With limited time, energy, and resources, Californians who are working but struggling economically still find ways to exercise their creativity.
We asked participants about how they practice their ability to create and why they’re passionate about those activities. The answers — and topic — is of particular interest at The James Irvine Foundation, which has recognized and supported the role that the arts and creative expression plays for individuals, communities, and society at large.
Creative expression takes many forms, from problem solving, to cooking, to painting. We spoke to students who DJ after school, moms who love to cook for their families, and volunteers at community theaters. In spite of the pressures of their day-to-day lives, many Californians make time for creative activities.