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.

Co-Creating Change Project Commissions are currently open for applications. Commissions are open to everyone, whether or not they are part of the Co-Creating Change network. Find out more and apply on the Co-Creating Change website here. 

See our announcement for our second round of Co-Creating Change projects here.


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, then Artistic Director of Battersea Arts Centre:

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Expression of Interest




Providing Learning Support to the Co-Creating Change Network, by Susanne Burns and Tamsin Cox

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