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Centre for Creativity

Mission

The Centre for Studies in Creativity with its roots in the Department of Psychology has evolved into the interdisciplinary Centre for Creativity. The Centre supports and encourages creative endeavours in all areas of the arts and across diverse disciplines and cultures.Spirituality and religious expressions are at the heart of King’s University College as a Catholic institution, and art through the ages has revealed a deep connection with the spiritual realm of being. In addition, the historical, socio-political and psychological contexts of creativity are considered: issues of creativity such as originality, imagination, and spontaneity; ethics, culture, and value orientation. The Centre seeks to provide an educational function for the King’s Community, and builds bridges to other groups at King’s, such as the Centre for Social Concern, the Social Justice and Peace Programme, the Religious Life Committee and so forth, and to the wider community beyond - - locally, nationally and internationally. Representation of multiple dimensions of creativity promotes an understanding and appreciation of differences and similarities across cultures. The Centre for Creativity recognizes the mission statement of the College which states that:

King’s is a Catholic College committed to the ongoing creation of a vital academic community animated by a Christian love of learning and the pursuit of Truth. The College strives to foster an environment based on open inquiry, Christian values and service to the larger community. (Strategic Plan 2000-2001)

The Centre for Creativity will nurture the development of an arena where manifestations of creativity can be explored within many contexts using a variety of formats: lectures, exhibitions, prose and poetry readings, musical events, film, photography, debates, symposia, and so forth. Library resources are developed and a website documents past events and promotes forthcoming ones.