Community Education and Arts across Cultures
Creating Ground CIC is a non for profit organization promoting cross-cultural awareness, learning and sharing across different communities in South-East London (mainly in Greenwich) through collaborative arts and educational projects.
Through the use of art and drama, people share their experiences, express their feelings and overcome difficulties through reflection and learning.
Our aims are to:
To create a space where different people in different contexts and communities can share and utilize their skills, knowledge, expertise and talents to realize their potential and create a better society
To build community cohesion through the arts and education
To utilize arts as an educational and therapeutic tool to improve individual and collective well-being
To promote dialogue, cultural awareness and understanding among different cultures
Our Current and Recent Projects:
My Creative SkillsCreating Ground has been running My Creative Skills workshops since September 2016 and thanks to Near Neighbours and University of Greenwich we have been able to continue.
These participant-led workshops unite women from migrant backgrounds to develop their leadership skills and share their creative strengths and unique ideas.
We are continuing to run these sessions online.
Yoga with SylwiaWe are so happy to have Sylwia running these weekly women-only yoga classes with us online. A rare moment where we can all switch off and be in the moment, nourishing our minds and bodies.
Stronger TogetherCreating Ground partnered with Citizens
UK, supported by Near Neighbours &
Church Urban Fund, on a programme to
strengthen leadership and inspire
We continue to explore issues that
are affecting many more people and
communities like ours in our online sessions. We look forward to sharing with the world the work we produce at the end of this project.
Building BridgesWe teamed up with the incredible Theatre Témoin, supported by the Mayor of London’s Culture Seeds, to run this 16-week project that combined storytelling, puppetry and outdoor theatre.
We explored themes of 'home and 'journey' through drama, dance and song. This project was as much about the process as the final performance.