Creating Change

Creating Change is a national network of organisations involved in creative participatory group work with children and young people at risk.  It connects artists, practitioners and organisations so that practice, research and resources can be shared.

Creating Change is inviting a wider membership of individuals and organisations to become associate members.

Creating Change was founded by Ovalhouse in 2013.

1 Inspiration

Here a few recent updates; there are plenty more in our Inspiration and Resources section.


A New Direction is bringing together representatives from Virtual Schools across England to explore how Artsmark could be used to develop and embed cultural 
education to support children and young people within the care system.

A.N.D will be running roundtables in London and Birmingham in May and June 2016

If you are a representative from a Virtual School and have any further questions, please contact: 

Anthony Ruck, Programmes Manager at A New Direction on 020 7608 8973



As a sector leader in arts inclusion, Ovalhouse's creative methodology is based on principles of equality and social justice. A combination of techniques like role-play, forum theatre, storytelling and physical theatre are used to engage young people emotionally, intellectually and imaginatively.

On 10th February 2016 at Goldsmith's University, Ovalhouse launched their report 'Taking Risks' which is a three-year evaluation report commissioned by Ovalhouse and conducted by Centre for Urban and Community Research, about participatory arts with disadvantaged children.

 Please see here for more information, for a copy of the report click here.


2 Opportunities

Relevant events, training, workshops and conferences.


in London

SLAMbassadors UK is a pioneering project, credited with bringing youth poetry slam to the country over 15 years ago, and with launching the careers of some of the UK’s best known spoken word artists – from Anthony Anaxagorou to Chris Preddie OBE, and on through Krept and Konan to Vanessa Kisuule.

Roundhouse are offering a FREE 2 day workshop to groups made up of young people who are aged 12-18 to a maximum of 15 participants. They are aiming the opportunity to groups who have less access to the arts for whatever reason. Bookings can be made for any days between May – and the first week of July.

If you’re interested in this opportunity please click here and we can discuss the options.   



in London

Information Day
Unlock your creative potential!

For women with experience of the criminal justice system or women at risk of offending because of drug/alcohol use and/or mental health needs.

Are you or are any women you work with living in London and:

  • On bail or on probation?
  • In prison or recently released?
  • An ex-offender?
  • At risk of offending with drug/alcohol or mental health needs?

Clean break offers a free arts, education & training programme and support service for women who are 17 and over and say yes to any of the above questions.

Please come along to our next information day.  It is an opportunity for organisations and individual women to find out about the work we do, meet with current students and staff and receive information on all of our courses.

Friday 24 June 2016, 10:30am-3pm

10:30am: registration and refreshments.

11am – 1pm: workshop for service providers only.

1.15 – 3pm: open to all – networking lunch followed by testimonies and performances by our students.


For more information and to reserve your place,

call: 020 7482 8600 or email Clean Break.



3 Join

Creating Change is inviting a wider membership of individuals and organisations to become associate members. Membership is free and if you join you can have your member's profile and contact information listed as an associate member. See our contact form to send us more information.

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