This project is for creative people to find inspiration and accountability from one another while participating in a 52-week self-directed creative project of your choice. Fuel your creativity, become more disciplined in thinking about and capturing your creative ideas, learn to share your work, and move closer to being a more active participant in your creative field.
"I am both a painter and printmaker. I was discouraged as a young eighteen year old that to become a painter was a definite no. Please, no matter your dream, do not let it go. Each of us has a gift and it is up to us to make it happen. Doors will open, I promise! When the right situation arrives one must step up to the challenge. Joining The 52 Project gave me group support to go beyond myself. Writing and rewriting is the GOLDEN TICKET to clarity and the dream! Hang on for the ride!!
The annual fee is $200.52, the project is valued at $340. Sign-up by Saturday, December 31, and receive a special 52 notebook, or sign-up in person with a friend and both will receive a special 52 tote bag.
A unique benefit to participating in The 52 Project is the ability to submit an exhibit/performance proposal to be juried by the art museum for a possible mini-exhibit in Winter 2021.
New this year! For those who can’t make the workshops, don’t feel left out, become a virtual 52 participant. For $52, receive exclusive digital access to The 52 Project group page. You can upgrade at any time. Learn more about being a Virtual Participant below.
If you haven't signed up yet and want more information, join us at the free orientation meeting on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 10 a.m.–10:45 a.m. If you like what you hear, you can sign up at the end of the meeting and stay for the first official meeting of The 52 Project 2020 at 11 a.m.
Please contact Katie Hernandez, Interpretation Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Virtual Participant program is an opportunity for creative people who can’t commit to the full 52 Project and come to the meetings in person, or who cannot actively participate in their creative field, but want to fuel their creativity and become more disciplined in thinking about and capturing their creative ideas.
How does it work?
Virtual participants will receive exclusive digital access to The 52 Project Facebook group page so you can connect with like-minded artists, access experts, share your progress, and reconnect throughout your creative journey. Receive a calendar with activities and challenges you’ll participate in throughout the year. Plus, you'll receive invitations to the 52 Project members-only activities. The goal is to inspire, keep you accountable, and help fuel your creativity. We’ll check in, assign deadlines, and you’ll share on the group page.
Introduction to The 52 Project and an overview of how it works for Virtual Participants.
February: Mind Maps
Introduction to mind maps and how to use them.
March: Meet an Artist
Learn about an artist and how their work came to be known.
Learn about storytelling in art and how it can improve your work.
May: Observation in Nature
We’re going to get out of our repetitive environment and experience the outdoors by taking a walk or a drive outside.
June: Fifteen Seconds of Brilliance
Learn to capture your brilliance in your journals.
July: Book Club: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, by Elizabeth Gilbert
August: Dark, Enjoy Summer!
September: Virtual Museum Visit
Visit a museum from the comfort of your home.
October: Book Club: The Artist’s Journey: The Wake of the Hero’s Journey and the Lifelong Pursuit of Meaning, by Steven Pressfield
November: Do Something New
Create using a new medium.
December: Bright Spots
Share your bright spots from your creative year.