We Create began in 2016 as a collaboration between Hardwick Gallery at the University of Gloucestershire, Take A Part, and residents of St Peter’s and St Paul’s with discussions around how we could work together to share time, skills and resources, connect people, and support creativity. Through regular meetings an Arts Action Group was formed.
Drawing on the interests of local artists and craftspeople the group looked into artist commissioning and in 2017 devised a project, "Love St Peter’s Love St Paul’s" to start conversations and map creativity in the area. We obtained funding from Arts Council England, University of Gloucestershire and Big Local to commission four artists to work with groups of residents to investigate the rich history of the locality through creative workshops. The resulting artwork was presented in an exhibition at Hardwick Gallery in September 2017. Read More
As a result of conversations during Love St Peter’s, Love St Paul’s, a further project is in development for production in 2019, starting with a creative enterprise training programme for local artists and crafts people. Read More