The year 2020 was dominated, of course, by the Covid-19 global pandemic. Since developing a vaccine was beyond my capacities, I instead sought to be useful by, er, doing things on the internet, a not wholly original idea.
- Creativity Conversations – mentoring and support
Mentoring, support and coaching on your creative ideas and projects. (Summer phase, with all proceeds to Black Lives Matter Toronto. Fall phase, free of charge).
- The Black Mosaic
A virtual hub for Black creatives in Toronto, based around artistic reflection and feedback. (Led by Mir Asoh, but I am supporting them to develop it).
- Your Creative Self highlight videos
Your Creative Self is a Ryerson elective course running in fall 2020. Each week we edit and post a 6-minute video of the best bits, which appear on this playlist.
- Artscape series 1: ‘Keys to Creativity’
Six free creativity workshops on Zoom, hosted by Artscape Launchpad, in April-May 2020.
- Artscape series 2: ‘Making it Happen’
Six more free creativity workshops on Zoom, hosted by Artscape Launchpad, in July-August 2020.
- Creativity Everything podcast
Twelve episodes talking to all kinds of creators about all kinds of creativity.
- New video on ‘identity’ for UK A and AS Level students
Trying to help out those UK students who have to write about ‘Gauntlett’ on ‘identity’.
- New music
Continuing my music-making.
I have also been writing my new book, Creativity.
Also, in 2021 we launched the Creativity Everything Connection Fellowships, which offer seven rising creatives a few different kinds of support from Creativity Everything, as well as a mini-bursary of $1,250 each.
And in 2021 we launched the research project Reframing Creativity, which in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic asks: How do creative people adapt and refocus in challenging times, and what lessons can we learn from them?