Learning / Creativity

Get Creative Festival, May 2020: call for events

By steve wright, Wednesday Feb 5, 2020

The annual Get Creative Festival returns from Saturday, May 9 to Sunday, May 17, 2020, and the organisers are inviting people to submit creative events they’d like to stage, for inclusion in the festival programme.

Get Creative shines a light on all the great cultural activity that takes place on a regular basis in local communities, and encourages people to try their hand at something new and creative, through free, participatory events organised by community groups, arts organisations and volunteers. Last year’s festival featured some 1,700 events.

The 2019 Get Creative Festival featured some 1,700 events. Pictured here: dance workshop at Ulster Museum

Events can involve any kind of creativity from singing to crafts, painting to dance, and baking to gardening. As long as the event is creative, participatory and free (or cost-recovery), it’s welcome in the festival. And the organisers are calling for events for this year’s festival.


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The earlier your event is listed the better, as the Get Creative Festival team can work with media partners to raise the profile of standout events in local and national press.

‘Hey Clay’ event organised by the Crafts Council for the 2019 Get Creative Festival

Get Creative recently published groundbreaking new research led by Dr Daisy Fancourt, on the benefits of creativity to people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health, and they are keen to allow everyone an opportunity to access their creative side. To speak to the festival team about local networks, training events and more, contact info@getcreativeuk.com.

Find out more and put your event on the festival map for free by visiting www.getcreativeuk.com

Top pic: Createathon at Ulster Museum, Get Creative Festival 2019

All pics: Get Creative Festival

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