About Us

About Creative Arts East

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Our Vision: Culturally vibrant, connected and motivated rural communities
Our Mission: To improve community life through the creative use of the arts
Creative Arts East focuses on engaging those communities or its members who face geographical, physical or other barriers to participating in the cultural life of their area in high quality, stimulating arts and cultural activities.
We work across Norfolk, Suffolk and the wider eastern region and we achieve our mission through regular activities - Creative Arts East Live!, a rural touring scheme for professional live performance events, and Village Screen, a touring cinema scheme for rural communities, alongside a portfolio of projects that involve people in cultural education, that improve health and well-being and that assist in the development of community volunteers.
Our Aims:
  1. To empower adults and young people to enrich their communities
  2. To enhance the wellbeing of individuals within rural and disadvantaged communities
  3. To raise the skills and aspirations of rurally isolated and disadvantaged individuals and communities
  4. To be a highly efficient, innovative and effective organisation
Our Objectives:
Rural Touring: Support community development and cohesion through local access to quality arts and film
Artistic Engagement: Enhance the wellbeing of individuals through involvement in arts and cultural activities
Cultural Education: Provide people with alternative ways of learning though creative and cultural activities
Volunteer Development: Empower adults and young people to enrich their communities through volunteering
Cultural Advocacy: Support the cultural connectedness of rural and disadvantaged communities and advocate for rural and disadvantaged communities in arts and cultural matters
Quality Assurance: Create effective systems to monitor and evaluate our impact and provide ongoing professional development for staff and volunteers
Our Values
We are committed to excellence, improvement, diversity and inclusion, environmental sustainability, collaboration and equality of opportunity.
Our artistic aims are to inspire people to expand their individual creativity, broaden their cultural horizons and join together to create culturally rich, diverse and inclusive communities.
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.
Registered office: 19 Griffin Court, Market Street, Wymondham, Norfolk NR18 0GU

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.
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