My artist friend Jo Bowen and I (a doctor and vet) founded cRxeate. in 2019 as an online forum to help support and mentor doctors, dentists and vets in their creativity. As you can see from our project name, we aren't simply 'create' but - c Rx eate. That's because we want anyone who Rx (ie prescribes) to feel that they can be part of, and share their work with, a creative group.
Creativity is a way forward out of fatigue and self erosion. It enriches through self expression and helps us with perception, exploration and curiosity. It's as much for people involved in science as art. It fosters the imagination, good processing and a range of ways of thinking. Research on creativity provides increasing evidence that it is vital to health of clinicians and the practise of good person centred medicine too.
At cRxeate. we can network with others in the use of any of the expressive or creative arts. We feature a big range of creativity interests, the arts and hobbies.
We encourage interested people to join the forum and maybe come to a creativity cafe we run occasionally (once lockdown has ended of course.) We have many practical, everyday and online resources and links for you to engage with. We now have many 40 cRxeate. Fellows - people passionate about their creativity field and some associated scientists and artists interested in medicine- who can help you make the most of your own creativity. We are also showcasing our inspirational cRxeate. Fellow artists. Do take a look at our 'showcase gallery' which rotates every month. Each artist represented there shares more of their story through their links.
So, once you've taken the plunge and are looking through our website, you can keep in contact with us by subscribing to our newsletter (on the Home page) and share your know-how and make creativity deepen for yourself and others. Oh, and do please tell your colleagues and friends!
Twitter @crxeate hashtag is #cRxeate
together we can make art!