“I don’t search, I find”

Picasso

“There is no new art. There are new artists. The new artist must be completely faithful to him or herself, must be a creator, must be capable of building his or her own foundations directly and alone, without depending on the past or tradition… the formula is his or her antithisis”

Egon Schiele

“Without art life would be a mistake”
Friederich Nietzsche

“I close my eyes in order to see”

Paul Gauguin

“The work of the artist is always to deepen the mystery”

Francis Bacon

“What proceeds from an internal necessity of the soul is beautiful”

Wassily Kandinsky

Received Ideas

Below you will find a list of different activities that can be carried out during the “European Day of Artistic Creativity” in the cities taking part in the CreArt Network. Each city/institution will have the opportunity to choose which one/s suit best to its context and can be adapted to specific requirements, according to the nature of the organization; museums, theatres, conservatories, art colleges, squares, streets, educational centres, exhibition spaces, etc. The present activities are only open proposals and they can be used as a springboard to create new kinds of activities.
The order of the following proposal of activities has nothing to do with the relevance of the recommendation:

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To prepare different proposals for tours for people so they will be able to choose between different kinds of itineraries. This can be achieved through maps or online, with different colours for each route.

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The organization of artistic performances at the entrance of museums, as a lure and sample of other types of talent. It is suggested to ask for their collaboration as volunteers.

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To record a presentation video of the event to arouse the curiosity of viewers and persuade them to leave the comfort of their homes and participate in the event.

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To create apps for smartphones, to download routes in order to visit the city in a different, attractive and creative way.

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To organize in an appropriate place (hall of a museum, exhibition rooms, etc) an interview between groups of children from schools (aged 3-6) and a local artist/musician. Previously the children would have been talking at school about what an artist is and what creativity is, and would have also prepared their questions. The interview would be recorded on video too.

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To authorize a public area (square, park, central street) for artists to develop their projects in situ, allowing people to see the artistic process and enhancing (through a network of volunteers, for example) the interaction between people and artists.

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To suggest that local artists open their studios to the public. In this way, interested members of the public could see the artists’ work places. The opening of the studio could be accompanied by an explanation by the artist. Guided tours around the different studios could also be organised. The artists would send their approval to the web site and also provide information to advertise the visit to the studio.