Creative Action

For more information or to get involved:
Sian Balsom or Rebecca Carr

If we want the system to work for people, we need to hear and understand the experiences of those who get put through the system.

This Group’s mission is to make sure that everything is collaboratively developed with people with lived experience.

We explore creative ways of engaging people, creating opportunities, activities and environments for people to share their experiences and stories in a way that is comfortable and meaningful for them.

The aim is that engagement becomes an ongoing relationship, not just a one-off consultation or extraction. We want to make sure people feel valued, listened to, and that their input and involvement has had a positive impact.

See our Purpose, Mission and Vision here.


March 2021

In our last meeting we tried to do a bit of mapping to understand groups and the activities that are currently taking place across York.

January 2021

Last year, the decision was made to bring Doing With and Creative Arts working groups came together following overlap of conversations around co-production and engagement.

December 2020

Over the course of the York MCN Network, co-production and engagement have been increasingly discussed both at Network meetings, in working groups and across other strategic and operational activity.

September 2020

The Creative Arts and Doing With Groups will now be merging together.