What We Do
Create ~ Charity of the Year 2020 ~ is the UK’s leading charity empowering lives, reducing isolation and enhancing wellbeing through the creative arts. Our focus is on engaging the most marginalised participants in inspiring, sustainable arts programmes in areas where provision is poor and engagement in the arts is therefore low. We prioritise our work with seven participant groups: young patients; disabled children and adults; young and adult carers; schoolchildren in areas of deprivation; vulnerable older people; young and adult offenders; and marginalised children and adults.
How We Do It
Each year we put on hundreds of arts workshops to engage people who don’t normally get the chance to be creative. We work with schools, hospitals, homeless shelters, prisons or anywhere that has a low art provision to devise artistic projects which always culminate in a showcase of the work the participants have created.
Each project is individually tailored to the group we are working with but always has the same four ingredients:
To use the creative arts to empower society’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable people by enabling them to develop creativity, learning, social skills and self-esteem.
1 To give free access to the creative arts for society’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
2 To engage participants in inspiring programmes led by professional artists in areas where provision is poor and engagement is low.
3 To develop creativity, learning, social skills and self-esteem.
4 To reduce isolation by bringing people together.
5 To enhance wellbeing.
6 To create a society that is fairer, more caring and more inclusive.
To create a society that is fairer, more caring and more inclusive.