Image: Screen print detail – “Peace” project with Save the Children 2015


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, primarily in Pembrokeshire.

Under the creative leadership of its founders, spacetocreate collaborates widely 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, which contribute to individual and community wellbeing. Find out more about the people that we work with here.

Over the last ten years, through the development of a wide ranging portfolio, we have built a reputation for high quality, imaginative, participatory projects that connect people of all ages and abilities with the visual arts. We focus on engaging with people who do not routinely have opportunities to get involved with the Arts, as well as children, young people and vulnerable or hard-to-reach groups in the community.

Our work brings people together, encouraging equality and belonging through a shared experience of participation as well as providing opportunities to try out new experiences, learn new skills, explore the creative process and build confidence and self esteem.

Haverfordwest has provided a strong geographical focus for our recent work, having taken a lead in setting up Confluence, a three-year arts and regeneration partnership funded by the Arts Council Wales through the Ideas People Places programme.

Other recent work includes: The Big Picture Llanelly House – a three-year heritage lottery funded project working with groups of children and young people to explore identity and sense of place, and Moving-stories – a four-year Big Lottery funded partnership project to strengthen the voice of diverse groups of people in Pembrokeshire.

All of our recent work can be seen on the projects page and an archive of past work can be viewed on our old site here

Contact us if you would like to discuss an idea for a project or explore how we can work with you.