Creative Lives is aware of the challenges facing public bodies as a result of the cost of living crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic. We are keen to support local authorities and other organisations to promote the wellbeing of citizens through regular participation in creative activities in their communities.
Creative Citizens is our tailored consultancy service intended to support public bodies to:
To find out more, read our Creative Citizens brochure setting out our consultancy service. For an example of Creative Citizens in practice, read the report from our work with Calderdale Council. If you'd like an informal chat about the possibilities, please get in touch by emailing [email protected].
Creative cultural pursuits bring people together, teach them new skills, boost confidence, and bring about a sense of achievement, identity, and place. Our research report Common Ground - Rewilding the Garden (November 2020) concluded that 'there is a huge resource of grassroots arts groups right across the country with an important contribution to make to maintaining individual and community health'. Creative communities and engagement can drive equality and social cohesion.
Creative Citizens is tailored to the organisation and location, but the process can include:
Exploring volunteer and community-led creativity in Reading
Important mapping and exploration of creative health in the regions
Researching volunteer and community-led creative activity in Middlesbrough on behalf of Middlesbrough Cultural Partnership
Our project on behalf of Calderdale Council to research everyday creativity and culture within communities across Calderdale