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The CreaTures Framework

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The CreaTures  Framework is a resource developed by the CreaTures project for creative practitioners, policymakers, funders, and researchers interested in learning more about the links between creative practice, eco-social change, and transformative futures.  

It sets out how creative practices can stimulate action towards socially and ecologically sustainable futures. There are four curated paths leading through the Framework – ResearchPolicyCreative Practice and Funding – each offering a collection of resources charting the key concepts and terms, processes, tools for evaluation, and resources for various stages of creative practices.

The CreaTures Framework is the result of three years of intense research and collaboration between creative practitioners, artists, policymakers, funders and others both inside and outside the CreaTures project. We have gathered and analysed 140 creative projects that creative practitioners and interdisciplinary researchers have found transformative. We’ve commissioned 20 experimental artistic productions during which we have experienced, observed and evaluated for their transformational impacts jointly by CreaTures artists and researchers. We have co-created a tool for evaluating creative practices, and how they connect to transformative change. We have ran 20 seminars on art, creative practice and change with practitioners, policymakers and researchers. Insights from these, and many other, creative and research undertakings have been brought together into the CreaTures Framework.