"Creativity takes you away from this place and helps you grow."
We use the power of the creative arts to transform the lives of society’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable people by enabling them to develop creativity, learning, social skills and self-esteem. We believe that everyone – regardless of circumstances, behaviour, age, gender, race or disability – deserves the chance to fulfil their potential.
- Creativity ~ encouraging a creative approach to every area of our performance
- Excellence ~ seeking to attain the highest standards in all activities
- Valuing the individual ~ recognising and nurturing each individual's unique talents
- Passion ~ being passionate in our motivations and performance
- Flexibility ~ listening and responding creatively to all stakeholders' needs
- Integrity ~ imbedding integrity in all we do
what we do
We believe in the power of the creative arts to transform lives. We focus on engaging society’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in inspiring, sustainable programmes in areas where provision is poor and engagement in the arts is therefore low. Most projects are collaborations with community partners, which have specialist knowledge of local priorities and the participants that they exist to serve. Our work focuses on seven priority groups: young patients; disabled children and adults; young and adult carers; schoolchildren (and their teachers) in areas of deprivation; vulnerable older people; young and adult offenders (and their families); and marginalised children and adults.
We work extensively across London and the South and have delivered projects as far afield as Derby, Glasgow and Manchester. Every project is designed to enable our participants to develop creativity, learning, social skills, self-esteem and, above all, a sense of self worth. Some programmes bring different groups of participants together to breakdown barriers and develop shared understanding; some enable people to explore social issues. All help to create a society that is fairer, more caring and more inclusive.
Our programmes are delivered by exceptional artists who share our commitment to transforming lives. All are professionals in their specialist field (eg: dancers, musicians, photographers, writers, sculptors, actors) who combine a passion for their artform with a love of people.
They have outstanding communication skills and a wealth of experience in leading creative arts projects in challenging community settings. They place participants' ideas and creativity at the heart of every Create project, inspiring, encouraging and motivating children and adults alike to develop learning and social skills, become more self-confident and have fun.