70 Things to Do Daily for Culture Right Now

The hashtag #70things is the online campaign for the 70th anniversary of Arts Council England. It is an excellent example for cultural activists of how to engage audiences in addition to being a nice challenge to make the next 70 days more fun. We have selected the most inspiring tasks for your creative week. Below you can download the full to-do list.


“Attend a lecture or talk about art in your area.” Fortunately, today public lectures are a trend, and you can certainly find few opportunities in your city. But, if any had interested you, look for new knowledge in our online courses. You can learn how to set business strategies for the creative industries or how to mount your own advocacy campaign.



“Find a temporary or touring exhibition at a museum or art gallery and write your own review.” It is a good idea for spending time alone or with friends as well as improving your writing skills. If you want to learn how to create an engaging text or press release for a cultural initiative, take a look at the tips in this handbook



“Listen to an author talk about their work.” The #70things guide suggests visiting a lecture at a library or bookstore near you. Also, you can read the interview with the contemporary poet from Azerbaijan, Leyli Salayeva. In it you will find tips and recommendations on how to achieve recognition for your own poetry.



“Enjoy an opera, dance or theatre performance at your local cinema.” It is a good idea for spending an evening. If you want to learn about a performance atypical of theatre, read this interview about the Ukrainian project that combines inclusion practices, documentary and media arts.



“Watch a performance in an unusual place.” If there are any events near you, plan the journey exploring creative spaces around the EU. Use the Design Handbook for Cultural Centres to choose the most unusual spots, such as the art space in a Slovak train station or the music hall on a ship in Budapest.


Saturday and Sunday

For weekends you can choose actions that are easy to combine with resting after a busy week. For example, “write a poem on a piece of paper and leave it in a public place for someone else to find”. Or find a “piece of art that you made when you were a child, perhaps from your school days, and share at #70things”.

Find more actions at: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/sites/default/files/download-file/70things%20-%20what%20will%20you%20do.pdf 
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