30 Days of Creativity

Okay, here’s a cool idea.

A website titled 30 Days of Creativity is promoting the idea of creating something every day in June.  They call themselves a social initiative based on the premise that your brain is like a muscle — when you exercise it, it gets stronger.   The website is full of fun stuff including ideas and ways to share your creative projects.

I chanced onto this via the Fractured Atlas blog one day late — but luckily I’m not behind.  As it happens, I took a painting class yesterday and came out with two acrylics that I like very much.  Here’s one:

Of course, creating stuff doesn’t just mean art — today’s contribution is this blog.  I hope to use this exercise as an opportunity not only to stretch my creative muscles, but expand my own creative boundaries.  What is creativity?   Does doing something creative every day for 30 days include figuring out what I already do that is creative?  If so, my creative log might well include things like doing a final report for a consulting client, developing a webinar for summer interns, and writing a job description — all tasks that are on my to-do list this week.

And how does this fit with the spirit of Artini?  Arts Management With A Twist is about thinking of new and innovate ways to program and share the arts.  Part of that is realizing the creativity that is inherent in what we do, and part of that most definitely is sharing the message that everyone is creative.

I’ll use some of my posts this month to keep you updated on my project.  Will you take the pledge too?


About Ellen Rosewall

I am Professor and Chair of Arts Management and author of Arts Management: Uniting Arts and Audiences in the 21st Century (Oxford University Press, 2013). I believe that arts and culture are undergoing a profound change in the 21st century, and I love talking with people about how we continue to bring arts to our communities and individuals give the brave new world of social media, technology and economic changes. Join the conversation!
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