The National Creativity Network
Vision and Mission Statement
Approved by the NCN Board, 2 April 2015
A vibrant and flourishing North America where imagination, creativity, and innovation are routinely valued, skillfully applied, and continuously expanded.
The National Creativity Network engages, connects, informs, promotes, and counsels cross-sector stakeholders who skillfully use imagination, creativity and innovation to foster vibrant and flourishing individuals, institutions and communities across North America.
OUR CORE BELIEFS:
- Imagination is the bedrock of human creativity and remains an underdeveloped and under-utilized resource.
- Creativity is present in every human being and can be further nurtured and developed.
- Innovation entrepreneurially figures out how to make creative ideas function well in the real world at a scale that matters.
- A desirable future for institutions, communities, and societies depends upon continuously finding imaginative, creative, and innovative solutions to profound and complex challenges.
- Supportive environments are essential to the unleashing of imagination, expression of creativity, and realization of innovation.
NCN’s EXISTS TO:
- Spark local, regional, state and provincial, and national movements to create environments—in homes, schools, workplaces, communities and public offices—where every person is inspired to grow creatively.
- Develop grassroots networks of organizations and regions to facilitate the exchange of ideas, models and “best questions” as well as providing support and processes for those who want to take part.
- Serve as a national and international thought leader and influential policy voice for matters related to imagination, creativity, and innovation.
- Seek new national and global partners whom we can engage, connect, understand, and promote.
- Provide high quality, synthesized, and timely information across geographies, sectors, problems, activities, and needs.
- Facilitate cross-sectoral (education, commerce, culture, and government) and cross-regional work that tackles difficult and perennial obstacles to progress in North America.