Hosted by poet and creative coach Mark McGuinness, The 21st Century Creative podcast helps you succeed as a creative professional amid the demands, distractions, and opportunities of the 21st century.
Each episode features insights from Mark and interviews with outstanding creators – including artists, writers, performers, commercial creatives, directors, producers, entrepreneurs and other creative thought leaders.
You can also take part in the Creative Challenge set by Mark’s guest at the end of every episode.
The show is released in seasons of 10 episodes – and every season is carefully composed, with a balance of topics including creativity, personal and professional development, and creative entrepreneurship, as well as guests drawn from a range of creative fields.
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New for Season 5 of the podcast is The 21st Century Creative Patreon Group, where you can get more help from Mark via Goal-setting and Accountability Videos, Members’ Q&A Sessions and other insights and tips not featured on the podcast.
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Season Six: The CREATIVE DISRUPTION Season
This season I’m doing something different: every episode features an interview with a creator whose work was disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, and who rose to the challenge by doing something new and creative in response.
I’m focusing on the arts and creative industries that have been most disrupted – including theatre, music, TV and film production, in-person live events and experiences. I also did my best to get a global perspective on the crisis – I have stories from creatives in seven different countries spread across five continents.
In which we identify the big challenges and opportunities for 21st century creatives, discover that fiction is often truer than truth, explore the virtual worlds of the future, resist the seductions of email, and reconnect with our authentic voices.
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