#GetCreativeAtHome promotion for libraries

The #GetCreativeAtHome campaign aims to highlight and promote some of the amazing participatory creative activities that are being developed to help people to express themselves creatively during a time of unprecedented change. At this extremely challenging time, we believe that the power of creativity to unite people and support them to maintain good mental health and connection with others is more important than ever.

There are now more than 200 creative activities listed by organisations and individuals across the UK to offer creative inspiration to people of all ages. These free (or low-cost) activities cover almost every art form you can think of and most can be done without specialist equipment. Delve into the listings and find something to spark your creativity!

BBC Arts is supporting #GetCreativeAtHome with a range of online content and broadcast programming. A new series of online masterclasses has been launched - with the first two episodes featuring Sir Antony Gormley and Clare Twomey now live on the Get Creative Facebook page. Live streamed dance classes have been led by Birmingham Royal Ballet and National Dance Company Wales. And there are more big moments being planned for the coming weeks so stay tuned!

Get Creative is a campaign brought to you by arts and creative organisations and individuals across the UK and is supported by Arts Council England, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Arts Council of Wales, the BBC, Crafts Council, Creative Scotland, Libraries Connected, Local Government Association, Scottish Libraries & Information Council, Voluntary Arts, and What Next?.

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  • #GetCreativeAtHome has more than 200 creative activities available for anyone and everyone to find a way to get creative while staying home: www.getcreativeuk.com
  • Get some creative inspiration for yourself or your loved ones… delve into more than 200 #GetCreativeAtHome activities and brighten up your days. www.getcreativeuk.com
  • Expressing ourselves creatively is important — and therapeutic — during difficult times, so find your inspiration in isolation among more than 200 options: www.getcreativeuk.com #GetCreativeAtHome
  • Need some more creativity in your days? Follow @GetCreativeUK and search over 200 activities in the #GetCreativeAtHome listings: www.getcreativeuk.com
  • Get expert drawing tips from one of Britain’s best known artists in this #GetCreativeAtHome masterclass from Sir Antony Gormley: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1103390640060108
  • You don’t need clay to make some beautiful pots — use marzipan! Watch this brilliant #GetCreativeAtHome masterclass with Clare Twomey to find out how: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=544870819506066

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@GetCreativeUK www.getcreativeuk.com

Masterclass videos

Links and embed codes for the first two Masterclass videos are below:

Antony Gormley - https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1103390640060108

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Clare Twomey - https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=544870819506066

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Social Media Toolkit

This toolkit has been created for Libraries Connected as a guide for all public library services on the use of social media to create more open lines of communication between library services and users.