About

We Must Create is the organisation formed by artists Chris Lillywhite and Patrick Holley.
Together we started WMC to deliver large-scale events and arts projects, based on our experience of running Lightworks festival of new media from 2010 onwards.

Gate of Eden Sara Budd

Lightworks 2010 Photo: Sara Budd

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Setting up, Lightworks 2013 Photo: Kirk Arnold

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Lightworks lanterns for visitors to make and carry Photo: Kirk Arnold

We Must Create is an art commissioning organisation formed in Grimsby in 2016. Locally based, but with national and international ambition, WMC aim to develop and deliver high quality arts projects by working with artists, individuals, communities, social organisations and companies.
Our mission is to unlock creative potential through engaging with and making art.

We believe we are the first large-scale arts commissioning agency to be based in this area and what is distinctive in our approach is our strategy to use CSR (corporate social responsibility) capacity in organisations, tapping into support in kind, skills and volunteering and utilising this, along with funding and the brains and brawn of our volunteer team, to create scaled-up projects that are bigger than their budgets.

We are always developing new projects and initiatives.

If you are an organisation looking to support innovative arts projects, an individual who wants to volunteer or you just want to chat please contact us on wemustcreateinfo@gmail.com for more information.