Create Gloucestershire

Create Gloucestershire (CG) is a new arts development organisation led by and for the sector. Our core mission is to enable and support strategic and collective action. Art Shape are a founding member of this group committed to sustaining the sector during a time of unprecedented financial cuts and political change.

CG is a collaborative laboratory for change - a space for dialogue, incubation, research and enterprise which is made up of over 70 members and associate members from across the arts and cultural sector; together with a range of strategic partners from across different sectors we think, research, test, and share ideas to encourage arts to become “everyday” in Gloucestershire.

Our long-term goals are articulated in a Manifesto, which can be viewed at:

CG is the first arts development strategy in Gloucestershire led by and for practitioners. We connects artists, organisations, funders and audiences/participants together in new ways. We encourage dialogue and incubate the ideas that emerge. We then look to share learning and maximise return on investment to drive a new cycle of innovation.

This collaborative cycle has forged new trust and respect across the sector and spawned a range of ambitious projects and approaches. We have collectively secured funding of approximately £850,000.

You can find out more about our current and past projects on the website.