The Creative Playground

About Creative Playground

Creative Playground is about being creative, sharing experiences and connecting with others.

The project champions everyday creativity and connecting through shared experiences. Soon, Crawley will be a place where people are inspired just by walking around and joyful events will take place in all neighbourhoods. By Crawley people and for Crawley people.

You can visit the Creative Playground website HERE

Creative Playground is an arts project in Crawley set up to engage more local people in arts & culture led by Manor Royal Business Improvement District and a consortium of local organisations:  Crawley LGBT+, The Hawth and Crawley Town Community Foundation. It is funded as part of Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places Programme and managed by Creative Crawley.

This ambitious project will be led by local people and will encourage others to take part in high quality arts and culture in Crawley.

Creative People and Places is a national action learning programme funded by Arts Council England. It’s about more people taking the lead in choosing, creating and taking part in brilliant art experiences in the places where they live. It focuses on parts of the country where involvement in arts and culture is significantly below the national average.

The 39 Creative People and Places programmes cover 56 local authority areas, including 11 entirely new areas announced in December 2021.

Crawley is one of ten Arts Council Priority Places in the southeast of England.

Creative Playground is the Creative People and Places programme for Crawley. A consortium of organisations led by Manor Royal BID has secured £1 million from Arts Council England to launch the programme. The investment covers the first three years of a 10-year vision to develop Crawley as a Creative Playground for everyone.


Image credit: Audiences at Broadfield Arts Festival 2023 supported by Creative Playground. Image by Ian Greenland