disabled children and adults

DISABLED CHILDREN & ADULTS

Arts activities have been shown to affect people positively by improving social skills, sensory perception, emotional regulation and more (see WHO report, ‘What is the evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being?’).

The Centre for Excellence and Outcomes’ ‘Improving the Wellbeing of Disabled Children’ report identifies numerous benefits of taking part in creative activities: “Playing and interacting in inclusive activities and settings helps disabled young people’s social development, particularly in terms of their understanding of peer culture; they can allow disabled young people to learn and develop skills; they can also promote [their] sense of belonging to their local community.”

Disabled people’s access to such activities, however, is limited, with barriers including lack of opportunity, inaccessible provision, exclusion from popular culture and financial cost. Research has shown that disabled people are significantly less likely to participate in cultural, leisure and sporting activities than non-disabled people.

Create is committed to redressing this balance and challenging this inequity.

Click below to find out about our projects with disabled children and adults.

creative connection Manchester
creative connection Manchester

creative:connection

creative:connection is our award-winning project that tackles disability prejudice. We bring together disabled and non-disabled young people with our professional artists to create visual art, music, film and more.

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changing minds showcase 2019/20
SEN students changing minds 2021

changing:minds

changing:minds is a three-year project that uses art, dance, music and drama to enable disabled schoolchildren in the London Borough of Harrow to think about the environment and our impact on it.

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More Creative
More Creative

More Creative

Create has delivered More Creative since 2008, bringing together disabled adults with schoolchildren to break down barriers, build new skills and develop shared understanding.

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creative:discovery

creative:discovery is our multi-arts project empowering adults living with mental ill health and/or emotional issues.

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The showcase in Brent for our environment matters project
The showcase in Brent for our environment matters project

environment:matters

environment:matters is our project providing SEND children with access to high-quality creative arts workshops exploring the theme of “the environment”.

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