Creative Community & Membership Program
Imagine being a part of a loving, inspiring creative community.
One that helps you reach your creative dreams and have deep fun while you do.
Doors are open now!
- Longing for community with other artists?
- Yearning to make time and space for your art?
- Seeking feedback and encouragement on your creative projects?
- Needing structure, support, and accountability to reach your creative dreams?
If you’re an imaginative, soulful, heart-centered artist…
You know you have to keep taking steps, making art, growing, and sharing your art in order to thrive.
Perhaps you’ve forgotten that. . .
The number one thing established artists talk about benefiting from is creative community.
Creative community means the trusted friends, advisors, mentors, collaborators, and peers that draw out the best in you and help you get where you want to go. The ones who give you valuable feedback and support and connect you to ideas, resources, and opportunities. The ones who inspire you and open new vistas.
We need this as artists.
It’s hard to create in isolation. To keep going without anyone responding to your art. Without anyone to ask questions of or share your ups and downs with. Without the magic of community.
Introducing Brilliant Playmates.
A place for you to…
many ♥ Be a part of a warm, welcoming community that supports and inspires you and offers helpful feedback on your works-in-progress and your creative aspirations.
♥ Receive the structure, support, and accountability you need to follow through on your creative dreams, one step at a time.
♥ Tap into inspiration, new learning, and helpful resources to hone your creations and share them with the world. Remarkable progress happens in our community.
♥ Get lit up by other artists, working in a variety of media, genres, and styles, at all stages of their creative lives. Find collaborators and friends.
Brilliant Playmates brings together heart-centered artists of all kinds to inspire, share, and grow together, so that we can shine in our art and our lives.
Whether you are a dancer, musician, writer, painter, potter, DJ, blacksmith, filmmaker, or your creativity takes any other form, we eagerly welcome you here. We are all about cross-pollination between artists working in different forms. This creates a dynamic creative environment unlike any othere.
We are committed to creating a safe, welcoming space for people of all colors, genders, ages, abilities, and sexual preferences, and to learning and growing from our diversity. Please join us!
You think you should be able to do it by yourself.
But after a while, you begin to lose steam. Inspiration wanes. Doubt creeps in. You get distracted by life.
Maybe you take on too many projects and spin out. Or you hit a roadblock.
You’re not sure of your next steps. Or if what you’re creating is any good. Where do you go?
You need someone to talk to openly about where you are and where you’re headed. Someone to share your work with and hear how it lands. Access to ideas, resources, and peers to help you on your way.
That’s where Brilliant Playmates comes in.
Most artists don’t fulfill their creative dreams because…
They lack support. Collaborators, friends, mentors, guidance, direction, and encouragement.
They lack structure and accountability. Clear focus and flexible roadmaps to their dreams. Plus help along the way.
They lack insightful feedback when they need it. And cheerleaders when they need those (all the time).
Plus new sources of inspiration flowing in.
Welcome to Brilliant Playmates!
A creative community and membership for artists and creators of all kinds
To help you thrive, shine, and create your best art. Joyfully.
Here’s what you receive
We have two regularly scheduled sessions per month, currently on Thursdays 4:00 – 5:30 pm PACIFIC TIME on Zoom. To find out when that is in your time zone, click here: www.worldtimebuddy.com
Plus! a Seasonal Review & Dreaming session every three months.
And a whole lot more! We offer many additional monthly events at different days and times to keep you creating, learning, connecting with other artists, finishing your projects, and realizing your dreams.
We have special events, workshops, guest artists, feedback sessions, and regular co-playing sessions, so you can learn new skills, share your art, get new inspiration, and keep going!
It’s like a gym membership for your creative life. Come as often as you like. All sessions (except co-playing sessions) are recorded for later viewing.
♥ Community Gathering & Creativity Igniter
On the first Thursday of each month, we dive into our monthly Creativity Igniter—a theme, focus, and/or challenge to keep you growing in your creative life. We have guided meditations to keep you deeply connected to your muse, small breakout groups to explore creative topics and meet creative friends, and Q&A to get your pressing questions answered and share your ideas. We check in on our past month’s creativity and set our focus for the month ahead.
♥ Featured Artist Salon & Open Mic
On the third Thursday of each month, we feature one artist from within the community, who shares their art alongside a guided conversation with in-depth feedback, followed by an inspiring open mic to share your works-in-progress and hear what’s powerful in what you do.
♥ Seasonal Review & Dreaming
Once every three months, we come together to check in around our creative projects, goals, and dreams, celebrate steps taken, heartstorm solutions to challenges, and set next steps, so you know what to focus on. Using tools from Maxima’s proprietary Sacred Time Management system, you’ll get clear on your creative goals and how to map them in a doable and fun way, so you can see your dreams come to life.
♥ Plus! deeper dive feedback sessions, co-playing sessions, special events, workshops, guest artists, and more, so that you can make friends, learn new skills, finish your beloved projects, share your art, stay inspired, and realize your big creative dreams. It works. Come join us and see for yourself.
You also receive…
♥ Monthly Creativity Igniter
Each month you receive a downloadable Creativity Igniter with a focus, theme, and suggestions to play with in your creative life to help keep you inspired, growing, and creating.
♥ Downloadable playsheets
to help you chart your creative progress and reach new heights in your art!
♥ New Moon Intentions & Full Moon Check-ins
On our private forum, I post invitations at the new moon and full moon (as well as at key turning points in the year), so you can align your creativity with the natural cycles, and use the power of the new moon to set new intentions and the light of the full moon to gain clarity about your progress. When we move with the natural cycles, life flows more beautifully and sustainably.
♥ The profound benefits of a mentor and facilitator with 19+ years of experience teaching and coaching artists and facilitating groups.
♥ The genius of creative hive mind. Members have a wealth of experience in the arts and have organized co-working/co-playing sessions, given virtual studio tours, and can now also offer workshops and events both on- and off-line to share their expertise and passions with the community.
♥ All sessions are recorded and available on our online forum. If you miss a session or wish to watch again at a different time, you can!
The heart of our community is
our private Brilliant Playmates online forum—exclusive and awesome!
- A private place for us to connect and share our triumphs, challenges, questions, and inspirations.
- Get immediate helpful feedback.
- Have fertile conversations, explore creative ideas, and share resources.
- Post your art in a safe, private, encouraging space.
- Find collaborators, colleagues, and friends.
- Organize events both on- and off-line.
- Stop trying to do it alone!
This is here for you 24/7 to get your questions answered, share your steps forward, celebrate milestones, get support through your challenges, and learn from what other artists are doing and discovering.
I also share inspirations, suggestions, provocative questions, and reminders to keep you engaged.
This is priceless. Community is how people grow, transform, and reach their dreams most quickly and joyfully. When we come together, we all blossom.
Become a Brilliant Playmate now!
Doors are open for a limited time!
“It has been an extremely supportive community. Even if from time to time I couldn’t join, the commitment I made with myself and the group triggered something in the subconscious that made my relationship to creativity the most important one. It has been very powerful.”
– Naima Pagano
“I joined Brilliant Playmates so that I would be encouraged and supported to produce more of my art. It was a success! I feel I am working on my designs and producing new products (my art) at a rapid pace. Even though my art—survival tools and knives—are kind of niche art form, I still feel seen, appreciated, and supported by everyone in our group. I look forward to being a part of this community for many years to come.”
– Robert Weir
“I have been part of Maxima Kahn‘s Brilliant Playmates group for its first six months…. Being part of a group of artists (of whatever kind – writers, painters, inventors, filmmakers, musicians, dancers, etc!) has such huge potential for us to support each other’s work and vision and adventure: accountability; sharing our dreams; having our dreams believed in; witnessing our fellow artists keeping going; sharing our difficulties; sharing our successes – all these things, for me, help me keep going.
If you’re looking for a supportive community, this just might be it! And, for myself – having been part of this for its first six months – I would so love to see it grow! Exponentially! I have found so much support for my art life through being part of a community of artists.”
– Eileen Hale
“Jolts of inspiration, energy, and insight come to me from sharing the creative process in this community of artists. The more we get to know each other, the more I respect my colleagues in the Brilliant Playmates. Our kinds of art are not alike, but the challenges and rewards we face are surprisingly similar.”
– Adam Frey
Join us now and activate your creative life!
There are no refunds. You can cancel your membership at any time and you will not be charged for the next cycle.
BIPOC Discount: To promote diversity in our community and as a form of reparations, we offer a 20% discount for BIPOC. Scroll down for that option.
Annual membership – get 2 months free! – $500
Annual membership – get 2 months free! –$400
Monthly membership of $40
This program is for you if…
- You would love to be a part of an amazing community of artists, helping each other reach their dreams.
- You long for structure and support to help you do more of what you love and get it out in the world.
- You could benefit from loving, constructive feedback or brilliant suggestions when you get stuck or just from the thrilling creative ferment of a group of artists.
- You are intrigued by the fertile cross-pollination of ideas between artists of different art forms.
- You’d love to have a place to celebrate your achievements and get encouragement and clarity when you lose your way.
- When do we meet?
Currently, we have two regularly scheduled sessions on the first and third Thursday of the month at 4 pm PACIFIC TIME (find out when that is in your time zone here) for 90 minutes. We add co-playing sessions, special events and other offerings as we go.
- How do we meet?
All of our sessions are live on Zoom and also recorded for you to watch or listen to later.
- Do I need to attend all of the sessions to be a part of this?
Nope! The sessions will be recorded, so you can listen later. And if you don’t have time to listen later, no problem. You are not required to attend any sessions, though you’re encouraged to come to as many as you can! The community is here for you when you can make it. And when you’re busy, just tune in when you can.
- Do I need to be a professional artist to be a part of this?
Absolutely not. Artists and creative beings at any stage of your creative life or career are welcome and encouraged. Whether you are just starting out, somewhere in the middle, or a flourishing professional, you will find juicy inspiration, deep community, and practical tools to keep you thriving. I have found through years of teaching that non-hierarchical groups form the most powerful creative containers.
- Do I have to share my art with the group?
You don’t have to do anything you don’t feel drawn to do. There are invitations and opportunities of many kinds to share your work, to share your process, to ask your questions, and more, but what you do is up to you.
- Is this just for visual artists?
No. This is for creative people of all kinds—visual artists, writers, musicians, dancers, performers, filmmakers, craftspeople, gardeners, cooks, you name it. If it’s creative, bring it! We want to support you.
- What’s the time commitment?
There is no specific amount of time you need to commit to this. I highly recommend you attend as many of the live sessions as possible, so that you get to know the other artists and are an active member of our community. There are no required assignments, though I will make suggestions of things to spark your creativity and help you get clear on your individual goals and steps.
- How do I access the materials?
Everything will live in our online portal, which is where you go to log on for our sessions, find our handouts and recordings, and participate in our community forum.
- Does my subscription renew automatically?
Your subscription will be set to automatically renew on about the same day each month that you registered or at the same time of year if you paid for an annual membership.
- What if I need to cancel my membership?
You can cancel at any time through your account on our online forum. There are no refunds for any portion of time that you already paid for. If you sign up for the yearly membership to get the discount, your cancellation will be processed at the end of your year. If you sign up for the monthly membership, your cancellation will be processed at the end of that month.
Ready to join us? Magic happens here!