What We Do

Create is the UK’s leading charity empowering lives 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.

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

Our Aims

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 create a society that is fairer, more caring and more inclusive.

2017/18 HAS BEEN OUR MOST SUCCESSFUL YEAR TO DATE

49 projects across the UK

919 creative arts workshops

1,846 disadvantaged and vulnerable participants

20,202 contact hours

£787,229 income

63 professional artists

134 volunteers / 700 hours