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.

The Weekly Challenge, 27th December 2021 – 1 Week To Go!

One week to go until #TheJanuaryChallenge (well technically 5 days!

The Weekly Challenge, 20th December 2021 – 2 Weeks To Go!

We can’t believe there are only two weeks to go until #TheJanuaryChallenge 2022.

The Weekly Challenge, 13th December 2021 – 3 Weeks To Go!

With three weeks to go until The January Challenge 2022, let’s explore the three themed programmes you can choose from!

The Weekly Challenge, 6th December 2021 – 4 Weeks To Go!

The January Challenge is almost upon us…there are 4 weeks to go!

The Weekly Challenge, 29th November 2021 – Make and Decorate

This week Art Star brings a challenge to get in the mood for the holiday season…   Art Star makes colourful craft kits and paper decorations.

The Weekly Challenge, 22nd November 2021 – The Power of Youth

This week we are celebrating the power of youth with a challenge inspired by #iwill week!

The Weekly Challenge, 15th November 2021 – I Choose Me

This week’s challenge is from 64 Million Artists Associate Michaela Tranfield!

The Weekly Challenge, 8th November 2021 – #KindnessByPost

This Saturday 13th November is World Kindness Day!

#TheWeeklyChallenge, 1st November 2021 – Design Your Own Challenge

This week’s challenge is a little different….

The Weekly Challenge, 25th October 2021 – A Greener Future

This week marks the start of the UN Climate Change Conference – COP26, which takes place in Glasgow, Scotland from 31st October – 12th November.

The Weekly Challenge, 18th October 2021 – Black History

This week’s challenge is from 64 Million Artist’s Community Coordinator, Yashoda Rodgers!

The Weekly Challenge, 11th October 2021 – Something New

Sunday 10th October was World Mental Health Day and this week, adult education college City Lit are celebrating with the Mental Wealth Festival!

The Weekly Challenge, 4th October 2021 – Connect to Create

Last week we reflected on the value of creativity in our lives through the pandemic.

The Weekly Challenge, 27th September 2021 – Valuing Culture

This week we are reflecting on our creativity through the Covid 19 Pandemic with a challenge from the Centre for Cultural Value.

The Weekly Challenge, 20th September 2021 – Colour Association

This Friday 24th December it’s the National Day of Arts in Care Homes!

The Weekly Challenge, 13th September 2021 – Let’s go for a Wander

This week’s challenge is from Street Wisdom – an everyday creative practice to use as you walk.

The Weekly Challenge, 6th September 2021 – #SecondHandSeptember

This week – and month – we are celebrating #SecondHandSeptember!

The Weekly Challenge, 30th August 2021 – Become a Performer

This week’s challenge is brought to you by Theo Ioannou, a community artist, poet, theatre-maker and producer.

The Weekly Challange, 23rd August 2021 – A New Narrative

This week’s challenge is brought to us by Nimiah from South East London.

The Weekly Challenge, 16th August 2021 – Automatic Drawing

Let’s freestyle our way through this week and see where it takes us!

The Weekly Challenge, 9th August 2021 – Community

It’s the final week of the Have Your Say, creative networking groups!

The Weekly Challenge, 2nd August 2021 – Shape Sensation

This week our challenge has been set by Jess Thom aka Touretteshero!

The Weekly Challenge, 26th July 2021 – Get Moving

It’s the second week of our Have Your Say, creative networking groups!

The Weekly Challenge, 19th July 2021 – Have Your Say

64 Million Artists run The January Challenge – 31 days of fun, quick and free creative challenges to kickstart your year.

The Weekly Challenge, 12th July 2021 – Story Generator

This week Jack from Bristol challenges us to dive into our imagination!

The Weekly Challenge, 5th July 2021 – At Home

In 2025, Rotherham will be the world’s first Children’s Capital of Culture!

The Weekly Challenge, 28th June 2021 – Missing Piece

This week we are filling space with a challenge from Ra Avis in Long Beach, California!

The Weekly Challenge, 21st June 2021 – Songs and Words

This week’s challenge is from Sheena Hussein in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

The Weekly Challenge, 14th June 2021 – A Story To Tell

This week’s challenge is brought to us by the brilliant young creatives at Element!

The Weekly Challenge, 7th June 2021 – #WEURO2022

64 Million Artists have been working with UEFA, and with young players and fans around the country, to plan the way we should celebrate the UEFA Women’s EUROs 2022!

The Weekly Challenge, 31st May 2021 – CALM TAKEOVER – Familiar, Unfamiliar

It’s the final week of #TheWeeklyChallenge takeover with Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and #CALMArtCollective.

The Weekly Challenge, 24th May 2021 – CALM TAKEOVER – The Museum of Us

This month, mental health charity CALM have taken over the Weekly Challenge, and challenges have been set by members of the CALM Art Collective.

The Weekly Challenge, 17th May 2021 – CALM TAKEOVER – Sense and Colour

Welcome to week three of The Weekly Challenge takeover with Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)!

The Weekly Challenge, 10th May 2021 – CALM TAKEOVER – Silver Linings

The 10th – 16th of May marks Mental Health Awareness Week and the second instalment of The Weekly Challenge takeover with CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably.

The Weekly Challenge, 3rd May 2021 – CALM TAKEOVER – Freewriting

The Weekly Challenge Takeover with Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is here!

The Weekly Challenge, 26th April 2021 – It’s In The Bag

This week’s challenge is from Ruth!

The Weekly Challenge, 19th April 2021 – Nature is a Human Right

To celebrate Earth Day this Thursday 22nd April, this week’s challenge is from Nature is a Human Right!

The Weekly Challenge, 12th April 2021 – Sometimes Hope Looks Like…

This week’s challenge is from Angela in Peterborough!

The Weekly Challenge, 5th April 2021 – Making Moves

This week’s challenge is from dance duo Back2Basix.

The Weekly Challenge, 29th March 2021 – YES I AM

This week’s challenge is brought to us by Lucina Cunjamalay, a London based Graphic Designer who loves to explore and get creative.

The Weekly Challenge, 22nd March 2021

This week’s challenge is from Waheeda Hales, a support worker in Bath who enjoys a lot of creative activities in her spare time.

The Weekly Challenge, 15th March 2021 – Musical Memories

This week’s challenge is from David in Kent… David reviews music online and enjoys discovering and reviewing new tracks by independent artists on Twitter.

The Weekly Challenge, 8th March 2021 – Create and Celebrate

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day, and this week we are celebrating with Black Blossoms!

The Weekly Challenge, 1st March 2021 – Free Books Campaign

This Thursday, March 4th, is World Book Day and we are celebrating with the Free Books Campaign!

The Weekly Challenge, 22nd February 2021 – I’ve Got You Under My Skin

This week’s challenge is from our friends at All Change!

The Weekly Challenge, 15th February 2021 – Love Haiku

Expressing our love isn’t just for Valentine’s Day!

The Weekly Challenge, 8th February – A Natural Place

This week we are getting creative with the artist Mark Noble!

The Weekly Challenge, 1st February – Word Cloud

It’s February!

The Weekly Challenge, 21st December – With You For Christmas

With You is a new digital service created to support isolated patients and care home residents by bringing voice messages from their friends and family together on one playable audio album.

The Weekly Challenge, 14th December – Nurture Nature

To say hello, this week’s challenge is from Olive and Yashoda, our two newest members of the 64 Million Artists team.

The Weekly Challenge, 7th December 2020 – Fly The Flag

Fly The Flag is a unique collaboration between arts organisations and human rights charities which celebrates and reminds us of the human rights we all share.

The Weekly Challenge, 30th November 2020 – Stories and Supper

Stories & Supper is a project based in East London, which aims to challenge the myths surrounding the migration crisis.

The Weekly Challenge, 23rd November – The World from My Window

This week’s challenge is from The World from my Window (TWFMW), the home for storytellers… “We’re a growing global anthology of stories from the windows of the world which was started during the first UK lockdown by two old school friends.

The Weekly Challenge, 16th November – Gag Cartoon!

This week, it’s over to Bridie Jackson, a musician based in Newcastle, who challenges you to create your own gag cartoon!

The Weekly Challenge, 9th November 2020 – Being Human

The Being Human festival, 12th-22nd November, is led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.

The Weekly Challenge, 2nd November 2020 – Challenge Creator!

The January Challenge from 64 Million Artists is 31 days of creative challenges for each day of the month.

The Weekly Challenge, 22nd October – Planet Portrait

Koestler Arts are a prison arts charity who inspire participation in the arts in the criminal justice system.

The Weekly Challenge, 19th October – Film Favourites!

This week’s Challenge is from Film Megafan Max, 25 from Southampton.

The Weekly Challenge, 12th October – 100 Leaves

Autumn has well and truly arrived!

The Weekly Challenge, 5th October – #HelloYellow!

At a time when it’s needed most, come together for #HelloYellow to support young people’s mental health on World Mental Health Day.

The Weekly Challenge, 28th September 2020 – “A Peaceful Hobby”

This week’s challenge is set by Mia, 13 years old from Hertfordshire.

The Weekly Challenge, 21st September 2020 – #CreativeCommunities

“During this difficult time, we have seen the most amazing examples of how the arts and creativity have been used to build community and keep care settings connected…Corridor choirs, window art, poetry pen pals, online ceramic sessions, art packs, live-streamed concerts, craft activities, garden concerts …” This year’s National Day of Arts in Care Homes is the […]

The Weekly Challenge, 14th September – The Oakupy Project

The Arkbound Foundation is a charity based in Bristol and Glasgow that aims to widen access to literature and improve diversity within publishing.

The Weekly Challenge, 7th September – Rice is Nice

This week’s challenge is from Ruth Hall, a regular 64 Million Artists’ Challenger, and a teacher from the northeast of England.

The Weekly Challenge, 31st August 2020 – A Gathering Place

t’s Monday morning, Weekly Challenge time AND a Bank Holiday – lucky you!

The Weekly Challenge, 24th August 2020 – A Stitch in Time

The saying “A stitch in time saves nine” is the inspiration behind this week’s challenge from Envisage Arts CIC, an art therapy service based in West Yorkshire.

The Weekly Challenge, 17th August 2020 – Sanctuary Sketches

This week’s Challenge is set by It’s Not Your Birthday But…, champions of the lost art of letter writing, who connect people through letters, words and visual arts.

The Weekly Challenge, 10th August 2020 – Fortunately, Unfortunately

Maggie Delwiche is a teacher who gets creative!

The Weekly Challenge, 3rd August 2020 – My Secret Garden

What does the word ‘nature’ make you think about, or remember?

The Weekly Challenge, 27th July 2020 – Finding the Words

Francoise Helene is a Canadian Poet living in London.

The Weekly Challenge, 20th July 2020 – Pass It On

Got something you want to say?

The Weekly Challenge, 13th July 2020 – Slow Marathon

Slow Marathon is an annual walking event from Deveron Projects, celebrating slowness, friendship, physical activity and an appreciation of our varied landscape.

The Weekly Challenge, 6th July 2020

Today’s challenge is from the team at Safe Ground.

The Weekly Challenge, 29th June 2020 – S.M.I.LE -ing boys

  Kay Rufai is an artist who developed the Mayor of London supported S.

The Weekly Challenge, 22nd June 2020 – Token of Love

The month of June is Pride month!

The Weekly Challenge, 15th June 2020 – Mini Golf!

Artist Anna Bruder and Poet Arji Manuelpillai run an interactive theatre and art company called A Line Art which specialises in immersive creative events for children, young people and their families.

The Weekly Challenge, 8th June 2020 – Connecting Nature

LIFEbeat is a charity that provides training for teachers and youth workers as well as creative residential programmes for 14 to 18-year-olds.

The Weekly Challenge, 1st June 2020 – Playful Plays

We’ve created our way through May, and now The Weekly Challenge is back!

The Weekly Challenge, 27th April 2020 – Heart to Heart

You may have seen some #HeartsForMyHospice popping up in your local community.

The Weekly Challenge, 20th April 2020 – These Things

This week’s challenge is set by Art Psychotherapist Tracey Downing.

The Weekly Challenge, 13th April 2020 – Micro Poem

‘Poetry is a piece of alchemy, a piece of magic, and it’s available to all of us’ Lemn Sissay Creative Manchester are based at the University of Manchester, championing creativity and innovation by bringing educators, civic leaders and employers together.

The Weekly Challenge, 6th April 2020 – Let it Flow

This week’s challenge is set by Kate from Stourbridge, who creates art inspired by the cosmos.

The Weekly Challenge, 16th March 2020 – Activision: A Banner for the Future

“A manifesto is a declaration of your beliefs and vision, that states a group’s aims and intentions.

The Weekly Challenge, 9th March 2020 – Kind Words Campaign

This week’s challenge is from Wednesday’s Child.

The Weekly Challenge 2020 – 2nd March, Places and Spaces

Canoe Lake Leisure is a community based tennis organisation in Southsea.

The Weekly Challenge, 24th February 2020 – #Goals

This week’s challenge is set by Michaela Tranfield, a third year English Literature student who believes goal setting is a great way to explore… “I’ve thought of a way to make goal setting more creative, helping you to reflect on your present and future plans…” Take a few moments to think about the week ahead, and […]

The Weekly Challenge 2020, 17th February – Mind and Matter

This week’s challenge is set by The Hub at Wellcome Collection.

The Weekly Challenge 2020, 10th February – The Sound of this Place

This week’s challenge is set by Gordon Baxter, a user-experience consultant from the East Neuk of Fife.

The Weekly Challenge 2020, 3 February – The Repair Cafe

Welcome to the first Weekly Challenge of 2020!

The Weekly Challenge, 30th December 2019 – Spread the Word

We hope that you had a wonderful Christmas time, and are ready to see in the new year (and decade!

The Weekly Challenge, 23rd December 2019 – ‘Tis the Season

The 25th of December is fast approaching and people around the world are getting ready to celebrate Christmas.

The Weekly Challenge, 16th December 2019 – That’s a Wrap

Our friends at ethical men’s clothing brand Brothers We Stand asked us to write them a blog post about seasonal crafting that’s both unique and recyclable.

The Weekly Challenge, 9th December 2019 – Creative Commute

It can often feel like the routines and schedules of daily life leave little time in the day to enjoy our creativity.

The Weekly Challenge, 2nd December 2019 – Enliven the Streets

What is the local high street like where you live?

The Weekly Challenge, 25th November 2019 – Story of a Gift

Which stories are important for you to tell?

The Weekly Challenge, 18th November 2019 – Autumn Days

It’s beginning to look a lot like…the middle of November!

The Weekly Challenge, 11th November 2019 – Starter for 10

Every day is full of things.

The Weekly Challenge, 4th November 2019

This week’s challenge mixes a few of our favourite things – creativity, crafting, and.

The Weekly Challenge, 28th October 2019 – Weather or Not

“The remnants of summer warmth battle it out with the lurking beginnings of winter – and, where the two mix, the weather turns pretty lively.

The Weekly Challenge, 21st October 2019 – The Shape of Design

Are you in or around York this week?

The Weekly Challenge, 14th October 2019 – My Own Exhibition

At 64 Million Artists we believe everyone is creative, and when we use our creativity we can make positive change in our lives and the world around us.

The Weekly Challenge, 7th October 2019 – The Slow GIF Movement

The 10th October is World Mental Health Day, a chance for individuals, communities and organisations around the world to come together to show support for better mental health and wellbeing.

The Weekly Challenge, 30th September 2019

Eastside are an arts education charity working to develop creative thinking with young people.

The Weekly Challenge, 23rd September 2019 – A Happy Home

  Tuesday 24th September is the first ever National Day of Arts in Care Homes.

The Weekly Challenge, 16th September 2019 – The Sound of Silence

‘Silence is not empty.

The Weekly Challenge, 9th September 2019 – In Mi Own Skin

This week’s challenge is set by Miacah, the founder of ‘In Mi Own Skin’ – helping people to look and feel great by bringing substance to style.

The Weekly Challenge, 2nd September 2019 – A Way with Words

‘Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it’ C.

The Weekly Challenge, 26th August 2019 – #MyMusicalSpark

A Creative Childhood This week’s challenge is set by Creative Futures, who work with communities across London and the Southeast to devise and deliver impactful, high quality arts programmes for children, young people and families.

The Weekly Challenge, 19th August 2019 – #AllAgesAugust

This August, United for All Ages is celebrating intergenerational action to improve care, housing, health and learning while addressing loneliness, ageism and division in our society.

The Weekly Challenge, 12th August 2019 – Kick Cartoon

This week’s challenge is a Kick in the Creatives!

The Weekly Challenge, 5th August – #Freewheeling

August 8th is Cycle to Work Day!

The Weekly Challenge, 29th July 2019 – Art Time Machine

“The idea of story writing for the sake of it is increasingly considered the preserve of children.

The Weekly Challenge, 22nd July 2019 – Scents of Humour

This week’s challenge is the pawfect antidote to Mondays.

The Weekly Challenge, 15th July 2019 – Challenge 59

A famous fast-food restaurant once promised to serve its customers in 59 seconds.

The Weekly Challenge, 8th July 2019 – Nature in Focus

Nature is the proud home of many of the textures, shapes, patterns and colours that inspire art.

The Weekly Challenge, 1st July 2019 – Squiggling

Pick up your pens, and get ready to squiggle… This week’s challenge is set by PACT Creative (Play Act Create Transform), who work to celebrate the transformative power of creativity & play in all areas of life.

The Weekly Challenge, 24th June 2019 – Fly The Flag

“Can you name your human rights?

The Weekly Challenge, 17th June 2019 – The Great Outdoors

Summer has arrived and it’s time to get outdoors!

The Weekly Challenge, 10th June 2019 – #CreativityAndWellbeing

Hooray, It’s Creativity and Wellbeing Week!

The Weekly Challenge, 3rd June 2019 – Eye-Spy Nature

Spring has sprung and Summer is singing!

The Weekly Challenge – 27th May 2019

There are more than 64 Million everyday artists in the UK (and 7.

The Weekly Challenge, 20th May 2019 – Put Down Your Passion

64 Million Artists is lucky enough to welcome new team member Rosie on a paid work experience scheme through community arts organisation All Change.

The Weekly Challenge, 13th May 2019 – #GetCreativeFestival

It’s time to Get Creative!

The Weekly Challenge, 6th May 2019 – An Eye for Detail

April was #AutismAwarenessMonth and this week’s Challenge is designed to keep the conversation going and growing.

The Weekly Challenge, 29th April 2019 – It’s Not Your Birthday But…

This week’s Challenge is set by It’s Not Your Birthday But…,champions of the lost art of letter writing, who connect people through letters, words and visual arts.

The Weekly Challenge, 22nd April 2019 – I’m Not Just A Consumer, I…

To recognise and celebrate Earth Day on the 22nd April, this week’s Challenge is posed by environmental charity Global Action Plan and innovation consultants New Citizenship Project: We think that the term “consumer” has a lot to answer for.

The Weekly Challenge, 15th April 2019 – How to…?

At 64 Million Artists we believe everyone is creative, and when we use our creativity we can make positive change in our lives and the world around us.

The Weekly Challenge, 1st April 2019 – 50 in 15

Pens, pencils and sense of humour at the ready…This week’s Challenge is set by our friends at Sketch Appeal!

The Weekly Challenge, 25th March 2019 – An Exhibition of Ourselves

Life is full of all sorts of stories, adventures, ideas and experiences.

The Weekly Challenge, 18th March 2019 – Living On Purpose

What are the issues in life and the world around you that get you thinking, acting and doing?

The Weekly Challenge, 11th March 2019 – Common Ground

Spring is springing – embrace the spring in your step!

The Weekly Challenge, 4th March 2019 – BookFace

The readers, writers, storytellers and book lovers amongst us, get ready – Thursday 7th March is World Book Day!

The Weekly Challenge, 25th February 2019 – Consequences Story!

64 Million Artists and Gateshead Libraries have teamed up to create ArtDiamonds – a three year project running across Gateshead libraries with the aim of engaging local people in creative and cultural activities.

The Weekly Challenge 2019 – Cocktail Creator!

This week’s creative challenge is set by Ray from Simply Create.

The Weekly Challenge, 11th February 2019 – Mirror Mirror

This week’s challenge is set by Charlotte Penn – a mover and shaker from Croydon.

The Weekly Challenge – 4th February 2019, Weekly Wigs!

Today is World Cancer Day, and the perfect day to introduce you to Hana.

Weekly Challenge, 24th December – The Twelve Words of 2018

Christmas Eve has arrived, and before we know it we will be waving off 2018, and welcoming in the New Year.

Weekly Challenge – 17th December- Santa’s Litter Helpers

‘Tis the season of giving…and of recycling our waste!

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!