I’m looking for people to help write a guide to creative capability development – a shared process, in which people work together to build each other’s creative capability.
We believe that the process of creative development is basically the same for every individual and group and that adopting a similar approach will also make it easier to facilitate creative collaboration. We are looking for people with a wide range of interests and experience to help us test a universal approach to creative development.
You do not need to be an artist to participate in the process, anyone with an interest in creativity and social justice is welcome. if you are looking for a new direction or focus at any stage of your life we’d be pleased to hear from you. We are particularly keen to hear from disabled and socially excluded artists; practitioners working with people in the arts and people working in or leading arts or voluntary sector organisations – including those seeking creative solutions to social problems.
The process sees creative capabilities as the building blocks of all development and recognises that we can all build our creative capability by providing opportunities for each other. For example, organisations can become more effective by fostering the creative development of diverse individuals. Through this process we can develop equal, meaningful and effective partnerships that foster sustainable creative development for everyone.
All you need to do get involved is choose a creative challenge, or create your own – share what you’re currently working on, or an idea you’d like to develop. Every week we will publish a range of creative challenges that you can use for your own creative development and to support others. Your responses to these challenges will inform the publication.
You can also join a universal Creative Development Programme (CDP) run by art + power in Bristol. The CDP is an individual and collective commitment to creative capability.
The CDP helps people to support each other to take creative challenges and to develop and deliver plans, projects and resources.
There is no minimum commitment, you can take a single creative challenge or embark on a long-term strategic partnership, it will be entirely up to you. You don’t even need to do anything new just share what you are already doing to become more creative, inclusive and developmental.
We’re looking for people to participate in the process, collaborate with others and share what you learn so we can make it easier for everyone to fulfil their creative potential.
Do let me know if you’d like to get involved.