We like to think BIG! We have big ideas.

We also like to collaborate with others to expand our reach and break the boundaries in our own work, and what is “possible”. Our collaborations happen in house between our core projects and also beyond our doors with artists, dancers, filmmakers, health professionals, and anyone who wants to get involved.

This page is home to recent large, ambitious projects that we have realised together.

The Spaces Between 2017

A 2 day showcase of street art, performance and installation created by people in Recovery.

Building on the legacy of the ART Crawl in 2011, Creative Recovery created two days of street art, live performance and installation across Barnsley town centre, beginning and ending at The Civic. A raw portrayal of the human condition framed against the backdrop of a re-emerging town, explored how fragility, struggle and loss can be restored by real connection and understanding of how we inhabit ‘The Spaces Between’. A series of inspirational tales of growth and transformation, spun by people with common experiences of drug and alcohol and mental health recovery.

“ A mind-changing event. 5/5….I am proud to be associated with Creative Recovery. The two day art crawl transformed  Barnsley Town Centre. The people who took part must have been hugely affected by the opportunity to publicly display their work. My lasting thought is that there is a huge amount of talent in Barnsley that was untapped before Creative Recovery came along and opened the flood gates.”