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The January Challenge 2023 is here! This year, all of the challenges have been designed by different individuals and community groups across the UK. There is a really varied mix of challenges coming up - and we can’t wait to see where this month takes us. Learn more about how we created this years programme here
To get us started, today’s challenge is from David Tovey, a member of the Associates Leadership Programme at Arts & Homelessness International. The Associates Programme is the first cultural leadership programme in history for creatives who are or have been homeless. Meet the associates here.
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David tells us more about the inspiration behind his challenge in the video below! Visit David's website and the Museum of Homelessness he references in the video.

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Think of an object that you own, or wear, that has some kind of a story attached to it. Imagine your object on display in an exhibition. Tell the story of your object, as if it was written on the plaque next to the display. What would you say?
Welsh Translation: 
Meddylia am rywbeth rwyt yn berchen arno, neu'n ei wisgo, sydd â stori'n gysylltiedig ag o. Dychmyga fod y gwrthrych yn cael ei arddangos rywle. Adrodda stori'r gwrthrych, fel pe byddai wedi ei ysgrifennu ar y plac drws nesaf iddo yn yr arddangosfa. Beth fyddet ti'n ei ddweud?
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What type of room or setting would your object be displayed in and why?
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Share your response with friends and family and invite them to join in! 
Share your responses with #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. 
Read our top tips for accessible sharing on social media here. 

A note from 64 Million Artists: 
There is no wrong or right way to take part in The January Challenge. People take part in all sorts of ways! Here are some examples: 
  • Sharing the challenges with your community group or workplace  and creating responses together
  • Creating a WhatsApp group with friends or family to share responses
  • Sharing responses on social media in our friendly Facebook Group, or on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #TheJanuaryChallenge
  • Individually, keeping responses to yourself 
Anything goes. 
There is no pressure to complete the challenge everyday of the month, if simply reading the prompt brings new thoughts each day, or you create a physical response 31 days of the month, we encourage you to take part in a way that works best for you!

See you tomorrow, 
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from the team at 64 Million Artists
P.s. Why not invite a friend to join The January Challenge and kickstart a little connection with others?