Artists Anonymous

Zoom Meetings | Every Monday evening 20:00 - 22:00 (UK time)

Please feel welcome to join the weekly Artists Anonymous I help facilitate, taking place every Monday at 8pm GMT on Zoom. (For calendar ics file click here). Because of security concerns, the meeting may be locked after a while. If you have any problems getting in, text Nikhil on (+44) 7497601721 (Try not to call, as it may interrupt the meeting.) Hope to see you there.

Nikhil

Mar 8, 2021 08:00 PM
Mar 15, 2021 08:00 PM
Mar 22, 2021 08:00 PM
Mar 29, 2021 08:00 PM

Apr 5, 2021 08:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 840 0264 4507 | Passcode: 832769 

Link for meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84002644507?pwd=U2E5Nkx4Rm5HWW5EMUkvY3lSY3grZz09 

 

This meeting format has been adapted from existing 12 step structures as well as other sharing group formats.

  • Chairperson welcomes the group and facilitates a short period of silent reflection.
  • Chairperson reads preamble:
Artists Anonymous is a fellowship of artists who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may recover from their common problem and help others to surrender to their creativity. The only requirement for membership is a desire to fulfill our creative potential. There are no dues or fees for Artists Anonymous membership. We are self-supporting through our own contributions. Artists Anonymous is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to express our creative gifts and help others to achieve artistic freedom.

Chairperson reads Etiquette and Guidelines for Sharing:

  1. Artists Anonymous meetings are strictly confidential.
  2. We follow the time structure of the meeting. We restrict our shares to limits determined by the group conscience, at the beginning of each meeting.
  3. In speaking, we share our experience, strength and hope.
  4. We foster an attitude of unconditional respect for each individual’s creativity.
  5. We are not here to impress, compete or compare. We do not judge, criticize, argue or give advice.
• Chairperson initiates Sharing.


• Chairperson Closes Artists Anonymous Meeting:

In closing, I would like to say that no matter how distanced we may feel from our creative sources, no matter how long it has been since we were in touch with our creative spirit, or how feeble may seem our creative impulses, they are reawakening in our Higher Power’s time, through the support of this group and through our actions, no matter how small or how simple, a day at a time. I may not be able to see my own growth, or even to see my creations as beautiful, but I am able to see yours as inspiring and enriching of my emotional, spiritual and physical world. To celebrate our creative gifts, we humbly apply ourselves, sometimes to the work of art, and sometimes to play.

May Artists Anonymous help us to remember that our art, celebrated, will benefit and feed our own souls first, and the world’s second, for the world hungers as much for this beauty as for food. We meet here together to feed this deeper hunger.