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Fostering Creativity

An Old, New Art Form Your City Needs: Graffiti

John M. Eger | Posted 11.19.2015 | Arts
John M. Eger

Across the world graffiti is labeled a nuisance by government officials and citizens alike. Increasingly, however, some communities see graffiti as a new art form that ought to be nurtured and seen as an expression of a vibrant culture and a forward thinking community.

InnOvation STEAM Awards Given to 8 Schools

John M. Eger | Posted 11.16.2015 | Education
John M. Eger

In Washington, D.C. earlier this month, The Ovation Foundation, the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and Americans for the Arts met to formally recognize 10 schools who "use the arts to make STEM subjects more accessible and engaging to students and are able to mutually strengthen arts and STEM learning."

How to Keep Your Team Creatively Inspired

Gabrey Means | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business
Gabrey Means

One of the biggest challenges CMOs face is ensuring that their teams continue to deliver fresh thinking for their brands. Though many brands lean heavily on their agency partners for great creative, this is a skill that should never be entirely outsourced.

Maximize Your 2015 Achievements and Stay Calm Through the Festive Season by Getting Creative

Katherine Parrott | Posted 11.03.2015 | Arts
Katherine Parrott

As we begin November, 2015 is rapidly coming to an end. We often feel the squeeze to tick off the year's goals and end the year on a high. My tip for making the most of the rest of the year is to combat end-of-year madness by getting creative!

Your Vulnerability Is Beautiful

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.27.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

In order to succeed, you've got to put it all out there, and share all the parts of you with the world, not just the ones that are left when you cleanly tuck all the messy stuff behind the veil.

Aliveness, Purpose and Potency

Success 3.0 | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Success 3.0

To ensure a successful future for our species and our planet, the evolution of consciousness is the most critical imperative of our time.

California Launches Effort Promoting Art and Culture Districts

John M. Eger | Posted 10.18.2015 | Arts
John M. Eger

Governor Brown, Craig Watson, and Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) who introduced AB 189, all undoubtedly see the connections between the arts and creativity and, in turn, between creativity and innovation.

4 Ways to Shift Your Brain and Get Fresh New Business Ideas

Maria Ross | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business
Maria Ross

If you're bored and new ideas just aren't coming to you, sounds like you need to shake things up. Here are four ways you can shift your thinking and generate creative business ideas -- not to mention contribute to your mental well-being.

Freedom to Create

Jill L. Ferguson | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Jill L. Ferguson

Children create naturally, but as we age and take on more responsibilities, we may not feel we have the time for such things. Yet everything in life, including us, exists because of creative energy.

The Global Search for Education: A Haven for Artists and More

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.01.2015 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

In an age when global competencies are seen as a critical component of a holistic education, exposure to different people's arts is a powerful way to connect and learn about each other.

Can 500 Cameras Change Refugee Children's Lives?

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 09.30.2015 | Arts
Bibbi Abruzzini

All Photographs (c) Zakira, Courtesy of Zakira The refugee crisis is all over the news. The European Union home affairs ministers will hold emergen...

Taking a New Perspective on the Creative Process

Advertising Week | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Advertising Week

By Mike Mitra, Art Director, Drumroll We all have creative minds, I don't care who you are or what you do.  Face it, you're a creative person. Remem...

Imagination and the Imagined

Dan Rockmore | Posted 09.22.2015 | Science
Dan Rockmore

There's inspiration, but generally only coupled with perspiration - and not just the kind that you make while charging away on the exercise bike.

7 Simple Steps To Developing Creativity In Your Life

Mehdi Toozhy | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Mehdi Toozhy

There are two hindrances that can stop your creativity. They are your external and internal barriers. Things that limit your imagination or inspiration are internal barriers and examples of external obstacles are weak expression or presentation skills.

5 Ways to Turn Your Angst Into Creative Fuel

Ebonie Allard | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Ebonie Allard

So here are five ways that I have found really beneficial in turning my angst into creative fuel.

Why Right Brain Thinkers Will Rule the World

Amber Kane | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Amber Kane

When I first sat down at the loom, after a few years away, I was excited to create, but didn't trust my own voice or vision, I felt like I had to follow a pattern, and a put a check after each step on the very long list of weaving directions.

An Interview With School of Visual Arts' Creativity Master Richard Wilde on His New Book, The Process: A New Foundation in Art and Design

Christopher Lee Nutter | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts
Christopher Lee Nutter

Disruptive ideas. Innovation. Creativity. These buzz words drive the conversations in branding, business, visual design and the arts. And all three boil down to the same pressing question -- how do you create something new?

Want to Be More Creative? Find Solitude.

Megan K. McAvoy | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Megan K. McAvoy

If you want to be more creative, then find some time to step out of your comfort zone, and into a place of quiet. Turn off the phone, step away from social media, and you just might find the answers that you're looking for.

Why Public Education isn't Working

Amber Kane | Posted 06.12.2015 | Education
Amber Kane

The creative teacher cannot easily be defined, as they change, evolve, and adapt to the needs of their students and to their environment. The creative teacher may not remain stagnate as they go on a journey with their students to explore, understand, and develop creative thought.

Prolific Facebook Poster

Edie Weinstein | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

My intention always is to provoke thought, open minds and hearts, as well as to make the world a kinder and more loving place, collectively. Are there times when people's comments push my buttons? Sure. If I find myself wanting to react viscerally, I take a step back and breathe, asking myself how I want to respond instead.

What I Learned After 30 Straight Days Of Blogging

Jonas Ellison | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonas Ellison

Thirty days ago, I was creatively stuck. But here's the thing: The mind is deeper than you can ever imagine. It's only when you get it circulating that you start to see its true potential. And after 30 days of blogging, I'm merely skimming the top. Creativity is infinite possibilities.

Suits & Singers: 4 Simple Truths Business Leaders Can Learn From Songwriters

Peter Himmelman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Peter Himmelman

It's widely assumed that there's not much to tie business people and musicians together. Their clothes are different, their terminology's different, their products are different; but the needs of these two seemingly disparate types are remarkably similar. Here's how.

Fixation vs. Focus: How to Be Naturally and Powerfully Creative

Julie Daley | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Daley

Awareness and the wisdom of the body allow us to channel our life force to create with intention, while at the same time following the guiding hand of life. It's all a dance with life. We meet life and life meets us. It takes trust, and it takes being a willing, open dance partner.

The Risks Of Never Reaching Inside Your Own Chest

Iain S. Thomas | Posted 05.18.2015 | Arts
Iain S. Thomas

Here's the truth: You'll never know what's in your heart unless you reach inside your own chest and squeeze it. It sounds painful. It sounds dangerous. This is mainly because it is.

Stimulating Brain Waves May Boost Creativity And Ease Depression

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.21.2015 | Science

The secret to stimulating creativity may be to literally stimulate the brain. In a new study, scientists at the University of North Carolina at Ch...