ability to generate more and more original ideas after the program, the speakers explained, so that seven out of ten students subsequently had “more original ideas.”

And they were able to identify and identify 75 percent more problems than when they started the course.
Almost all juveniles (95%) indicated that they had learned the emotional skills of expressing their feelings, and 58% reported that they had improved their creativity.

Zorana Izcevic emphasized in the presentation that the study developed the first theoretical model that quantifies the influence of emotions on creativity, and emphasized that people who participated in the program learned to use the acquired skills “in their daily lives.” .

creativity indicator

Together with the Botino Center, IE University has developed a creativity indicator for Cantabria, which reflects the state of the contribution of the cultural and creative sector to the region from 2015 to 2019.

As Catalina Tejero explained, the sector has seen “significant growth” over the years and is making an “important contribution to the regional economy”, indicating a “growth trend” in Cantabria’s cultural sector.

This indicator combines various sub-indicators of the sector such as creative consumption, life, infrastructure and cultural activities, such as the number of cinemas, performances or contribution to GDP.

24% of these figures were in Cantabria above the national average in 2015, but in 2019 this percentage has risen to almost 40%.

Among activities, the report highlights cultural and recreational life as the most important indicator, followed by cultural consumption, scientific activities and infrastructure.

By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at