Get Creative aims to boost creativity in the UK, as well as celebrating the millions of people already doing something artistic and creative every day. It’s the first time amateur and professional arts organisations have come together on a national project of this scale. We were also joined by BBC Radio Cornwall’s very own Daphne Skinnard who promised to help promote the creative events springing up all over the County.
There are more than 63,000 voluntary arts groups regularly running cultural activities and events in the UK, that’s 10 million people across the country doing something creative.
Find out how you can become a Get Creative Champion here
This country is bursting with culture. Some ten million of us take part in a form of regular craft and activity each week, and that’s thought to be a conservative estimate. We want to make that number even bigger, showcasing the enormous range of diversity and creativity across the UK.
Get Creative will provide a platform for that wonderful imagination, inventiveness and individuality; and help others to get their creative juices flowing.
In short, it’s you! We hope that millions of everyday artists will want to share their creativity with us and those who don’t yet already take part in some form of art or craft will be encouraged to get started.
The BBC has teamed up with a host of organisations to make getting creative easy and enjoyable.
And if you run a group or organisation and want to be part of Get Creative, then sign up as one of our Champions and we’ll link to your website.
Get Creative will give you ideas and a range of opportunities to get inspired to do, share and talk about your work, art and craft.
Want to know how to write a song or start that novel? There will be masterclasses to follow from some famous faces – our Get Creative Friends – as well as links to a host of artistic organisations – our Get Creative Champions – so you can find an event or activity near you.
And we want to see the fruits of your labour! Share your work on social platforms using the hashtag #bbcgetcreative and they will showcase the best and most interesting.
Get Creative kicked off in February 2015 with a national conversation about the value of culture and creativity – and we want to know what it means to you. There will be debates across the UK and on the BBC for you to take part in and to which you can contribute.
It’s a year long project, so plenty of time for you to Get Creative!
To find out more – follow the Get Creative website link here
Contact Radio Cornwall’s Daphne Skinnard via Twitter here to tell her about your ideas.