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WAHWN is a rapidly expanding network of colleagues delivering arts and health work in Wales. This challenge came from a Welsh Language 'breakout room' during 64 Million Artists Zoom workshop with network members.
“The January Challenge is a fantastic creative resource that is accessible to everyone. What is most exciting for us is that it enables individuals and groups from across the UK to create a virtual community – through taking part, people can become part of a national movement to acknowledge and celebrate the wellbeing benefits of being creative every day. And of course, we are super excited this year that the resources will be available in the Welsh language – bendegedig!” - WAHWN
Pictured below is WAHWN in action, a younger and older woman sit side by side taking part in a exercise class, alongside a photo of Alaw Owen during our Zoom workshop.
This year, we are so pleased that The January Challenge is fully available in the Welsh Language, with thanks to support from the Arts Council of Wales.
This includes The Champions Pack - a free resource which includes all 31 challenges ahead of time - for people who want to use The January Challenge to engage with the groups around them at work or in their local community.
Create an imprint of your hand or foot, in or with natural materials. Leave behind a trace of yourself, or take it inside.
Gwna siâp dy law neu dy droed, mewn neu gyda deunyddiau naturiol. Cei ei adael tu allan, neu ei gario i mewn i'r tŷ neu'r gweithle.
Now that you’ve left your imprint on nature, think about the impact nature has on your life.
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
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!