What are the issues that young carers face and how can collaborative creativity help? How does working with Create participants enable our artists to develop their practice? Read on to find out how our award-winning animation, projects and recent fundraising successes will propel our multi-arts programmes forward to reach more disadvantaged and vulnerable children and adults, as we look to build upon the achievements of 2015/16 – our most successful year to date.

Nicky Goulder, Co-Founder and Chief Executive

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Christmas Appeal for Young Patients

There are an estimated 9,000 children in hospices with life-limiting, life-shortening illnesses and disabling conditions in the UK. By donating to Create’s Christmas Appeal you will let young patients take part in creative activities, distracting them from the pain and stress of medical treatment. Make your donation here.  Create receives Creative Vision Award animation After winning Kingston Smith’s 2016 Creative Vision Award in January, we were presented with the winning prize in October, an animation created by students from Bournemouth University. Highlighting the issues faced by young carers, the impressive animated short presents our work with young people with caring responsibilities. 

Join us for a Private View at the new Design Museum

On Thursday 16 March 2017 (6:30pm–9pm) Create will be hosting an exclusive event to celebrate the transformative power of the arts at the newly opened Design Museum, which will include a showcase of work by Create participants and private tours of exhibitions. Tickets: £95. Please email Emma Tribe for more info or to RSVP – emma@createarts.org.uk

Create Artists on the Value of Collaborative Creativity

In a series of guest blog entries, our artists Chloe Cooper, Jack Cornell and Maru Rojas talked to us about the importance of social interaction within their practices and how working with our participants has helped them develop as artists.

Children & Young People Now 2016 Arts and Culture Award

In November Create was announced as the winner of the prestigious Children and Young People Now 2016 “Arts and Culture” Award. This recognises “the initiative that has done the most to inspire children and young people in cultural activities, especially among disadvantaged groups, and where collaboration is shown between public services, the cultural sector and children and young people.” Read more. 

A massive thank you to …

  • The anonymous benefactor who donated an incredible £100,000!
  • 30 staff of The Breakfast Club, who raised £18,200 by doing five marathons in five days.
  • Everyone who attended Create’s 13th Anniversary Gala Dinner, which raised £43,354. We’ve collected some of the evening’s best photos here.

Encore …

  • In September participants from Inside Stories, Create’s project for young fathers in prison, project won 22 Koestler Awards. Find out more.
  • Create artist Christian Adofo was interviewed by Spread the Word, a website which supports emerging creative writers, about taking part in our Nurturing Talent Read the interview.
  • Read a digital copy of our Impact Report to find out about our most successful year to date.