Create has been closely monitoring national and international advice on the spread of coronavirus and has been taking steps to safeguard our participants, artists, partners and staff, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.
Public-facing activities have been paused until further notice. These include The White House, Hoxton Gardenware, and our partners at Rabbits Road Press. The Create team are working from home and all meetings are being held digitally. We are all available by email – please see the ‘About Us’ page on our website for contact details.
We are working on contingency planning for all our projects, continuing to plan and manage, postponing where necessary. Create’s work is rooted in collaboration and we are consulting with funders and partners on projects in Brent, Barking & Dagenham, Hackney, Newham, Old Oak & Park Royal, Paisley and Waltham Forest to adjust timelines for delivery.
Along with Arts Council England and colleagues in the sector, we aim to support the artists and freelancers we work with to continue their work on our projects as far as possible while keeping themselves and others safe, and will advocate for sector-wide approaches helping individuals and organisations in these particularly precarious and uncertain times.
Please see the helpful guidance from Arts Council England https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/news-and-announcements/coronavirus-information