“Artists have traditionally examined the relationship between reality, illusion, and how the mind experiences these phenomena–the influence of human visual perception. In tune with recent philosophers, recent artists have focused on how language, or a mind that is constructed to invent and understand the world through language, influences our perception of reality.”
From Advice to Young Artists in a Postmodern Era by William V. Dunning
The official definition of creativity (according to the New Oxford American Dictionary) is: the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work.
I would like to suggest an alternative definition.
Creativity is the structuring of the chaos and brokenness of our world into some kind of order.
Within that definition everyone from air traffic controllers and bankers to painters and bakers are engaged in creative activity.