Creativity Works has announced that they will cease operation by the 31st of October 2023.

The Radstock-based arts and wellbeing charity, which was set up in 1981, use creativity to bring communities together, though their services are finishing at the end of the month.

The charity say that it is due to funding issues they are making the difficult decision to close.

On Arts & Health South West's website, Creativity Works made the following statement:

Throughout its 40-year history, Creativity Works has successfully developed, managed, and delivered programmes of socially engaged arts activity, transforming lives and the places where they live by unlocking creative potential. It has been a pleasure to have you as part of our community and to support your creative practice that has helped so many people. However, an unsuccessful application to Arts Council England to be included in its 2023-26 Investment Programme leaves Creativity Works facing significant challenges and a highly uncertain future.

Given the scale of the immediate financial challenge we face and our now very limited capacity to meet it, it is apparent that the best way to ensure Creativity Works programmes and projects endure is not to focus our very limited resources on trying to continue as a self-sustaining, stand-alone organisation, but to seek organisations with similar values, aims and objectives who can build on our programme of work and develop it further in their own way.

Creativity Works

Creativity Works will be involved in The Active Way's Community Launch event on Saturday, 14th October.