Get Creative


Get Creative Festival shines a light on all the great cultural activity that takes place right across the UK on a regular basis and encourages people to try their hand at something new and creative. The annual festival is a merger of the previous Get Creative Weekend and Voluntary Arts Festival – now joined together to make one huge nationwide event.

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, Family Arts Campaign, Fun Palaces, Voluntary Arts, and What Next?

Further links

On the BBC: BBC Get Creative

Get Creative Weekend 2020

From Saturday 9th – Sunday 17th May 2020 hundreds of 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 1,690 events across the UK during our 2019 festival and we’re excited to grow 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 which has lots of useful tips.

Sign up

If you would like to register as a Get Creative Champion and support the campaign the link to sign up is here or email