The January Challenge: Facts, Feelings, and Reflections

The January Challenge 2024: Facts, Feelings, and Reflections.

We’ve been crunching numbers, reading your feedback and reflecting on everything that happened over The January Challenge 2024! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing stories of change from the people who took part, and the people who helped make it happen.

What is the January Challenge?

The January Challenge is 31 days of fun, accessible prompts designed to spark your imagination! Each prompt invites you to 'do, think, and share' – get creative, reflect on your experience, and share in a way that's meaningful to you. Whether it's journaling, sharing with friends, or posting online, join our friendly social media community for a month of exploration.

This year, with support from Arts Council England and Arts Council Wales, we launched our biggest campaign yet! Over 160,000 people worldwide participated in The January Challenge 2024, experiencing joy, connection, and personal growth. In fact, 93% of participants reported a positive impact on their wellbeing.

Although January has ended, the conversation and community spirit live on. Join us as we continue to celebrate creativity, human connection, and the power of self-expression!

Who was involved?

The creative prompts were designed by the brilliant brains of 31 people, community groups and organisations. You can meet all 31 by clicking here (what a beautiful bunch!).

Together, we hosted and co-hosted 30 events, training sessions and workshops, with over 1,700 people coming along and taking part. Events happened online, and in venues and spaces across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland. We created zines with Lea Cooper in Kirkcaldy, made stop-motion animation in Belfast with BlackBox, explored the forests of Llanrwst with Sian Wiliams, and made music with NEONE the Wanderer in Wolverhampton.

It was a whirlwind tour, and we're just getting started! Subscribe to our events page to be the first to know about the exciting events coming your way. 🎉🚀

Being a Creativity Champion

Have you ever witnessed the power of creativity bringing people together? Well, we sure have!

Over the years, we've heard countless stories from workplaces and group settings about how The January Challenge sparked connections, conversations, and community bonds. We call these incredible individuals Creativity Champions, and we're here to support them every step of the way.

So, what exactly is a Creativity Champion? They're the ones who thrive on fostering creativity within groups, communities, and beyond. They're passionate about using creativity as a tool for positive change, and boy, do they make a difference!

This year, over 2000 Champions downloaded our exclusive Creativity Champions Pack. Packed with all 31 creative prompts ahead of time, including top tips for inclusive and creative facilitation. We also worked with our brilliant partners CILIPS, Learning for the Fourth Age and Hill Care Homes to tailor the Pack for use in Libraries, Care Homes - and the Pack was available in the Welsh Language.

Are you ready to champion creativity in your workplace or community? Well, you're in luck! All four resources are still available for FREE download. And guess what? We're constantly organizing training and networking sessions for Creativity Champions throughout the year. Make sure you're on our mailing list to stay in the loop about all the exciting opportunities coming your way.

But wait, there's more!


Get ready for our upcoming Stories of Change series, where we'll unveil inspiring tales from our vibrant community. These stories showcase the incredible impact of creativity on people's lives, and you won't want to miss out. Be sure to follow us on emails and socials to stay updated on all the latest news and events.

Let's continue to spread the magic of creativity together! ✨🚀


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