Get Creative


Get Creative Festival 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. This huge annual celebration of creativity aims to give everyone the chance to get actively involved in a creative event in their local area.

Get Creative Festival is brought to you by arts and creative organisations and individuals across the UK 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, Libraries Connected, Local Government Association, Scottish Libraries & Information Council, Voluntary Arts, and What Next?

Further links

On the BBC: BBC Get Creative

Get Creative Festival 2020

From Saturday 9th – Sunday 17th May 2020 hundreds of arts and cultural organisations and community groups will be putting on events to help you get creative – and they’re free or have just a small fee to cover costs. We had almost 1,700 events across the UK during our 2019 festival and we’re excited about growing the numbers in 2020 to celebrate and showcase creativity in every community.

Get Involved

Want to get a head start on planning your event for next year? See the event planning toolkit for 2019 which has lots of useful tips for event organisers.

Sign up

If you would like to receive updates on the Get Creative Festival and support the campaign the link to sign up is here or email