Sixteen years ago, Create breathed its first breath at my dining room table. In starting the charity, my vision was to bring the joy, stimulation and inspiration of the creative arts to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children and adults across the UK, enabling them to feel empowered, upskilled and connected. At a time of political and social upheaval, funding cuts, increasing inequality, and reduced arts provision in schools, fulfilling that vision has never been more important.
Creativity impacts wellbeing, emotional and mental health; it builds skills, brings joy and reduces isolation; and it levels the playing field for people from many different walks of life. Indeed, the World Economic Forum has identified creativity as the third most important skill for business by 2020.
Our vision for the future is to increase our engagement with those in our society who need it most, providing them with free access to the educational, social and health benefits of the creative arts. But we cannot do this alone.
Please help us to create the difference for many more participants. With your support, we can continue to make our society fairer, more caring and more inclusive for all.
Nicky Goulder, Co-Founder and Chief Executive
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