The Weekly Challenge

Each Monday, we’ll be posting a simple creative challenge for you to DO, THINK about and SHARE with other people. You will have the week to complete the challenge – but you can take longer if you want. Sometimes the challenges are set by us here at 64 Million Artists, sometimes they’re set by you. Do get in touch if you have an idea for a mini challenge! If you’d like to receive The Weekly Challenge in your inbox you can sign up here.

These challenges are not about being right, or being perfect, they are about just giving it a go and trying something new.

Weekly challenge, 10th December – See what you can see!

“Art should not be viewed just as a visual culture but as an essential human process of self exploration and communication.

Weekly challenge, 3rd December – Celebrate good times!

  It’s a week of firsts and lasts!

Weekly challenge, 26th November 2018 – Sounds of Nature

This month, we’re going wild!

Weekly Challenge, 19th November 2018 – Routes and roots

This month, we’re going wild!

Weekly Challenge 12th Nov – Talking Trees

This month, we’re going wild!

Weekly Challenge 5th November – Walking with Nature

  For the next month, we’re going wild!

Weekly Challenge, 29th October – Over to You

  It’s our 10th Gateshead challenge this year!

Weekly Challenge, 22nd October – #WearExperimenting

  A picture is worth a thousand words.

Weekly Challenge, 15th October – Meals of Tomorrow

  As our population expands and our climate changes, what does the future of food look like?

Weekly Challenge, 8th October – Local Historians

  It’s a Gateshead challenge!

Weekly Challenge, 1st October – On the Map

  What fun things do you like doing in your local area?

Weekly Challenge, 24th September – The Shape of Autumn

  As the seasons change and we see a little less sunlight, the falling leaves turn yellow and birds migrate to warmer places, we welcome autumn and all it brings.

Weekly Challenge, 17th September – Friendly Fashion

  We wish people got as excited about innovations in fashion as they do with new iPhones because it’s exciting, dressing the future.

Weekly Challenge, 10th September – An Act of…

  Welcome back to Gateshead’s monthly Challenge set by the Council’s Culture team.

Weekly Challenge, 3rd September – Crap Faces

  This week’s challenge is for people who tell themselves they cannot draw, or those who can draw but are trapped in one style, or anyone else who wants to play with a paradoxical way of stretching your artistic abilities.

Weekly Challenge, 27th August – We’re all going on a summer holiday ♫

  We thought for this week’s challenge we would set an activity here at 64 Million Artists!

Weekly Challenge, 20th August – A Balancing Act

  Over the last few months we have been planning and running the project Creativity in Mind.

Weekly Challenge, 13th August – A Moment in Time

  As we return to the monthly challenge of Gateshead Council’s Culture team, we remind ourselves of the Angel of the North #Angel20 celebration and re-engage with the statue as a cornerstone of the city and landscape.

Weekly Challenge, 6th August – O Romeo, Romeo


Weekly Challenge, 30th July – That which we call a rose…

  Last week we saw an amazing display of responses to the first of three Weekly Challenges set by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Weekly Challenge, 23rd July – Shakespeare Takeover

  Over the next 3 weeks we will be having an epic Shakespeare take over!

Weekly Challenge, 16th July – Don’t Worry

  This week’s challenge was suggested to us by CoolTan Arts, an award winning arts in mental health charity run by and for adults with experience of mental health conditions.

Weekly Challenge, 9th July – #2018

  It’s time for our monthly Angel of the North creative challenge.

Weekly Challenge, 2nd July – Summer Jam

  With the sun streaming through the windows, the smell of suncream filling the air and that all important decision about which ice-cream to choose for the afternoon office treat, we are well and truly on our way into the summer season.

Weekly Challenge, 25th June – Building Bridges

  What communities are you a part of?

Weekly Challenge, 18th June – #MakeMusicDay

  Music is all around us.

Weekly Challenge, 11th June – Spread Your Wings

  In collaboration with Gateshead Council’s Culture team, this year we are dedicating a challenge a month to #Angel20, the Angel of the North’s 20th birthday celebration.

Weekly Challenge, 4th June 2018 – #HealthHaiku

  This week is Creativity and Wellbeing Week and therefore a great opportunity to celebrate the profound effect participation in the arts and everyday creativity can have on health and wellbeing.

Weekly Challenge, 28th May – #CitizensDo

  Cardboard Citizens, the UK’s only homeless people’s professional theatre company, recently launched their new #CitizensDo campaign.

Weekly Challenge, 21st May – #HowFar100

  This week we’re inviting you to join a very current debate that celebrates the past whilst encouraging a more positive future.

Weekly Challenge, 14th May – Story of a Statue

  It’s been almost a month since our last Gateshead challenge.

Weekly Challenge, 7th May – Make A Splash

We’ve heard Cass Art is on a mission.

Weekly Challenge, 30th April – Autobiographical Alphabet

  This year we are crowdsourcing our challenges from around the country.

Weekly Challenge, 23rd April – It’s Good News!

  Over the last few weeks we’ve been working with a fab group of Young Minds Activists to co-devise a creative campaign #WiseUp around mental health in schools.

Weekly Challenge, 16th April – Legendary Landmarks

  It’s that wonderful time again, it’s time for Gateshead Council’s monthly creative challenge!

Weekly Challenge, 9th April – #UniteForParkinsons

  This week is Parkinson’s Awareness Week, Wednesday being World Parkinson’s Day.

Weekly Challenge, 2nd April – Positivity!

  Our friends at Creative Tribe @MyCreativeTribe have set this week’s challenge for us… they like nothing better than exploring exhibitions, events, classes and groups in local communities.

Weekly Challenge, 26th March – Signs of Spring

  Our wonderful colleague Ed Ikin from Wakehurst (wild botanic garden) is with us as part of The Clore Leadership Programme placement and has kindly set this week’s challenge for us… As the clocks go forward and the days get brighter we hope to be seeing a transition of seasons as we move into spring.

Weekly Challenge, 19th March – Guardian Angel

  Last month we introduced the #Angel20 programme in partnership with Gateshead Council’s Culture Team and saw such brilliant Angel of the North birthday cards that contributed to a fantastic 20th celebration.

Weekly Challenge, 12th March – Your Online Self

  In the past we’ve prompted you to creatively self reflect in the real world but we’ve never asked you to reflect in the online world… who are you online?

Weekly Challenge, 5th March – #RebrandingBritishness

  Set by Common Vision (an independent not-for-profit think tank), this week’s challenge inspires and opens discussion around identity.

Weekly Challenge, 26th February – 64 Million Masks

  This week’s challenge is set by Kostas Ntanos, the designer behind the brilliant papercraft shop Ntanos.

Weekly Challenge, 19th February – Find the Light

  We’re sure you’ll be happy to see our mornings and evenings get brighter and to experience those fleeting moments of sunshine as we move more towards spring.

Weekly Challenge, 12th February – Happy Birthday Angel

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Gateshead’s Angel of the North.

Weekly Challenge, 5th February – A Poem of You

  Welcome to the very first Weekly Challenge of the year!