Create exists to explore the ways artists can contribute to the lives of people in cities.

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Our work is primarily focused in east London, home to more artists and art organisations than anywhere in Europe, and one of the most economically deprived parts of the UK.

We help artists to connect more closely with communities through an ambitious programme of projects.

We commission art anywhere. Unlike a gallery or theatre we have no fixed public space, preferring to work in the places people encounter everyday. Working collaboratively informs everything we do and our projects are driven by artists, issues and places.

PROJECTS

Over the last seven years we have helped to build a cinema under a motorway, set-up a new drinks-making company run with local people, built a new soft play centre and commissioned over 100 artists to deliver some of the the most ambitious projects of their careers. 

We have expertise in delivering long-term creative projects that contribute to improvements in neighbourhoods across east London and champion communities and artists to be part of the changing nature of the city, including Old Manor Park Library, a new public space for artists, makers and people living in Manor Park, Newham; Open School East, a project that supports 13 postgraduate art students by providing free tuition and studio space in exchange for developing public programmes for communities on the De Beauvoir Estate in Hackney; and Blackhorse Workshop, workshop and community resource for wood and metal-working in Walthamstow.

All of our work is underpinned by our Create Jobs initiative, which provides mentoring, support and paid employment opportunities for local young people.

Download our 2013-14 annual report here.

Download our 2014-15 annual report here.

Create London Team

Hadrian Garrard

Director
hadrian@createlondon.org

Grace Williams

Deputy Director
grace@createlondon.org

Hazel Durrant

Head of Development
hazel@createlondon.org

Tracky Crombie

Producer
tracky@createlondon.org

Rachel Lincoln

Producer
rachel@createlondon.org

Scott Burrell

Curator: Youth Programmes
scott@createlondon.org

Sophie Chapman

Associate Curator
sophie@createlondon.org

Caitlin Garner-Bacon

Projects Assistant
caitlin@createlondon.org

Board Members

John Studzinski CBE

Chairman
Vice Chairman, Investor Relations and Business Development and a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone

Matthew Slotover

Co-Founder and Co-Publisher of Frieze Art Fair

Henry Ritchotte

Chief Digital Officer for Deutsche Bank AG

Tony Elliott

Founder/Chairman at Time Out Group Ltd

Ruaridh Nicoll

Editor of the Observer Magazine

Karina McTeague

Director Retail Banking, Supervision - Retail & Authorisations Division, FCA

Leslie Morphy OBE

Deputy Chair of Board of Governors at Oxford Brookes University

Andrea Sullivan

Head of International, Global Environment, Social and Governance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

David Bailey CBE

Photographer

Councillor Guy Nicholson

Vice-Chair
London Borough of Hackney

Councillor Ian Corbett

London Borough of Newham

Councillor Grace Williams

London Borough of Waltham Forest

Councillor Darren Rodwell

Leader of London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Councillor Denise Jones

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Liam Kane MBE

Company Secretary
Consultant for Potentials Consultancy