Explore the impact of creativity on wellbeing in our new 2022 Impact Report

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Sign up below to participate, and we'll send you 31 easy and accessible creative challenges across January 2023.

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What is the 'January Challenge'?

The January Challenge is 31 days of quick, fun and free creative challenges. You can take part in the challenge however you choose. You could be exploring the colours of nature, making music about Mondays, or turning the ordinary extraordinary.

MADE BY YOU

The Challenges are always designed by different people across the UK, including writers, makers, activists and community groups! 2023 is our 10th anniversary, and The January Challenge will be bigger and better than ever. Learn more about who set this year's challenges below!

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JOIN US

Sign up for free to receive a new creative challenge in your inbox for each day of January.

If you use social media, you’ll find our creative community online using the hashtag #TheJanuaryChallenge across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Search the hashtag to see other people’s responses to each challenge and share your own.

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What is the 'January Challenge'?

The January Challenge is 31 days of quick, fun and free creative challenges. You can take part in the challenge however you choose. You could be exploring the colours of nature, making music about Mondays, or turning the ordinary extraordinary.

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MADE BY YOU

The Challenges are always designed by different people across the UK, including writers, makers, activists and community groups! 2023 is our 10th anniversary, and The January Challenge will be bigger and better than ever. Learn more about who set this year's challenges below!

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JOIN US

Sign up for free to receive a new creative challenge in your inbox for each day of January.

If you use social media, you’ll find our creative community online using the hashtag #TheJanuaryChallenge across FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Search the hashtag to see other people’s responses to each challenge and share your own.

How does creativity affect our wellbeing?

The 2022 Impact Report was created with our associates at tialt

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"I love that this is an opportunity to be creative with others worldwide. It is a powerful experience, thank you!"

"I found that a creative way to complete the day's task would lead to lead to me enjoying the rest of my day too."

FAQs

What's The January Challenge?

The January Challenge is an annual campaign connect all parts of the UK through creativity.

Why should I participate?

Together, we've proved that creativity is so closely linked to our levels of wellbeing and connection to ourselves and others.

What do I have to do to participate?

You can join in however you like. You might just like to open our email each day in January and let each challenge inspire thoughts in your mind. Each challenge will be a unique creative prompt that'll invite you to do something, reflect and perhaps share with those around you or online.

How much does it cost?

The January Challenge is completely free for everyone!

Do I do the challenges on my own or with others?

Challenges can be done alone, with friends and family or as part of a teaching plan, library event, team engagement at work or in any community setting. You can build a little community of your own to share what you create with others, or join ours online by either joining our Facebook group or posting on social using the hashtag #TheJanuaryChallenge.

 

Want to know how The January Challenge can help you create a better January at your school or workplace? Click here to learn more.

What if I change my mind and no longer want to participate?

You're free to dip in and out of The January Challenge as you please. It's there for you. You might do all the challenges, you might do one challenge, you might do none, it's totally up to you. You can be a part of it purely by searching the hashtag and seeing what others are creating (though we promise you'll have more fun if you have a go yourself!)

Got another question not answered here? Send it over to jemima@64millionartists.com and they'll be happy to answer you (no question is too big, small or silly!)

Everyone is creative

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...yes, that means you too.

We're often driven by the idea of 'getting things right'.

Creativity is a chance to get back in touch with a part of ourselves, often long-buried, that allows us to connect with the world around us differently.

Over 50,000 people have taken part in The January Challenge so far.

If you want to participate in The January Challenge and receive our FREE daily creative prompts via email throughout January, then fill out your details below.

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Support creativity across the UK

2023 is our 10th anniversary! We need your help to reach more people.

Please donate any amount that you can.

Or, if you can't donate, why not share our page with your network or on social media and help us spread the word? Every donation or post makes a huge difference in helping us to catalyse creativity across the UK.

Work with us

Want a creative session for your whole team?

We work with leaders like you to help develop your practice as a facilitator of group creativity and with the staff to celebrate their creativity.

If you’d like a 30-minute conversation to hear how we could help you engage teams across your organisation, get in touch with Jemima by clicking the button below.

Case studies

Hear from Hamilton Brown below, a business that used The January Challenge to engage their people at work.

This is the story of what happens when 350 employees put down their tasks once a week and tried something new.