Get Creative & Make a Difference Get Creative is a campaign and festival run by a group of cultural organisations to celebrate and support the everyday creativity happening in homes and public spaces. From outdoor photography to music workshops in your local library, via pottery, yarn bombing and performing on stage, we’re building an actively creative society that caters for everyone of every age, background and ability. Get Creative aims to inspire people to try something new at home or at a Get Creative Festival event and to encourage people to share their own examples of everyday creativity. The annual festival sees community groups, cultural venues and individual creative citizens all host participatory events that are accessible for everyone. However, during these difficult times, the campaign has a different focus... Get Creative & Make a Difference in 2021 Since the start of the national pandemic lockdowns, #GetCreativeAtHome has encouraged people all across the UK to find a creative activity to enjoy during a difficult and unusual period, and we are extremely grateful to all those who have supported this effort. We recognise that as the pandemic has continued to affect people’s lives over such a long time, the crucial issue we now face is supporting those at risk of experiencing high levels of loneliness or isolation. Our new Get Creative & Make a Difference campaign prioritises profiling those creative activities that have social connectedness at their heart. While it isn’t possible to come together physically to enjoy creative activities at the moment, we feel it is vital to offer means of connecting, sharing and creating with other people wherever possible. We are now accepting suitable activity listings and we are particularly keen to receive submissions that have a clear approach to connecting participants with one another in a way that is safe, compliant with government guidelines and, above all, enjoyable. Please do submit your listings now at https://getcreativeuk.com/ and let us know how you are helping to keep people connected. keep an eye on BBC Arts’ Get Creative page for new inspirational content and take a look at our Masterclasses on iPlayer. Add your activities to the Get Creative website listings! #GetCreativeAtHome 2020 In 2020, we concentrated our efforts on supporting the public to creatively express themselves through #GetCreativeAtHome. During this extremely challenging time, we believe that the power of creativity to unite people and support them to maintain good mental health was more important than ever. The #GetCreativeAtHome campaign helped people throughout the year and we featured over 900 activities on the Get Creative website. Get Creative Festival 2019 took place from 11 - 19 May with a staggering 1,690 events taking place across the UK and Ireland. You can catch up on some of the highlights of the nine day celebration on the BBC Arts website. Follow Get Creative on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more on the campaign and info on next year's plans. If you have any other questions about the campaign, please email [email protected]. Sign up to the Get Creative newsletter to get all the latest information.