The #GetCreativeAtHome campaign aims to highlight and promote some of the amazing participatory creative activities that are being developed to help people to express themselves creatively during a time of unprecedented change. At this extremely challenging time, we believe that the power of creativity to unite people and support them to maintain good mental health and connection with others is more important than ever.
Get Creative is a campaign that shines a light on all the great cultural activity that takes place on a regular basis in local communities and encourages people to try their hand at something new and creative. Each May, we have held a huge annual celebration of creativity through a festival that aims to give everyone the chance to get actively involved in a creative event in their local area.
There are now more than 200 creative activities listed by organisations and individuals across the UK to offer creative inspiration to people of all ages. These free (or low-cost) activities cover almost every art form you can think of and most can be done without specialist equipment. Delve into the listings and find something to spark your creativity!
BBC Arts is supporting #GetCreativeAtHome with a range of online content and broadcast programming. A new series of online masterclasses has been launched – with the first two episodes featuring Sir Antony Gormley and Clare Twomey now live on the Get Creative Facebook page. Live streamed dance classes have been led by Birmingham Royal Ballet and National Dance Company Wales. And there are more big moments being planned for the coming weeks so stay tuned!
Get Creative is a campaign brought to you by arts and creative organisations and individuals across the UK and is supported by Arts Council England, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Arts Council of Wales, the BBC, Crafts Council, Creative Scotland, Libraries Connected, Local Government Association, Scottish Libraries & Information Council, Voluntary Arts, and What Next?.
Visit https://getcreativeuk.com for more information and to get creative.