At Create we are committed to open, honest, rigorous evaluation of our work

The greatest impact

where the need is greatest

At Create our focus is on engaging the UK’s most marginalised participants in inspiring, sustainable arts programmes in areas where provision is poor and engagement in the arts is therefore low.

To ensure we reach the most disadvantaged and vulnerable participants in areas of greatest need, we prioritise partner organisations that receive little or no provision from other arts providers.

We select these using poverty indices and government statistics on areas of deprivation alongside data including: disability; pupil premium/entitlement to free school meals; and use of English as an additional language.

In 2022/23 we worked with


participants who are eligible for free school meals (England average 22.5%)


participants of colour


participants who are disabled / have special educational needs


participants aged 0-18

Our commitment to evaluation

We use ongoing feedback to improve the work that we do. Each workshop ends with a feedback circle allowing participants to share how they feel; and at the conclusion of each project we ask all participants, staff, volunteers and artists to complete a short questionnaire. We use a blend of qualitative and quantitative data to create an evaluation report.

This is what our participants and community partners said about our projects in 2022/23:

Longer term impact

We also revisit two projects each year, 6-24 months after their completion. We call this initiative Making it Matter. Our consultant conducts in-depth focus groups with participants and detailed interviews with staff.

Our latest Impact Report 2022/23

Download our latest Impact Report

Access our Impact and Annual Reports

Recent awards we have won

Digital transformation

Digital Transformation of the Year 2021 – Charity Times

Charity of the year

Charity of the Year 2020 – Charity Times

Young carers award

Young Carers Award 2019 – CYPN