About Creative City

Creative City works with friends across Greater Manchester to encourage creative leadership & community spirit - using the arts.

We love our city - Greater Manchester is a buzzing, creative, self-driven community of creatives, artists, instigators, activists, hobbyists and empowered citizens of the world. It's a glorious place to be!

But such wonder needs nurturing, and more work needs to be done to make sure that creative events and opportunities pop out of their bubble. The arts, creative expression, representation and communication are tools of power, and they should be in the hands of the community. Creative City is all about facilitating for citizens to drive community development, using the arts as a tool to enable community-driven change.  Our community projects reach out to people from all walks of life, creatively. Strengthening people's power to connect to their community and influence the decisions that affect them. Inspiring people to engage with big ideas in creative ways.  

We work hand-in-hand with a thriving community of organisations and community groups. Building partnerships across Greater Manchester.  We like to partner with others to help bridge gaps - bringing creative leadership skills and experience to new audiences, and helping citizens shape whats on offer to them in Manchester. 

Some of Creative City's community arts projects...

Our Sister Projects:

We work particularly closely with our two sister projects, Soap for the Future and Take Up Space. We oversee the delivery of those projects, and they help us ensure that the voices of some of the Greater Manchester's least heard citizens are at the forefront of our work. Take Up Space is a youth project using arts and media to empower young people. Soap for the Future is a craft soap company supporting initiatives that empower women displaced by violence.

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Creative City England CIC - Company Number: 11244971