About Us

About Creative Arts East

Creative Arts East is an arts and community development charity, which focuses on engaging those communities, or their members, who face geographical, physical or other barriers to participating in the cultural life of their area. We do this by facilitating and leading high quality, stimulating arts and cultural activities in rural and disadvantaged communities across Norfolk, Suffolk and the wider eastern region.

We achieve our mission by supporting and enabling rural residents to run professional live performance and cinema events for their surrounding communities, alongside a portfolio of innovative projects which support education, health and wellbeing and skills development.

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Our Vision

Culturally vibrant, connected and motivated communities

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Our Mission

To improve community life through the creative use of the arts

Our Aims

1)   To inspire people to expand their individual creativity and broaden their cultural horizons.

2)   To empower adults and young people to join together to enrich their communities.

3)   To enhance the wellbeing of individuals within rural and disadvantaged communities .

4)   To raise the skills and/or aspirations of rurally isolated and disadvantaged individuals and communities.

5)   To be a highly efficient, innovative and effective organisation.


We support over 600 rural and community led arts events annually


We reach over 30,000 audience members


We raise in excess of £400,000 per annum to reinvest into rural communities


We work in partnership with over 500 volunteers


We help almost 100 communities to generate in excess of £100,000 for their area

Creative Arts East is a Company Limited by Guarantee (No. 2960157) and a registered charity (No. 1040321). VAT No. 740 896995

Creative Arts East is a member of the National Rural Touring Forum and Arts Marketing Association.

Creative Arts East is a registered centre for Arts Award.

Creative Arts East is participating in Prosper, a business support programme from Creative United. Prosper is designed to improve confidence and capabilities within business in the arts, museums and galleries. The programme is working with 70 businesses to help increase the resilience and investment across the sector.

Registered office: 19 Griffin Court, Market Street, Wymondham, Norfolk NR18 0GU

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