Creativity Festival Impact Report

Each year, we survey students and teachers after they attend the Creativity Festival. These are the combined results that we produced from the 2023 event.

From the 2023 festival:

students painting during a session

On a scale of 1-5, 94% of students rated Creativity Festival as 4 or 5.

97% of students had never attended the Creativity Festival.

98% of students thought the Creativity Festival presenters provided real-world examples of how to use creativity and problem-solving.

94% learned that creativity is a skill that can be practiced and strengthened.

97% learned that creativity and problem-solving are important skills for everyone.

When asked “What is one thing you learned today?”, students said…

students learning about a model heart

“Storytelling is important.”

“Creativity is important in art, acting, and science.”

“With creativity, you can solve a lot more problems!”

“Creativity is a special skill, and problem-solving gives you creativity.”

“I learned about imagination and creativity, and to follow your gut feeling.”

“You have to practice creativity like a sport.”

“I can be creative with anything and everything!”

Teachers said…

heather willems teaching her session

“This was my first time attending and it was fantastic. My students kept telling me how great and fun the classes were.”

“A great opportunity for students to gain confidence, independence, and apply creative skills.”

“These are opportunities the kids would never otherwise have. I am so grateful we are continuously participating in the program each year.”

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