Create (Arts) Limited

New artists in the making

Learning from professional dancers, musicians and actors is something many young people dream of. We’ve helped fund a programme that’s making it happen for 100 children and young people, aged 5 to 18.

Our grant of almost £50,000 is enabling arts charity Create to deliver 10 creative “residencies” working with five special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) schools across London. Children work one-to-one with professional artists to explore the subject of the environment. The ‘environment:tales’ project draws on a variety of art forms including art, dance, music and theatre. The artists support the young people to experiment with techniques, develop their creativity and confidence, and mostly importantly have lots of fun.

  • Create has delivered 11,382 workshops with 40,545 participants since it was founded in 2003, including more than 10,000 people with special educational needs and disabilities.
  • environment:tales built on Create’s flagship environmental project changing:minds – which has already involved 200+ young people through 119 multi-artform workshops.
  • 100% of schools that partnered with Create said they would like to work with them again.

Inspirational journeys

“No one is too small to make a difference.” This is the mantra of Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, who herself is autistic. Participants learn about and are inspired by Greta’s journey, her ideals and her determination to make a difference to the environment.

Each workshop culminates with a show stopping exhibition, giving participants the incredible opportunity to present their interpretations of the environment to the public, friends and family.

“I can’t think of any disabled artists, so taking part in the exhibition is important because we get to share our work with everyone. I’ll feel really proud that it’s on display.”

“Being creative makes me feel alive.”

“Now art is one of my favourite subjects.”

Participants, Create workshops

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