A list of thank yous

This year was incredible for The January Challenge, and we couldn’t have done it without our fantastic community (that’s YOU!) Here are some thank you’s below to everyone from funding support to collaborators and beyond. • Arts Council England • Arts Council Wales • Esmee Fairbairn Co-creation groups/ collaborators: • WAHWN (Wales Arts Health Wellbeing…

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Share your story

Over the years, people have told us that The January Challenge has had a domino effect and inspires conversations and unique little moments in their lives. Now and then, an email pops into our inbox from someone saying just how much The January Challenge means to them. Which, as you can imagine, means everything to…

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How creativity helped me overcome perfectionism

by Jo Hunter, Founder of 64 Million Artists Ten years ago, my life changed unexpectedly. I was working in a place I loved, with people I thought highly of, making great things happen.    But I felt flat.   My body knew something was up faster than I could work out what it was. I…

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It’s time for a celebration and you’re invited.

When: 31st January 2023 (this month) Time: 12:00 – 01:00 PM Where: Zoom Buy Tickets on Eventbrite Get your free ticket here We’re throwing a virtual party to celebrate TEN WHOLE YEARS of The January Challenge, and we’d love you to be there. The January Challenge has brought us: ✨ Ten years of your extraordinary creativity ✨ Ten…

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Join us and our incredible collaborators, including Chrissie Okorie, Jonny Cotsen, Lemn Sissay, Karen Arthur, Liv Little (and more!) to get creative, together.

  Throughout January, there will be events, workshops and celebrations designed to help us celebrate The January Challenge community! Some events are in person, and some are online. All of them are free and open for you if you’d like to join. We will update this page with more exciting announcements throughout January, stay up…

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The Champions Pack for Care Settings

If you work with older people in a care home setting – here’s a free resource you might find useful! 64 Million Artists have been working with Leicester-based charity Learning for the Fourth Age to think about how The January Challenge could be used by staff and older residents in care settings. Together, we’ve created…

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Create circles of care and creativity at work

As a nation, we’re often driven by getting things right. Creativity is a chance to get back in touch with a part of ourselves, often long-buried, and allows us to connect with the world around us differently. That’s why The January Challenge exists – to remind us that we are ALL creative. We’re holding workshops in November…

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Why did our entire team take the summer off?

Two weeks ago, we decided to give our team the whole of August off. At full pay, with no impact on the rest of their holiday allocation. We’re closing the office and taking a rest. Why? Because we need it. The last two and a half years have been exhausting. Everyone I know is on…

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Here’s why we’re taking August off as a company

Two weeks ago, we decided to give our team the whole of August off. At full pay, with no impact on the rest of their holiday allocation. We’re closing the office and taking a rest. Why? Because we need it. The last two and a half years have been exhausting. Everyone I know is on the…

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