Creating a story in the home is one way to increase appreciation for imagination. Begin with "Once upon a time . . ." and see what comes next as you go around the dinner table or take turns at the computer. Visit an historical site in your area; imagine what its people were like years ago. Go to an art or photography gallery; pick out a beautiful scene and imagine what it would be like to live there.
The lives of artists revealed on video or in biographies, memoirs, and autobiographies show us the kind of determination and support needed to sustain our inner artist. Sponsor a film festival or a book reading about the creative life; invite artists in your community to serve on a panel afterwards to answer questions from the audience.
Volunteer to be a storyteller or reader at the local library, bookstore, hospital, senior center, church, synagogue, or other community center.