CreaTures: Creative Practices for Transformational Futures
CreaTures is a three-year EU H2020 Transformations project (2020 – 2022) bringing together 11 European partners including universities and research centres, NGOs and creative art and design organisations.
Creative practice has already demonstrated transformational potential in the area of social cohesion and environmental citizenship, but it is often fragmented, poorly resourced and badly understood. The CreaTures project focuses on collaboration, reflection and direct engagement as keys to transformation demonstrating the power of the creative practices to move the world towards ecologically and socially sustainable futures.
CreaTures’s objective is to produce an open-access framework to support practitioners and policy-makers in guiding positive change. The project works around 3 interconnected efforts: An Observatory, identifying and mapping existing, fragmented and often hidden transformational creative practices; a Laboratory, supporting new experimentation and direct engagement with diverse stakeholders, including members of the public, by mounting several different scales and types of creative production, and; an Evaluation phase, testing new and existing creative practices in a systematic and concerted way for their impact.