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 essay from Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble, 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 with the RSC

Watch the first two films from the Royal Shakespeare Company on the value of art and culture!

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 woman in a green top poses for the camera with a baby wrapped against her back

Dig a little deeper

Post Brexit, Mahtab Hussain and Skinder Hundal blog about how art makes space for empathy

A group of dancers clad in feathers perform before the dome in London.

A blast of oxygen

Five questions with...Mark Ball, Artistic Director of LIFT, about cultural connections and ‘the heat and light’ of the festival.

Close up face portrait photograph of 92 year old woman smiling

Play inspired by 90-year-olds

Some of Winchester’s oldest residents have shared their life stories to shape an unusual new theatre performance

A painting of a man with a paintbrush in his mouth

Buy art: change lives

Koestler Trust puts art by offenders on sale to the public for the first time outside of their exhibitions.

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Top left to bottom right: 1. No Credit Displaying 2. No Credit Displaying 3. No Credit Displaying 4. Images © Arts Council England 5. Image © Arts Council England. 6. We Forgot the Lot! 2015. Photo © Tate / Sam Robinson. 7. Illustration © Arts Council England. 8. 'Mother with child' - from The Commonality of Strangers. Image © Mahtab Hussain 9. Requardt and Rosenburg: Motor Show. London International Festival of Theatre 2012. Photo © Stu Mayhew. 10. Binary Waves, LAb[au], Lumiere London 2016. Produced by artichoke, supported by the Mayor of London. Credit Matthew Andrews 2016. Uploaded by Phoebe Gardiner, 11. Phyllis aged 92. Image © Joe Low 12. A Koestler Trust Awards 2016 entry. Photo © Koestler Trust 13. Southbank Centre Alchemy Festival 2016. © Southbank Centre 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.