The Weekly Challenge, 21st December – With You For Christmas
21st December 2020
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
14th December 2020
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
7th December 2020
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
30th November 2020
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
23rd November 2020
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!
16th November 2020
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
9th November 2020
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!
2nd November 2020
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
26th October 2020
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!
19th October 2020
This week’s Challenge is from Film Megafan Max, 25 from Southampton.
The Weekly Challenge, 12th October – 100 Leaves
12th October 2020
Autumn has well and truly arrived!
The Weekly Challenge, 5th October – #HelloYellow!
5th October 2020
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”
28th September 2020
This week’s challenge is set by Mia, 13 years old from Hertfordshire.
The Weekly Challenge, 21st September 2020 – #CreativeCommunities
21st September 2020
“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
14th September 2020
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
6th September 2020
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
31st August 2020
t’s Monday morning, Weekly Challenge time AND a Bank Holiday – lucky you!
The Weekly Challenge, 24th August 2020 – A Stitch in Time
24th August 2020
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
17th August 2020
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, 3rd August 2020 – My Secret Garden
3rd August 2020
What does the word ‘nature’ make you think about, or remember?
The Weekly Challenge, 27th July 2020 – Finding the Words
27th July 2020
Francoise Helene is a Canadian Poet living in London.
The Weekly Challenge, 13th July 2020 – Slow Marathon
13th July 2020
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
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
29th June 2020
Kay Rufai is an artist who developed the Mayor of London supported S.
The Weekly Challenge, 15th June 2020 – Mini Golf!
15th June 2020
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
8th June 2020
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
1st June 2020
We’ve created our way through May, and now The Weekly Challenge is back!
The Weekly Challenge, 27th April 2020 – Heart to Heart
27th April 2020
You may have seen some #HeartsForMyHospice popping up in your local community.
The Weekly Challenge, 20th April 2020 – These Things
20th April 2020
This week’s challenge is set by Art Psychotherapist Tracey Downing.
The Weekly Challenge, 13th April 2020 – Micro Poem
13th April 2020
‘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
6th April 2020
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
16th March 2020
“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
9th March 2020
This week’s challenge is from Wednesday’s Child.
The Weekly Challenge 2020 – 2nd March, Places and Spaces
2nd March 2020
Canoe Lake Leisure is a community based tennis organisation in Southsea.
The Weekly Challenge, 24th February 2020 – #Goals
24th February 2020
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
17th February 2020
This week’s challenge is set by The Hub at Wellcome Collection.
The Weekly Challenge 2020, 10th February – The Sound of this Place
10th February 2020
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
3rd February 2020
Welcome to the first Weekly Challenge of 2020!
The Weekly Challenge, 30th December 2019 – Spread the Word
30th December 2019
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
23rd December 2019
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
16th December 2019
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
9th December 2019
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
2nd December 2019
What is the local high street like where you live?
The Weekly Challenge, 25th November 2019 – Story of a Gift
25th November 2019
Which stories are important for you to tell?
The Weekly Challenge, 18th November 2019 – Autumn Days
18th November 2019
It’s beginning to look a lot like…the middle of November!
The Weekly Challenge, 4th November 2019
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
28th October 2019
“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, 14th October 2019 – My Own Exhibition
14th October 2019
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
7th October 2019
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
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
23rd September 2019
Tuesday 24th September is the first ever National Day of Arts in Care Homes.
The Weekly Challenge, 9th September 2019 – In Mi Own Skin
9th September 2019
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
2nd September 2019
‘Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it’ C.
The Weekly Challenge, 26th August 2019 – #MyMusicalSpark
26th August 2019
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
19th August 2019
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
12th August 2019
This week’s challenge is a Kick in the Creatives!
The Weekly Challenge, 5th August – #Freewheeling
5th August 2019
August 8th is Cycle to Work Day!
The Weekly Challenge, 22nd July 2019 – Scents of Humour
22nd July 2019
This week’s challenge is the pawfect antidote to Mondays.
The Weekly Challenge, 15th July 2019 – Challenge 59
15th July 2019
A famous fast-food restaurant once promised to serve its customers in 59 seconds.
The Weekly Challenge, 8th July 2019 – Nature in Focus
8th July 2019
Nature is the proud home of many of the textures, shapes, patterns and colours that inspire art.
The Weekly Challenge, 1st July 2019 – Squiggling
1st July 2019
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, 17th June 2019 – The Great Outdoors
17th June 2019
Summer has arrived and it’s time to get outdoors!
The Weekly Challenge, 3rd June 2019 – Eye-Spy Nature
3rd June 2019
Spring has sprung and Summer is singing!
The Weekly Challenge – 27th May 2019
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
20th May 2019
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, 6th May 2019 – An Eye for Detail
6th May 2019
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…
29th April 2019
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…
22nd April 2019
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…?
8th April 2019
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
1st April 2019
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
25th March 2019
Life is full of all sorts of stories, adventures, ideas and experiences.
The Weekly Challenge, 18th March 2019 – Living On Purpose
18th March 2019
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
11th March 2019
Spring is springing – embrace the spring in your step!
The Weekly Challenge, 4th March 2019 – BookFace
4th March 2019
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!
25th February 2019
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!
18th February 2019
This week’s creative challenge is set by Ray from Simply Create.
The Weekly Challenge, 11th February 2019 – Mirror Mirror
11th February 2019
This week’s challenge is set by Charlotte Penn – a mover and shaker from Croydon.
The Weekly Challenge – 4th February 2019, Weekly Wigs!
4th February 2019
Today is World Cancer Day, and the perfect day to introduce you to Hana.
Weekly Challenge, 24th December – The Twelve Words of 2018
27th December 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
17th December 2018
‘Tis the season of giving…and of recycling our waste!
Weekly challenge, 10th December – See what you can see!
10th December 2018
“Art should not be viewed just as a visual culture but as an essential human process of self exploration and communication.
Weekly Challenge 12th Nov – Talking Trees
12th November 2018
This month, we’re going wild!
Weekly Challenge 5th November – Walking with Nature
5th November 2018
For the next month, we’re going wild!
Weekly Challenge, 29th October – Over to You
29th October 2018
It’s our 10th Gateshead challenge this year!
Weekly Challenge, 22nd October – #WearExperimenting
22nd October 2018
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Weekly Challenge, 15th October – Meals of Tomorrow
15th October 2018
As our population expands and our climate changes, what does the future of food look like?
Weekly Challenge, 1st October – On the Map
1st October 2018
What fun things do you like doing in your local area?
Weekly Challenge, 24th September – The Shape of Autumn
24th September 2018
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
17th September 2018
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…
10th September 2018
Welcome back to Gateshead’s monthly Challenge set by the Council’s Culture team.
Weekly Challenge, 3rd September – Crap Faces
3rd September 2018
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 ♫
27th August 2018
We thought for this week’s challenge we would set an activity here at 64 Million Artists!
Weekly Challenge, 20th August – A Balancing Act
20th August 2018
Over the last few months we have been planning and running the project Creativity in Mind.
Weekly Challenge, 13th August – A Moment in Time
13th August 2018
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, 30th July – That which we call a rose…
30th July 2018
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
23rd July 2018
Over the next 3 weeks we will be having an epic Shakespeare take over!
Weekly Challenge, 16th July – Don’t Worry
16th July 2018
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
9th July 2018
It’s time for our monthly Angel of the North creative challenge.
Weekly Challenge, 2nd July – Summer Jam
2nd July 2018
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
25th June 2018
What communities are you a part of?
Weekly Challenge, 11th June – Spread Your Wings
11th June 2018
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
4th June 2018
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
28th May 2018
Cardboard Citizens, the UK’s only homeless people’s professional theatre company, recently launched their new #CitizensDo campaign.
Weekly Challenge, 21st May – #HowFar100
21st May 2018
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
14th May 2018
It’s been almost a month since our last Gateshead challenge.
Weekly Challenge, 7th May – Make A Splash
7th May 2018
We’ve heard Cass Art is on a mission.
Weekly Challenge, 30th April – Autobiographical Alphabet
30th April 2018
This year we are crowdsourcing our challenges from around the country.
Weekly Challenge, 23rd April – It’s Good News!
23rd April 2018
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
16th April 2018
It’s that wonderful time again, it’s time for Gateshead Council’s monthly creative challenge!
Weekly Challenge, 9th April – #UniteForParkinsons
9th April 2018
This week is Parkinson’s Awareness Week, Wednesday being World Parkinson’s Day.
Weekly Challenge, 2nd April – Positivity!
2nd April 2018
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
26th March 2018
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
19th March 2018
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
12th March 2018
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
5th March 2018
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
26th February 2018
This week’s challenge is set by Kostas Ntanos, the designer behind the brilliant papercraft shop Ntanos.
Weekly Challenge, 19th February – Find the Light
19th February 2018
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
12th February 2018
This week marks the 20th anniversary of Gateshead’s Angel of the North.
Weekly Challenge, 5th February – A Poem of You
5th February 2018
Welcome to the very first Weekly Challenge of the year!