CREATIVE PRISM is a quarterly talk-series that features hand-selected creative minds who share insights on HOW to live a more creative life.
Creative minds share their insights they learned from their (side) projects, their habits, how they use creativity to enrich their lives or unconventional views on creativity.
Attendees leave with inspiration for action, tools, hacks to live a creative lifestyle or new perspectives. They connect over shared interests and projects.
We all explore and celebrate creative endeavors in our local community.
+ WHY SHOULD I COME?
This format is right for you if you want to hear how local community members - everyday people - use creativity and design to enrich their personal lives, shape their environment and create impact.
You should come if you want to connect to the local creative community in an accessible format.
+ WHY SHOULD I SHARE MY EXPERIENCES?
You inspire curious minds to express themselves through creativity and design. Sharing your experiences on your creative endeavors, creativity habits and design techniques also helps you to reflect.
+ HOW DOES THIS RUN DOWN?
It's simple: We meet for roughly 1,5 hours.
People arrive and we use a few minutes for welcoming and introductory words. There might also be a short warm-up for the sake of connection.
Then, up to three community members shortly share their perspectives before we open it up for a quick Q&A. We keep the speaker input short intentionally (10-15 minutes each) as we'd love to hear the essence of their respective experience.
The last part is to connect and network over a drink or for impromptu input.
+ WHAT WILL I HEAR THERE?
This format exists to get to know local creative minds, their creative (side) projects and their use of design. It's a format to connect in a meaningful way over common interests and with regard to potential collaborations.
It's not about featuring experts or pros (top down) but rather anybody who uses creativity and design in his or her life and thinks that others can benefit from their story (peer to peer).
+ CAN YOU GIVE A FEW EXAMPLES FOR TOPICS
Sure. Here are 3 examples that would fit very well to Creative Prism. The spectrum is large and focuses on people's creative lifestyle.
Hans is a PhD and works as scientist at the university. He researches in a very narrow field and in exactly defined experiment settings. Lately, he started to work on an arts project that involves various people. He never had anything to do with arts and so he presents the "clash of two worlds" and how he integrates both in his life.
Ask: What are some unconventional aspects on creativity?
Emily's day job is at a local bank. A few weeks ago she started working on a side project of hers: a financial literacy book that shares tips on money management in a captivating fictional story. She needed to establish very strict writing habits in order to progress. At Creative Prism she shares her insights.
Ask: What are creative projects worth sharing and which habits, behaviours, tools and attitudes do they require?
Sina is a team lead in a multinational company and responsible for innovation. She hates the idea that one person is responsible for innovation and decided to "outsource" this task to all the employees. At Creative Prism she showcases leadership styles, that grow creativity in others.
Ask: How can we lead for creativity, foster creative communities and spark creative confidence in others?
+ WHICH TOPICS ARE NO GOOD FIT FOR THIS FORMAT?
Glad you asked. Creative Prism is not about:
- It's not an event for traditional start-up/project pitches (there are plenty of other great formats in Vienna)
- It's not a sales event or consultant meetup (not even if well disguised)
- It's not about finding clients here
- It's not an event for lofty or too abstract messages
- It's not about reducing creativity to arts or design to aesthetics