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David Richmond

Creative Challenges are short creative tasks that help us all build our capabilities. Your responses will help produce a comprehensive guide to creative capability development. It's all part of a large-scale arts project we're working on with art + power that will help make our communities into creative resources for everyone.
Our first Creative Challenge is to explore 'why art matters to you' - there'll be plenty more to follow and of course feel free to create your won creative challenge and share them here too.
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  • David Richmond

    Creative Challenge #3: What helps you plan your work?

    List the tools you use to plan your work, or find some new ones, keep them in your journal and let us know what works best for you.
    Completing this challenge can help you find out what you want to do, create your own journal and build you capability in ‘planning’.

  • David Richmond

    Creative Challenge#2 Can you make a one page plan to make your ideas happen?

    Can you put all your ideas into a one page plan? Completing this challenge can help you make your ideas happen and build you capability in ‘strategy’.

  • Rusty Brown

    It seems to be a very personal way of how you interact with the universe.

    • Alessandra Rizzotti

      I have been involved in theater, music, and dance since I was a kid and I agree that although it was all introduced to me as more of a obligation after school, I was always drawn to expressing myself in dance and music. I used to sing to the mirror or watch MTV for hours. I love your insight about both individual and community identities:

      "It is through the arts that we that we make sense of the world around us and define our identity. This is perhaps one of the reasons parents get excited when they see a child’s first painting as it indicates a stirring of this identity, an early indication of who the child will become."

      "Just as it is through our creativity that we understand our own uniqueness so it is through our culture that a community represents itself to itself and to the world. This is why cultural exclusion is such a blot on our humanity and our communities. Each and every one of us has a unique creative contribution to make to our collective culture and only when our our culture truly reflects this enormous diversity can we be comfortable with ourselves as a community or nation."

      I love when communities form around the arts. For example, I see it strongly in the comedy community. Many former and current comedians all know each other. It's like a family- we give personal advice to each other because we see very personal stories told on stage. I think that's the key to the arts- it allows you to open up those often closed in feelings.