100 Stars in the Sky is a self-supporting mentoring tool inviting creative practitioners to choose a selection of tips as guides for any given project, situation or process. The collection of tips, or stars, becomes a personal constellation. Each tip comes with steps to help you reach that star. The aim is to help artists discuss how they can navigate creative projects involving audiences and communities without feeling overwhelmed. The collection is a shareable resource that helps us care for ourselves and one another.
Starting as a social media campaign then a printed deck of stars is available for mentoring workshops and purchase. Follow the stars!
Own your own set!
The printed Box Set version launched in London. Invite here.
After the launch the Box Set will be available to purchase on the ALAS website.
‘100 stars offers a playful way to explore one’s creative process, work through creative blocks, help with ideas around collaboration and ignite inspiration. In a time when conditions for the arts seem to darken, 100 stars bring light, urgently needed by artists, students and people in care, in order to remind ourselves that it’s possible to keep going.’ – Eirini Kartsaki, East15 Acting School, University of Essex.
‘Absorbing the wonderful 100 Stars in the Sky series, I was struck by how much wisdom is contained in each message that is relevant to my work. I train and mentor journalists and activists around the world who are interested in “following the money”. Whether you are working with an artist or journalist (and they can be one and the same!), there are some core principles, mindsets and desired outcomes that apply. 100 Stars in the Sky has captured them in a succinct, accessible and powerful way. We need to reach for these stars!’ – Nick Mathiason, Founder and co-director, Finance Uncovered.
How was this developed?
100 Stars was developed through the research work of ALAS director R.M. Sánchez-Camus through his work in creative workshop delivery combined with 10 years working as part of a creative therapeutic team. Informing the work is also an interest in and research of First Nation knowledge from indigenous Latin-America as well as the North American and European health and wellbeing movement. 100 Stars is in no way affiliated to or informed by Recovery Star programme. As with all socially engaged projects this self-mentoring tool is also a process that welcomes collaboration and development into future iterations.
Want to download and print out you own constellation?
You can access each star as a downloadable JPEG here.
100 Stars in the Sky Instagram campaign – over 100 days, starting on the 1st of August 2022 at sunset, a new star appeared, uploaded to the @100starsinthesky Instagram. Catch up on our posts below: