Looking to get those creative juices flowing? Whether it’s writing a short story, finding out the latest on multi-disciplinarian creative initiatives or drawing a portrait, We have compiled a list of some of the most creative websites to help you think outside of the box and develop creativity.
Sites to generate ideas and fuel your creativity
Feel free to add to the list and tell us about more sites that inspire creativity!
A web app that simulates a coffeehouse ambiance to enhance your creativity.
Coffitivity is based on scientific research that claims that the perfect conditions for creative work are a combination of calm and commotion. As you click play, a busy mix of people chatting, glasses clinking and dishes being cleared transports you to an ambient cafe — even if you’re at home or in an office.
To maximize the Coffitivity experience, you’re encouraged to simultaneously play your favorite tunes just a tad louder than Coffitivity sounds. Just click play, plug in your music, and presto! You’re ready to start creating.
Whether you’re a writer or not, The Poetry Foundation is a great resource for inspiration and creativity. Edgar Allen Poe once said poetry was, “the rhythmical creation of beauty.”
That sounds like a great piece of inspiration to me. Even if you’ve never read poetry before or were forced to in high school, give it a try.
You never know what art it could inspire.”The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.”
According to its website, “99U is Behance’s effort to provide this ‘missing curriculum’ for making ideas happen. Through our Webby Award-winning website, popular events, and bestselling books, we share pragmatic, action-oriented insights from leading researchers and visionary creatives.”
99u is a great place to go to make your ideas happen. They provide many resources for creative people to get their ideas up and running.
A nonprofit web platform committed to sharing the very best content on creativity.
Founded by three talented PhDs, the site highlights creativity from scientific discovery to philosophical debate, from entrepreneurial ventures to educational reform and from artistic expression to technological innovation.
The website covers a breadth of disciplines and includes interviews with leading filmmakers, artists, educators and scientists. The elevated discourse and intellectual approach of The Creativity Post will not only inspire you but will expand your definition of creativity.
A creative music endeavor that gives selected musicians a week to write and perform an original song on a guitar that is then passed from one musician to the next.
One guitar, one week, one song — these are the guidelines of The Acoustic Guitar Project. The project is intended to be a platform of inspiration and creativity for musicians to flex their singer-songwriter muscles.
This unique undertaking poses the challenge of writing and performing an original unedited composition in a week’s time.
The project’s mission is to help musicians reconnect to the original moment that inspired them to be singer-songwriters. For the music lovers out there, the site is a treasure trove of original acoustic compositions that will blow your mind. An extra cool part is that each artist is interviewed, giving a glimpse into their creative process and what inspires them to make music.
Austin Kleon “is a writer and artist living in Austin, Texas.” He is the New York Times best-selling author of the books “Steal Like an Artist,” “Show Your Work,” and “Newspaper Blackout.” On his personal blog, he writes about creativity, art, and sometimes his personal life.
Pinterest is, “the visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas.” While some people use Pinterest to “pin” their dream life, it’s an awesome tool to save, curate, and share your work.
I use Pinterest when I’m working on a play for research, to find new writing ideas, and yes I do pin the occasional (dozen) crafts I may never make.