What are creative challenges?

These creative prompts are great to do individually and in a community or workplace setting. They can take as much time as you like and can be completed in two minutes for larger teams or shorter meetings.

You can invite members to share with the group if they wish, which creates richer, more connected beginnings to meetings or events.

If you give it a go, why not tag us on social and inspire our community?

May 2023

Another Dimension

"I love this challenge because it's a fantastic way to get a window into the highly specific things that can make each human being go weak at the knees, for whatever reason. It's a celebration of the power of tiny things to ignite our minds and souls.” - William Warrener, Head of Academic Programmes at 64 Million Artists

Festival of Dreams

“This challenge is great because it allows us to take the things we love and go wild with them in our imagination!” - Aksa Saghir, Programmes Administrator

Penpal Postcard

“For this week's creative challenge, I would like you to give yourself a gift from the future (or is it the past?!). With the amount of energy we devote to juggling our everyday lists of responsibilities, plus the time we spend worrying about whether we're getting closer to our goals and ambitions, we could all do with a penpal helping us to stay grounded and cheering us on. But what if that penpal”

The Adventures Of...

“This week's challenge is inspired by my cat, Luna, who decided to go off an adventure for 3 weeks before magically returning to us. I imagined him having a fun adventure like the movie 'Baby's Day Out' and decided to create a short story around it.”

April 2023

12 Minutes

"I'm so excited to share the 12-minute method with you today because it has changed everything for me. Doing it every week for the last six and a half years has helped me grow into a confident writer, creator and sharer of my work... which isn't how I was in 2016 when I started using it." - Robbie Swale

A Story Worth Telling

“It is important to preserve intergenerational stories.  
The rich history of someone's life must be preserved in some way, whether it is a poem, a short story or simply filming them (with their consent). We all have a story worth telling.
- Rianna Patterson

Poetry Picnic

This weeks challenge is inspired by Consett Academy Arts ‘Poetry Picnic’. Their Arts Ambassadors have been creating recipe books, which includes their own photographs, illustrations, poetry, recipes and family anecdotes around the theme of food, family and community.

What Are They Thinking?

This week we’re taking a moment to put ourselves in the shoes of things around us with this challenge from Emma Rucastle!
Emma is a freelance theatre and creative professional based in Lancaster. She works on productions and creative projects in various settings: writing, directing, facilitating and performing.

March 2023


“Hello I'm Zara, Team Administrator at 64 Million Artists. Today, I have curated a contemplative challenge for our wonderful community to try. This is my last one so I sincerely hope you enjoy it. Take care.” - Zara Veerapen-Padayachy


We’re back with Zara Veerapan-Padayachy, 64 Million Artists Team Administrator!
Throughout this month, The Weekly Challenge is brought to us from the newest member of our team Zara - “This week, I have curated a reflective challenge for our wonderful community to try!”


“Today, I have curated a fun thinking challenge for our wonderful community to try. I sincerely hope you enjoy it!” - Zara Veerapan-Padayachy.


"Hello I'm Zara, Team Administrator at 64 Million Artists. Today, I have curated a playful (but gentle) movement challenge for our wonderful community to try. I sincerely hope you enjoy it!" - Zara Veerapan-Padayachy