Get Creative

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.


Get Creative Festival 2019 dates

Get Creative Festival 2019

From 11 - 19 May 2019, the Get Creative Festival will see people coming together to be creative at thousands of events. Building on the success of the huge 2018 festival, we want to see this massive celebration of creativity reach every local community.

Visit the dedicated Get Creative Festival website to find out how to get involved and access free toolkits, logos and templates to help promote your event.


Bealtaine Get Creative

Bealtaine Get Creative, a partnership between Voluntary Arts Ireland, RTÉ and Arts Council of Northern Ireland aims to shine a light on all the great cultural activity that takes place in communities across Ireland on a regular basis and encourages people to try their hand at something new and creative. Part of this huge national celebration of creativity aims to give everyone the chance to get actively involved in creative activities in their local area.


Get Creative Festival took place from 17 - 25 March 2018 with a staggering 1,422 events taking place across the UK. You can catch up on some of the highlights of the nine day celebration on the BBC Arts website.

Get Creative Festival


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If you have any other questions about the campaign, please email [email protected].

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