We Create is an arts action group that formed in 2016. It is a collaborative partnership between Hardwick Gallery (University of Gloucestershire) and residents in the communities of St Peter’s and St Paul’s (Cheltenham), supported by Take A Part. We Create work together to share time, skills and resources, co-commissioning ambitious projects and public events with artists and allies, and people that live, work and study in the area.
The group incorporated as We Create Cheltenham CIC in 2020. Our Community Interest Company aims to stimulate interest and understanding of the rich heritage of St Peter’s and St Paul’s, to connect residents, and to catalyse opportunities for people to engage with creativity. In doing so, we hope to change perceptions of the area and encourage further investment.
We Create aim to minimise the environmental and human costs of our projects through responsible guardianship of the planet and its resources, respect for our communities, and care for the people we work with. We work towards environmental improvement and net zero carbon emissions for our projects by learning about and exploring alternatives to mass produced and harmful materials.