“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.”
- Louisa May Alcott
A manifesto has three basic components: beliefs, goals and wisdom.
Famous examples of manifestos include The Ten Commandments, Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream Speech and Apples Here’s to the Crazy Ones advertising campaign.
Your personal creativity manifesto can be for your eyes and ears alone or you may wish to share it with others.
A creativity manifesto is a declaration of your intentions, motives or views.
Write down a list of the emotions you feel when you are being critically attacked, whether it’s by others or yourself.
Now write down the things you’d need to hear to keep those emotions at bay. What does your inner artist need to hear to encourage them to start again?
Get inspired by reading what others have written.