Co-Creating Change is a network and programme which explores the role which artists, cultural organisations and communities can play to co-create change together around the UK and beyond. 


The first round of Co-Creating Change Project Commissions is now open for applications until Monday 27th May 2019. Applications are open to everyone, whether or not they are part of the Co-Creating Change network.

Co-Creating Change Project Commissions are commissions for projects which use co-creation to effect social change. They are not designed to support conventional participatory arts projects, in which people are invited to join in with the work of an artist or organisation. Instead they are designed to support projects which see people and partners working together to create.

If you are interested in applying for a commission, please download and read the Info & Guidelines before sending a completed application form and Agency Scale to by Monday 27th May 2019.

You may find it useful to look at these two examples of completed Agency Scales before filling in your own:
• The Agency
• BAC Homegrown

These are two existing projects at BAC which are used as examples here in order to demonstrate how the Agency Scale tool works. You can see that The Agency, with a 50/50 weighting, is a co-creation project, whereas BAC Homegrown, with an 85/15 weighting, is not.


To work together to advocate for a better understanding and appreciation of co-created practice both in the arts sector and beyond.


  • Develop a more collegiate and skilled sector by supporting the network to come together and share skills and knowledge
  • Develop co-created practice by commissioning the development of new or existing co-created methodologies
  • Better share, grow and spread methodologies by supporting a number of commissions to 'tour' nationally and/or internationally with multiple partners
  • Develop the market for co-created practice by hosting an annual international marketplace event
  • To work with funders, critics and policy makers to develop the conditions within which this work will flourish


  • Network gatherings - twice yearly for all members
  • Professional development sessions led by members for members
  • On-line space to share conversations and resources
  • Commissions - to develop and grown mehodologies for co-creation
  • Annual marketplace of co-created practice
  • Advocacy meetings - for funders to listen and learn from the network


20 Stories High, 64 Million Artists, acta, Adverse Camber, Arts at the Old Fire Station, artsdepot, Artsadmin, axis, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Beamish Museum, Belarus Free Theatre, Brighton People's Theatre, b-side, Cardboard Citizens, Carousel, Common Wealth, Contact, Crafting Relationships, Creating Change Colchester, Creative Academies Network, Creative Future, Creativity Works, Curious Monkey, Doing Things Differently, Doorstep Arts, Effervescent, eMc arts, Encounters, Free Radical, The Beatfreeks Collective, Feast, Fun Palaces, Future Arts Centres, Geese Theatre Company, Get The Chance, GL4, Grizedale Arts, Gulbenkian, Happy Museum, Heart of Glass, In-Situ, Intermission Youth Theatre, Index on Censorship, Jumped Up, Junction Arts, Knowle West Media Centre, Leeds Playhouse, Liberdade, LIFT, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, London Bubble, Macrobert Arts Centre, Made in Corby, Manchester International Festival, Miles Ncube, National Theatre Wales, Northern Stage, Now or Never – Arnolfini, People's History Museum, Platform Thirty1, Playing ON, Poet in the City, Queen Mary University of London, Rachel Griffiths, Ragroof Players, Restoke, Rich Mix, Rev Betsy Blatchley, Seven Stories, Slung Low, Strike a Light, Sue MacLaine Company, Take A Part, Terre Sans Frontière, The Change Collective, The Lowry, The Spark Arts for Children, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Transform, Trigger, Turner Contemporary, University of Leicester, WHALE Arts, Z-arts, Zoe Lafferty and Artlink Hull.


We are working closely with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Arts Council England and the Paul Hamlyn Fund – all of whom are supporting the network not just through invaluable financial support but also as critical friends and as members of our Advocacy Board – briefed to respond to the ideas coming out of the network.


Where the idea for the network came from is described in two blogs by David Jubb, Artistic Director of Battersea Arts Centre:

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