Creative Care

Artists are making ‘invitations to create’ to help people rediscover the world on their doorsteps in creative ways. Research clearly shows that being creative like this helps people feel better, even when life is really confusing, which it certainly is now. Whilst the digital world enables crucial connectivity, our screens can ‘suck us in’. These invitations encourage you to step out into the world around you, reconnect with all your senses and with the pleasures of noticing, listening, making and shaping. Five artists have worked together on the programme to date. Each invitation invites you to explore the spaces..

Artists are making ‘invitations to create’ to help people rediscover the world on their doorsteps in creative ways. Research clearly shows that being creative like this helps people feel better, even when life is really confusing, which it certainly is now. Whilst the digital world enables crucial connectivity, our screens can ‘suck us in’. These invitations encourage you to step out into the world around you, reconnect with all your senses and with the pleasures of noticing, listening, making and shaping.

Five artists have worked together on the programme to date. Each invitation invites you to explore the spaces you are in, especially the natural world on your doorsteps, in new ways using only the simplest of materials and everyday objects. No special art skills required. They invitations shared here were produced during lockdown and each had a particular ‘audience’ in mind:

  • Filipa Pereira-Stubbs and Caroline Wendling for younger children and their families.
  • Hilary Cox Condron and Sally Todd for teenagers and young adults.
  • Susanne Jasilek for adults of any age.
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Fullscope - Creative Care Programme

We share them all here together as pdfs to download or view on your screen so that anyone can enjoy them, depending on whether you are being creative alone, or with your family and friends. Some are also introduced with short films by the artists too.

We will be building galleries of work created on our website and would love to see artwork that you create. Please share it with us and help build a creative and connected community.  Send us a photograph and some words to describe it – using twitter, facebook or Instagram and the hashtag #creativecare or send an email to info@cambridgecandi.org.uk.

We have worked with some partners during lockdown to send these out in the post too alongside boxes of specially chosen art materials. You can read details of these projects and more about the origins of the programme here.

The Creative Care programme was devised in partnership with Arts and Minds and Blue Smile for the FullScope consortia.

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River of Colour

River of Colour by Filipa and Caroline

05/08/2020
The O-so-familiar

The O-so-familiar by Susanne

30/04/2020
Look for creatures

Look for creatures by Filipa and Caroline

30/04/2020
What makes a place

What makes a place by Hilary and Sally

31/03/2020
Where have you been

Where have you been by Susanne

31/03/2020
Creatures and Companions

Creatures and Companions by Filipa and Caroline

31/03/2020
Patterns in Nature

Patterns in Nature by Hilary and Sally

28/02/2020
The Images of Words

The Images of Words by Susanne

28/02/2020
The Wonder of a Pebble

The Wonder of a Pebble by Hilary and Sally

28/02/2020
Making it Move

Making it Move by Hilary and Sally

31/01/2020
Create a Window

Create a Window by Filipa and Caroline

31/01/2020
Balancing Act

Balancing Act by Susanne

31/03/2019