New projects funded

Six partnership projects in Scotland and Wales will help make lockdown restrictions feel lighter by building social connections through creativity. From crafts to traditional dance and music, discover how these projects will Get Creative & Make a Difference.

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Making a difference in England

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Five local arts organisations across England are bringing individuals together through dance, food and sewing after they were recently awarded a creative commission by Voluntary Arts.

“Many people have found comfort, solace and inspiration through these difficult times by expressing themselves creatively, emphasising the vital role that creative activity plays in the lives of millions.” - Robin Simpson, Chief Executive, Voluntary Arts

From accessible dance to crafts and cooking, these partnership projects are engaging people at high risk of isolation across England.

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Help people get creative together

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Dance, crafts, painting… if your creative activity can help to create social connections remotely and reduce loneliness, then share it with everyone! Add your activity to the Get Creative website now!

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More creative = More connected

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It’s time to connect, (re-)discover and share the joy of getting creative! Explore our growing collection of creative activities to find the ones that can help you feel more connected to others who share your passion!

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Apply for micro-grants

We have just launched a series of micro-grants for local groups in Kent to start or restart creative activities in community spaces, community centres or village halls once restrictions allow. Applications deadline: 9pm on 30 May.

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Focus on mental health & wellbeing

This month we’re shining a light on the connection between creativity and wellbeing, to tie-in with three large nationwide campaigns:

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