Our Projects

Our passion for having a positive impact on the lives of society’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable people is the driving force behind everything we do. Here’s a sample of our projects, which enable people who are excluded through disability, disadvantage, ill-health, imprisonment, poverty or social isolation to take part in high quality creative arts experiences.

Create Live!

High quality, interactive, creative workshops with professional artists and participants delivered online. Providing a vital creative lifeline to the most vulnerable adults and children in isolation. 


change : matters

change:matters is an important new programme that is educating and upskilling young carers across the UK on the topic of money and family finances.

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Creative : connection

This national programme brings together disabled and non-disabled young people to create art collaboratively, breaking down barriers and developing new skills and understanding.

Disabled and non-disabled young people

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Art : space

A national programme funded by British Land, art:space gives young carers the opportunity to build skills, confidence and trusting relationships with peers while getting a refreshing break from their caring responsibilities.

young carers photography

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creativity : revealed

A multi-arts programme engaging older people at the Michael Sobell Jewish Community Centre in London in creative workshops. The programme reduces participants’ isolation and enables them to build new relationships and skills.

older people music

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Inside Stories

Our national programme giving fathers in prison the opportunity to write, record and illustrate original children’s stories, raising aspirations and encouraging them to maintain strong connections with their families.

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Speak With My Voice

Speak With My Voice is Create’s cross-arts project with Deptford Reach, a London drop-in centre for vulnerable adults. Participants explore personal and community identity whilst building self-esteem and peer-support networks.

music performance

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More Creative

A programme bringing together disabled adults and pupils at a mainstream primary school in south London. Creative workshops encourage the children and adults to build trusting relationships with each other and promote community cohesion and inclusivity.

disabled and non-disabled


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community : matters

A multi-arts programme empowering marginalised young people in Brent. Beginning in July 2019 and working with the young people over three years, the programme works with three services who support migrants, refugees and young carers; Hornstars, Salusbury World and Brent Carers Centre. Participants explore London with Create professional artists, develop their creativity and build confidence.

creative : engagement

Developed in collaboration with Ashurst LLP, creative:engagement tackles loneliness among older people with dementia and mental ill-health. The project gives participants and their carers the opportunity to explore their creativity in high-quality workshops, building confidence and facilitating positive social interaction through creativity.


creative : release

A multi-arts project with adult carers in Tower Hamlets enabling participants to develop supportive relationships with their peers, enhance self-confidence and self-esteem, and have fun away from their caring responsibilities. 

creative : tandem

creative:tandem is a multi-artform project for child and adolescent inpatients with a serious mental health illness. Through a holistic approach to healthcare, the project focuses on developing young people’s self-esteem and building confidence.

Mental Health and Creativity


creative : together

At multi-arts project developed with METRO charity, giving LGBTQ young people the opportunity to explore their creativity in high-quality creative arts workshops led by professional artists.


A multi-arts programme empowering people who attend MIND (the mental health charity) in Tower Hamlets and Newham. Participants explore their local area, forge community connections and enhance self-confidence.


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