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 Arts Council England, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Arts Council of Wales, the BBC, Crafts Council, 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 2021
From Saturday 8th – Sunday 16th May 2021, we hope that 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 live events across the UK during our 2019 festival and over 850 online activities, classes and workshops were available from the website during the 2020 lockdown version of the festival — the #GetCreativeatHome campaign.  We’re excited about growing the numbers in 2021 to celebrate and showcase creativity in every community.  We anticipate the 2021 festival will be a blend of activities that take place in person at socially distanced/Covid-secure venues, whilst other activities will take place remotely so people can take part from home.

Get Involved

Want to get a head start on planning your event for next year? Check the Get Creative website for updated toolkits to help with your planning. Once you’re ready, you can register an account and upload your event or remote activity via the online forms.

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 with any questions.