Get Creative Festival 2019 dates

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Get Creative Festival is a huge celebration of everything creative, taking place across the UK & Ireland from 11 – 19 May 2019. The annual festival shines a light on all the great cultural activity that takes place on a regular basis in every community and encourages people to try their hand at something new and get actively involved in creativity in their local area.

Eligible events must be:

  • participatory and creative,
  • either free or cost-recovery, and
  • take place in the UK or Ireland between 11-19 May 2019.

Get Creative Festival 2018 expanded to nine days for the first time and included over 1,400 creative events. With the support of all of our partners, we are growing the festival to become the unmissable annual celebration of creativity. Each May we want to promote opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to explore and celebrate their creativity with others in their community.

This year, Get Creative Festival is collaborating with four festivals that celebrate creativity in later life across the UK and Ireland. For the first time, the four festivals will coincide during the month of May. We are encouraging more age-friendly and inter-generational activities during the Get Creative Festival, which can also be included as part of the other four festivals. Find out more about Age of Creativity Festival (England), Bealtaine (Ireland), Gwanwyn (Wales) and Luminate (Scotland).

Download logos, poster templates, press release templates and a toolkit with other tips on planning and promoting your festival event on the festival website or share the promotional e-flyer.

Get Creative Festival is brought to you by arts & creative organisations and individuals across the UK & Ireland and is supported by 64 Million Artists, Arts Council England, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Arts Council of Wales, the BBC, Crafts Council, Creative People and Places, Creative Scotland, Family Arts, Local Government Association, Libraries Connected, Scottish Libraries & Information Council, Voluntary Arts, and What Next?