I know so many people who talk about how they used to do these creative things in high school – “I used to be in choir!” “I used to do school musicals!” “I used to take art classes!”
But then they took a 10-20 year break from it.
And they’re so happy when they finally get back into the arts scene!
“I don’t know why I didn’t get back into it sooner!” “I missed this so much!”
Maybe you’ve taken a little break from your creative hobby? Maybe you wish you could you could get back to it? Maybe you’re not sure how?
Here’s how to join the creative community:
Audition for a show.
Google your city and the word auditions. You never know what might come up! Or if you know of any community theatre companies in your area, go straight to their website and see what’s coming up. I’ve had some amazing experiences as a result of auditioning for local theatre.
Join a choir.
Choirs are fun communities. Imagine spending an hour or two a week making music with a group of 20-100 people who love singing just as much as you do. Doesn’t that sound spectacular??
Attend all the workshops.
If you’re in a big enough community, there will be people visiting and teaching their craft. This goes especially for dancers, actors, musicians and writers, but just keep tabs on your community to see who stops by! It’s an afternoon dedicated to your craft. Quick, easy, and so rewarding.
Visit your local (insert craft here) shop.
So you’re more into woodworking, quilting, sewing, or cooking? Go to your local shop and talk to the owner or employees. See if the store hosts workshops or classes. Purchase a book or some tools of the trade. Get involved!
Take a class.
Community centres host a huge variety of classes. All you need to do is go on the old google machine to find out what strikes your fancy. If you’re into music, maybe check in with local music studios. Check dance studio websites to see if they host adult classes. See if your local university or college hosts creative writing classes.
Volunteer in some other capacity with your organization of choice.
Ask to be an usher at a concert. Ask if the upcoming production needs help painting their set. Volunteer to put up posters. Donate rehearsal space. Offer your computer skills for creating and printing programs. Just go to your favourite creative organization and ask how you can help.
There are lots of different ways to get into the creative community. You just need to decide what you’re into and go for it.
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You can do it, creatives!
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