Explore thoughts and ideas around co-created practice.

Growth & Replication Commissions Cohort Announced

Five brilliant applicants have been awarded nearly a total of £150k between them to scale up and/or spread out to new locations pre-existing, co-created work and methodologies.

Brighton People’s Theatre – #WeAreTheCrownJewels

WeAreTheCrownJewels #11, We're down at the seaside this week to Brighton People's Theatre to hear about their top tips when co-creating digitally.

The December Co-Creating Change Network Gathering, thoughts by Susanne Burns & Tasmin Cox

Hear the reflections of Co-Creating Change evaluator, Susanne Burns on what we took away from the Network Gathering on 1 December

NTW Team (National Theatre Wales) – #WeAreTheCrownJewels

WeAreTheCrownJewels #10, Empowerment, leadership, connection. Travel up to Wales to hear about the co-created work taking place between the NTW Team and residents of Pembrokeshire and Wrexham.

Food Parcel Project (Slung Low) – #WeAreTheCrownJewels

WeAreTheCrownJewels #9, Hear from Patrick Franklyn, a volunteer at Slung Low who works with communities in Leeds, Holbeck to provide food parcels to local residents.

Our Space (Theatre Royal Plymouth) – #wearethecrownjewels

WeAreTheCrownJewels #8, Read about Our Space, a programme that works with adults with complex needs such as homelessness, substance abuse, mental health issues, reoffending and isolation.

Visits (Papertrail) – #wearethecrownjewels

WeAreTheCrownJewels #7 Visits, co-creating with children and incarcerated mothers, Papertrail & Clean break explore the difficulties in maintaining a relationship with your child through prison visits

Create Syria (The Change Collective) – #wearethecrownjewels

WeAreTheCrownJewels #6 Create Syria, an emergent process of co-creation between The Change Collective and Syrian artists & arts organisations across the Middle-East.

The Happiness Project (Curious Monkey) – #wearethecrownjewels

WeAreTheCrownJewels #5 The Happiness Project supports vulnerable groups such as older people and asylum seekers, to bring people together and bring moments of happiness through yoga retreats.

Digital Theatre Projects Making A Positive Difference to Young People (Mortal Fools) – #wearethecrownjewels

WeAreTheCrownJewels, #4 Mortal Fools’ young digital ambassadors showcase some of the work the company has done during Summer 2020, and the difference this has made to the young people involved.

Gloucester Black Elders on Lockdown (Strike A Light) – #wearethecrownjewels

WeAreTheCrownJewels, #3: welcome to Gloucester Black Elders on Lockdown, a co-created film made with elders speaking on the effects of covid. What was life like for them before and after lockdown?

Cabbage Rebellion (Door Step Arts) – #wearethecrownjewels

WeAreTheCrownJewels, #2: welcome to Cabbage Rebellion, a project co-created series of parades by Door Step Arts and 14-20 year olds exploring the history of protest and rebellion in Torbay.

La Lucha (The Fightback) – #wearethecrownjewels

WeAreTheCrownJewels, #1: welcome to La Lucha (The Fightback), a project co-created by Crowded Room & 9 Latin American migrant cleaners as they fight for justice in the face of workplace exploitation.

Aren’t we the Crown Jewels?

Welcome article by Sarah Blowers, Co-Creating Change Director

Distance, Interaction and Agency

A reflection on lockdown and the future of co-creation, by CCC Network evaluator Susanne Burns.

The Accelerator: successful projects announced

We are excited to announce the successful projects who have been assigned a place on to the Young Foundation Accelerator, the first phase of the Co-Creating Change Growth Commissions.

The Happiness Project: an update from lockdown

Curious Monkey are staying connected and still sharing meals and smiles despite lockdown.

Reflecting on the final round of Project Commissions

A blog by Susanne Burns, CCC Network's evaluator

Slung Low & The Holbeck: A Case Study

Sally Proctor, Slung Low’s Community Director, tells the story of their first year at The Holbeck where co-creation has saved an important community resource.

Third round of Co-Creating Change Project Commissions awarded

Two brilliant projects have been awarded the last round of commissions, for a total of just over £30k between them.

Third National Network Gathering, November 2019

Below is a round-up of the third Co-Creating Change network gathering, which took place at Arnolfini in Bristol on 7th November.

Relinquishing the power…

The third Co-Creating Change Network gathering took place in the Arnolfini in Bristol on a crisp November day when the north of the country was being battered by rain. Attended by some 100 people from

What do we mean when we talk about co-creation?

Over the last few months I have attended several events that have led me to reflect on our understanding of this thing called ‘co-creation.’

Second round of Co-Creating Change Project Commissions awarded

We are excited to announce the recipients of the second round of Co-Creating Change Project Commissions.

Commissions are open – Rounds 2 and 3

Co-Creating Change Project Commissions are open for submissions until Monday 16th September 2019 (Round 2) and Monday 18th November 2019 (Round 3).

Co-creation and Class

Notes from the group discussion chaired by Rhiannon White and Kenn Taylor during the last Network Gathering in Leeds

Providing Learning Support to the Co-Creating Change Network

A reflection from Susanne Burns and Tamsin Cox, the evaluators of the Co-Creating Change project.

Second members’ meeting: Leeds, May 2019

Liz Moreton, Director of Creativity and Social Change at Battersea Arts Centre, opens the day with a welcome speech about the role of co-creation.

Reflecting on the first round of Co-Creating Change Commissions

Susanne Burns, evaluator for the Co-Creating Change project, reflects on the selection process for the first round of Project Commissions.

First round of Co-Creating Change commissions awarded

Co-Creating Change today announced its first five commissions, awarding nearly £60,000 to five projects to effect real social change across the country.

The importance of co-creation: With One Voice

With One Voice is an international arts and homelessness movement with 50% of the board and staff made up of people who are or board and staff made up of people who are or have been homeless.

First members’ meeting with 100 groups

Back in September 2018, the full Co-Creating Change network came together for the first time in London, traveling from as far and wide as Redruth in Cornwall to Stirling in Scotland.

Why did Co-Creating Change start?

The background to how the network came about is described in two blogs.

How do GL4 and Strike A Light co-create change in Gloucester?

GL4 festival brings talent into the heart of the community and Strike A Light festival strives to make Gloucester a city with a vibrant culture for all.

How do Beatfreeks co-create change in Birmingham?

Beatfreeks is a collective of people and companies using creativity for good.