United Kingdom (London)
Create makes society fairer by connecting the most disadvantaged people to the power of the creative arts. We know that unleashing creativity ignites imaginations, develops confidence and builds relationships. Like setting off a firework, our professional artists light the touch paper and our participants discover new found self-belief and a desire to try more, do more and be more. We put our ambition into practice by working with seven groups of vulnerable people: 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’re a national charity that champions local priorities by collaborating with our partners to tailor every project to each individual’s needs. Everything we do is rigorously evaluated because we’re passionate about providing inspiring and empowering creative experiences that have a lasting impact. We know from experience that music can help ease the anguish of a parent with a terminally ill child, that drama can build an isolated young carer’s self-esteem and that storytelling can strengthen the bond between a young offender and the loved ones waiting for them at home. One spark of creative energy opens up a world of positive opportunities. Create lights that spark.