As a Happy Museum Derby Museums, are committed to creating the conditions for wellbeing in their venues.   To reinforce and encourage the benefits of everyday creativity, Derby Museums are teaming up with 64 Million Artists, a national campaign that is working to unlock the potential of everyone in the UK through creativity. For January the whole team are pledging to treat themselves to ten minutes of creativity each day.

In January 2017, 64 Million Artists will launch their annual January Challenge – a fun, free programme of creative tasks and challenges that will be released every day in January, designed to give you a fresh, creative approach to the New Year.

This is the third year of the programme and people are being invited to take part in groups or pairs, getting involved with workmates, families or just getting together a group of friends. Every day participants will get a challenge by email, or can follow the programme on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The challenges will range from drawing, singing, dancing, writing, exploring, cooking, looking and making.

Any other museums up for the challenge?

More information and the link to sign up can be found here:

Happy Museum has also recommends experimenting with Derby Museums ‘Finding Lines’  and the Manchester Playful Museum projects .  The latter inspired the featured portrait which was drawn by our designer Sue Rentoul … with her eyes shut… Can you guess who it is?