environment matters Brent


At Create we are committed to tackling the climate emergency through our work.

We have been committed to our environmental responsibility since our foundation in 2003 and our Environmental Policy drives our actions. Current initiatives include:

• Monitoring targets set out in our Green Action Plan.
• Providing training to our people to drive a sustainability agenda.
• Walking, cycling or using public transport where possible.
• Offering projects with an environmental focus to educate, inspire and motivate our participants.
• Using reclaimed/recycled materials within relevant visual art projects.
• Developing music projects using junk instruments, household objects and found sounds.
• Offering our Create Live! digital delivery mechanism to partners, minimising travel.
• Supporting those Create artists who have sustainability at the heart of their practice.

environment tales participant artwork

In 2021/22 we took these specific actions:

• Four senior staff members and five artists completed Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership training. This provided key information and tools to help raise awareness of the climate emergency, which is being fed into our project planning/delivery and organisational strategy. Watch the video below to hear from artists who took part in the training.
• The environment was a key theme for our three-year changing:minds project at five special needs schools/units in Harrow, enabling students to explore environmental issues creatively.
• We established our Green Committee, which scrutinises all decision making and processes to ensure we hit targets being set out in our Green Action Plan.
• We used reclaimed/recycled materials within all relevant visual art projects.

2022/23 so far

We are currently running two programmes across the UK focused on the climate emergency.

environment:matters is our project providing SEND children with access to high-quality, interactive, collaborative creative arts workshops exploring the theme of “the environment”. The project is designed and delivered in collaboration with teaching staff at SEND schools to enrich their arts provision and is led by participants’ voices. Click the button below to find out more.

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environment:tales is our multi-artform project with neurodivergent children, currently being delivered in Leeds, London and Manchester. The project explores the theme of “the environment”, inspired by the speeches featured in Greta Thunberg’s 2019 book “No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference”. Click the button below to find out more.

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Culture Declares Emergency kitemark

Along with hundreds of other cultural organisations, we have declared that there is a climate emergency, and that we are committed to tackling it. Find out more here.

A photo from Create's environment tales project at Ashgate Specialist Support Primary School in Manchester

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