Create

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Create is our ongoing journal that aims to stimulate discussion about the true value of art and culture to our society. We hope you enjoy the contents.

The arts can change the fortunes of cities and countries, but in the end, their power is always human.  They give expression to our loves, lives, hopes and fears – our history, our dreams, our culture. ‘Culture’ will have different meanings in different contexts; much as we find strength in what binds us together, so we can be inspired by our difference.

Over the next few weeks, Create will be publishing essays reflecting upon people, places and culture; how our understanding of culture, and the work we do with it, can reflect the world around us more widely and deeply, and help change life for the better.

Read our latest articles about the role of art and culture in education, or explore the rest of our Create content below.

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An old woman in glasses and headscarf sits at a pub table

Tales of a City

Photographer Tricia Porter tells our Create journal how she's kept people in the picture

Create illustration.

Create: Issue 1

Read the first full issue of our Create journal, which launched in November 2014

Explore news, blog posts and our case studies

A person's hands hold an open book

Evaluation matters

Laura Venning on how we can get better at evaluating projects that encourage reading

Two masked actors holding a baby sit on the floor eating a picnic.

Sharing joy

For people living with Dementia, daily life can become increasingly isolated. But we believe everyone should have the chance to benefit from the joy art and culture can bring which is why we’re supporting Vamos Theatre’s latest tour.

A black and white artwork inspired by childhood brain injury

Beyond my Brain

The London Brain Project uses art to explore brain injury in children, with beautiful results

Primary school aged pupils taking part in a Samba drumming workshop

All our children

Richard Russell blogs about his new role at the Arts Council, addressing barriers to young people’s access to arts and culture

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Top left to bottom right: 1. No Credit Displaying 2. No Credit Displaying 3. No Credit Displaying 4. No Credit Displaying 5. Images © Arts Council England 6. We Forgot the Lot! 2015. Photo © Tate / Sam Robinson. 7. Illustration © Arts Council England. 8. Farnham Maltings: Time to Remember, May 2016. Photo © Savannah Photographic (Alex Harvey) 9. Photo © Joao Silas 10. Finding Joy by Vamos Theatre. Image © Graeme Braidwood. 11. Beyond my Brain artwork by Holly Birtles © London Brain Project 12. Primary school aged pupils taking part in a Samba drumming workshop 13. Allan Bank, Grasmere, National Trust property, part of the Lakes Culture project. Photo © Jill Jennings 14. Plymouth Music Zone participants making music. Photo © Plymouth Music Zone / Kevin Clifford 15. Advocacy Toolkit. Image © Arts Council England 16. Atmosphere by Edmund de Waal at Turner Contemporary. Photo © Benjamin Beker. 17. Theatre Alibi - Olive & The Dream Train. Photo © Steve Tanner 18. Full cast and chorus from the all-female musical Dreamers at Oldham Coliseum Theatre. Photo © Joel C Fildes / Oldham Coliseum Theatre 19. Scattered by Motionhouse. Photo © Chris Nash / Motionhouse 20. Pitt Rivers Museum. Photo © University of Oxford.