The Creative Process

The Iteration Project is Giving You the Choreographic Pen Pal You've Always Wanted

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As most creativity/productivity/goal-achieving advice columns will tell you, accountability is key to success—it helps you show up and do the hard work on the days when you really, really don't want to. But what if you're, say, a choreographer who doesn't live in a major dance center and therefore don't have that built-in community support?

Cue The Iteration Project, an online platform that delivers weekly prompts and shares responses from artists working in any medium, anywhere, and its recently announced TIP Partner Program.


The Partner Program pairs TIP users from different locations for one month. They can be dancers, choreographers, writers, visual artists, musicians—anyone who wants to commit to a regular creative practice, or who wants a fresh set of eyes or ears on their work. The duos are provided with a set of conversation starters, access to a 30-day list of prompts and bonus partner prompts, in addition to the weekly ones found every Monday in the free TIP newsletter.

Harper Addison, the Knoxville, TN–based dancer-choreographer who founded TIP in 2016, says, "It's an opportunity for professional artists, hobbyists, and weekend warriors to all meet on common ground. To work one-on-one with a fellow creative for a month. To engage in imperfect creativity. To expand their understanding of the creative process. To hear and see things from a different perspective."

Sign-up for the program, which will run April 15–May 13, is open until April 13 and costs $10.

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