The UK's leading charity empowering lives through the creative arts.
The UK's leading charity empowering lives through the creative arts.
This dancing foil GIF was made by a young carer on @alejandractr 's Create Live! workshop 📸 Creativity has been especially important to many people during lockdown as a way to relax and entertain. This is especially true for young carers - find out more and support us at createarts.org.uk
Creative photography by @mytimeyoungcarers 📷🌺🌿 Our 2019/20 impact report highlights how participants on a Create project gained: 👫 Improved social skills 📷 Improved creativity ✋ Improved confidence You can read the report on our website
Colourful photography from our creative:discovery project with @mindcharity for adults experiencing mental ill health 📸🎸 #photographyworkshop #photographyandmentalhealth #MINDcharity #photography #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #creativityandwellbeing #creativecharity #CreateLive #onlinephotographyworkshop
ONE WEEK TO GO! #cre8in8 Just one week left before our fundraising running challenge kicks off 🏃♀️ So far we have around 30 confirmed runners across the world making it a truly global effort 🇧🇪 🇧🇷 🇿🇦 🇵🇷 🇷🇴 🇹🇹 🇰🇷 🇮🇳 🇵🇹 🇨🇦 🇫🇷 🇳🇿 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 Could you run for charity or donate? 👇 https://createarts.org.uk/2020/06/sign-up-for-creates-brand-new-running-challenge/ #runningchallenge #fundraisingchallenge #charityrun #charityrunning #createcharity #CreateLive #creativityandwellbeing #socialprescribing
An amazing Getty Museum Challenge by our project manager Hannah! Swipe for the original 👀 The challenge was part of a three day photography workshop for adults experiencing mental ill-health 📸 During this strange time being creative is a great way to connect and have fun. #photographyformentalhealth #CreateLive #creativityandwellbeing #creativecharity #mentalhealth #gettymuseumchallenge #gettychallenge #photographyworkshop #onlinecreativity #socialprescribing #mentalillhealth
TWO WEEKS TO Go! #Cre8in8 So far, we have runners from 15 countries around the world 🌍 raising money for Create. Could you be one of them? We're still recruiting runners to take part in our huge running challenge #Cre8in8 - Find out more on our website Don't like running but still want to be involved? Support the team by donating #fundraising #fundraisingchallenge #runningchallenge #creativecharity #createcharity #CreateLive #creativityandwellbeing #donate #running #creativity
How does creativity improve your wellbeing? "The creativity and ideas produced in ONLY three days, without specialist photography equipment and all far apart, was just AMAZING!... It was a joy to see my daughter so enthusiastically running around finding objects and then showing us her work" - parent of a participant Texture photography by young carers from @mytimeyoungcarers #photography #photooftheday #Youngcarers #carers #youngcarersawareness #wellbeing #creativeexpression #Artsandhealth #CreateLive #createcharity #creativityandwellbeing
The brilliant artist @christabelblackburn , winner of Sky Arts’ 2020 Portrait Artist of the Year, has designed a limited edition, screen printed t-shirt to raise money for our work! The drawing is titled Social Distancing outside a Post Office, and captures a now-familiar scene. Christabel is selling these sustainable t-shirts on her website, with 50% of profits donated to Create. Head over to her page to order, before they all sell out! @artforcharitycollective #charityshirt #fundraising #screenprint #sustainablefashion #artforcharity #christabelblackburn #skyportraitartistoftheyear #creativecharity
"Music instantly removed the isolation we probably all feel" 🎶 We interviewed Create musician Mike Poyser about the importance of creativity during lockdown and his music workshops with young carers. 📯🎷🎸🎻🥁 Read the blog ~ link in bio #music #musician #charity #creativecharity #createcharity #creativityandwellbeing #CreateLive #musicworkshop #Youngcarers #Youngcarers #blog #newblogpost #lockdown #isolation
IT'S OUR BIRTHDAY 🎉 For 17 years we've been using the creative arts to empower lives and improve wellbeing 📷🎨💃🎷🎭 10,271 workshops across the UK 39,064 participants 130,592 hours of contact 108 awards Photograph by an adult carer on a Create Live! Project. #creativity #creativecharity #createcharity #CreateLive #charity #birthday #photography #Artsandhealth #carers #unpaidcarers
How have you felt about your home during lockdown? 🏡 Create photography projects give adult carers time to be creative. Caring during the pandemic has been incredibly stressful for many unpaid carers, with in-person respite opportunities not available, our workshops have been a vital creative lifeline for many. Working online has enabled us to reach carers unable to leave their homes, and allowed each participant to explore their home with fresh eyes 📷👀 #carers #unpaidcarers #creativity #creativecharity #charity #artsandhealth #CreateLive #createcharity #photography #photographyworkshop #socialprescribing
A young carer's lockdown self portrait 📷 Have you turned to creativity and the arts to help you process the last few months? Research suggests that being creative had a significant positive impact on mental health 📷💃🎨🎷 #lockdownportrait #photography #lockdownphotography #selfportrait #Youngcarers #creativityandwellbeing #creativity #MentalHealth #arts #artscharity #artsandhealth
🌍✊🏿📷 Photography enables young people to express themselves creatively and respond to the world around them. This is what was created by young carers in Brent as Black Lives Matter protests took place across the globe 🌍✊🏿 #blacklivesmatter #BLM #BLMphotography #photography #creativity #creative #youngcarers #youngcarersawareness #wellbeing #creativeexpression #Artsandhealth
SIGN UP FOR CREATE’S BRAND NEW RUNNING Challenge 🏃♂️🏃♂️🏃♂️ We have launched a brand new running challenge, in partnership with The W8ful Eight, to raise money to support our work. Every penny raised will help us empower vulnerable and disadvantaged children and adults through the creative arts. 💥 The challenge 💥 Join us for the #Cre8in8 challenge by running 8km on 8 consecutive days – or 8 half-marathons on 8 consecutive days – from 1 August 2020 to 8 August 2020 while raising money for our work. In these uncertain times, we have all felt the life-limiting effects of the pandemic. Many of us have felt isolated, confused and frustrated. Some of us, however, have felt this strain more than others. Young and adult carers, people with disabilities, children and adults with mental ill-health, older people … for many of these individuals, isolation is part of their everyday life – and the pandemic has only made it tougher. They deserve our support. Know someone who loves running? Share this in your stories or tag them! Want to get involved? Link in bio
A creative 'dream landscape' sculpture and photograph taken on a Create Live! Project with young carers. During lockdown we've been using the creative arts to support young carers, offering respite and an opportunity to spend time with their peers. Photography workshops build skills and encourage the young people to see their homes with a new perspective.
Photograph by a young carer on a Create Live! Workshop with @honeypotchildrenscharity 🔷🔷🔷 "Our two organisations harmoniously share goals and objectives of boosting the social and emotional resilience of young carers through life enhancing engagement in activities that develop the children’s confidence and self-esteem while reducing their anxiety and stress levels." Honeypot CEO Simmi Woodwal Find out more about our response to the pandemic ~ link in bio
Photograph taken by a young carer on our new photography project in partnership with @honeypotchildrenscharity 💚🐊🌵 Find out how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted young carers ~ link in bio
Photograph taken by a young carer on a Create Live! Project 📷🌞 Creativity is a vital source of connection and self expression for so many during lockdown. Find out how you can support our work, using creativity to empower lives and improve wellbeing, link in bio
📷🌈 'treasure hunt' photograph taken by a young carer Young people are likely to experience high rates of depression and anxiety during lockdown and long after it ends according to a recent study. Young carers are particularly vulnerable. Donate today and support our work connecting young carers through creativity.
This week is Carers Week, and we are eager to add our voice to help raise awareness of the amazing, often unheralded work done by young and adult carers across the UK. We are committed to empowering carers across the UK – both during the pandemic and beyond – with creative arts projects that reduce isolation, build skills and confidence, provide a break from caring and enhance wellbeing. Get involved ~ link in bio Photograph taken by a young carer from Milton Keynes on the theme of 'treasure hunt'
Making aluminium foil dance ~ Create artist and professional photographer @alejandractr is researching and experimenting for the next Create Live! virtual photography project she's facilitating with young carers. Find out more ~ link in bio
Find out more about Create Live! directly from out participants, artists and community partners ~ link in bio