Image: The Great Flood – An installation by Tim Williams


spacetocreate was co-founded in 2007 by Pip Lewis and Guy Norman with the aim of improving access to and widening participation in the visual arts in Pembrokeshire.

Under the creative leadership of its founders, spacetocreate has collaborated with artists and musicians, film-makers and photographers, designers and animators, teachers, youth workers, architects and poets, to design, deliver and produce one-off projects and longer term programmes.

The organisation has built a reputation for high quality, imaginative, participatory projects that connect people of all ages and abilities with the visual arts and contribute to individual and community well-being. Our practice is socially engaged, primarily working with people who do not routinely have opportunities to get involved with the Arts, including children, young people, disabled people and vulnerable or hard-to-reach groups in the community.

Haverfordwest has provided a strong geographical focus for our work, most recently through creative leadership of Confluence, a four-year arts and regeneration partnership funded by the Arts Council Wales through the Ideas: People: Places programme.

The organisation runs artists studios from its base in Haverfordwest’s Riverside Shopping Centre, which also hosts an annual programme of exhibitions, workshops, residencies and talks.

In 2018, Meet : Cwrdd – a network of socially engaged artists and creative practioners was established and a development process was initiated to shape the future direction of the organisation and develop new programmes of work.

Find out more about the people involved, what’s on and some of our past projects.