Let's Get Creative

A high school studio audience joins us with compelling creativity questions.

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Let's Get Creative
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Let's Get Creative

We talk about creativity here on Where We Live every so often... it’s one of our favorite subjects. In fact, this year we’ll be partnering with Connecticut Creates - a consortium of creative people around the state - to have more of these conversations.

Today’s “creative conversation” is thanks to two dozen high school students from Watkinson School in Hartford, who are all pursuing a creative arts diploma in music, film, theater, dance, visual arts, or writing.

They wanted to come by WNPR for a visit, and we invited them to do more than that... we asked them to be a part of a conversation that focuses on the questions that interest them the most.

They want to know how they can use creativity in their lives, and how they might be able to make successful artistic careers. They also want to talk about what makes good art, and how to hone their skills. So we’ve assembled a panel of “creative experts” to talk about just that.

This year, we’ll be partnering with Connecticut Creates, a new collective of thinkers and doers, who are striving to spread creative thought across our state.

So, where do you think creativity comes from? How do you tap into it in your own life?