Create Arts are the UK’s leading charity empowering lives, reducing isolation and enhancing wellbeing through the creative arts.
Their professional artists run creative arts projects with children and adults facing challenges in their lives. They are given a chance to express themselves, build skills, meet other people and nurture their wellbeing through animation, dance, drama, music, painting, photography and a host of other artforms.
Their mission is to use the creative arts to connect, empower, inspire and upskill society’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable people, raising aspirations, building self-esteem, reducing isolation and enhancing wellbeing.
Our Managing Director, Pablo Colella, project manages on the Inspired:Arts young carers programme.
There are almost six million carers in the UK, of whom more than 800,000 are children and young people. 27% of young carers aged 11-15 miss school or experience educational difficulties; 68% are bullied and feel isolated at school. Only 44% feel they get enough help with their emotions and feelings. 23% feel their caring role has, at least once, stopped them from making friends.
Create has worked with young carers since 2007, delivering creative projects that provide high quality arts experiences that allow them time away from their caring responsibilities where they can have fun, build new skills and friendships. Inspired:Arts enables young carers to develop their creative and social skills, build their confidence, and nurture their wellbeing.
More information about Create Arts can be found here.
Pablo Colella has close to two decades of PM experience in the creative arts that includes Directing and Producing Sky Living’s Fashion Insider TV series, managing the marketing for The British Fashion Awards and managing the UK leg of Elton John’s 2015 tour.