World Creativity and Innovation Week (April 15-21, 2020) is a worldwide community dedicated to celebrating all forms of creativity. The purpose of the week long celebration "is to remind and encourage people to use their creativity to make the world a better place and to make their place in the world better too.." The WCIW is driven by the shared values of Collaboration, Empathy, Empowerment and Mentorship. World Creativity and Innovation Day is April 21st and was founded by Marci Segal in 2001. Several years later, the day obseration was expanded to a week long celebration beginning on April 15th which is Leonardo da Vinci's Birthday. In 2017, WCI Day became a United Nations Day of Observance to encourage people to use creativity in problem solving for all issues related to achieving the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals.
Spark Your Creative is excited to observe this week for the second year by with daily creative prompts taken from Spark Creativity: 50 Ways to Ignite Bright Ideas by Chronicle Books. Want to join the email list to receive some great ideas and a special podcast recording in your inbox everyday.. As creatives we need some extra push to help us stay inspired and focused and that is what this campaign is about. Want in on the fun? Sign up here and get ready for some creative inspiration beginning April 15th!
First Date: Saturday, Sept 28 from 10:30am-12pm
First Book: “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear” by Elizabeth Gilbert
Club size: 3-12 participants
(Register by Sept 25 here)
Second Date: Saturday, Nov 9 from 10:30am-12pm
Second Book: TBD at September meeting
(Register by Nov 6)
Looking for a way to spark and maintain your artistic practice? Want to connect with a variety of artists and creatives to share ideas? Join the Creative Spark Book Club at Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria VA 22301 .
We will meet every other month on a Saturday morning, starting in September 2019 to discuss readings by a variety of authors to help you stay inspired and motivated for your creative practice. The club is free and open to members and non-members who are interested in keeping their creative muse flowing and connecting with other like-minded creative people.
This club will focus on readings by a variety of authors to help you spark and maintain your creative practice. Topics may include working through creative blocks, incorporating creativity into your daily life, creative goal setting, and more.
Book discussions will be facilitated by Yours Truly.. The selected book for the first meeting in September is “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear” by Elizabeth Gilbert. Future book selections will be voted on by the group and announced on the Del Ray Artisans website.