Creative Future

We provide training, mentoring and the chance to publish or exhibit to talented people who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, health, identity or other social circumstance.

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Creative Future provide training, mentoring and the chance to publish or exhibit to talented people who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, health, identity or other social circumstance.

We are a bridge from the margins to the mainstream. We aim to inspire aspiration and artistic excellence amongst under-represented artists and writers.

We increase their confidence, enabling them to re-engage in the community by offering publishing and exhibiting opportunities to ‘get their work out there’; challenging their own and other people’s perception of their potential.

Showcase your work

We offer the chance to publish or exhibit to talented artists and writers.

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Resources

We have a number of resources and advice for artists and writers, whatever stage you're at.

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Support our work

Along with our two national events, we provide professional training & mentoring.

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Commission us

With ten years experience, we can deliver a workshop or organise an event for you.

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In video

Creative Future Literary Awards Video
Tight Modern Video
How we support Artists

What people say

"There are really no words big enough to say how I feel about Creative Future, but without the wonderful team working there I think I would be lost, I feel a part of it, and the support is invaluable."

- Creative Future writer

"Creative Future, well, they’ve helped me with my self-esteem. They have helped me to realise that I actually do have some talent, to believe in myself a bit."

- Creative Future artist

"They provide a continuous pathway from artistic engagement to professional artistic practice, delivering high quality art and writing workshops, mentoring, national events and follow on opportunities."

- Worked in partnership with Creative Future

"We have consistently been impressed by their nurturing, welcoming approach. Creative Future is unique in that it combines its expertise in aiding hard-to-reach people with high-quality, professional artistic standards."

- Worked in partnership with Creative Future

"Creative Future makes a truly outstanding impact for marginalised people, creating positive change for local people facing extreme difficulties and disadvantage."

- Paula Murray, Brighton and Hove Council

"Creative Future offers an incredibly valuable service for vulnerable and disabled adults across a wide area of the south east of England."   

- Mandy Saw, Artscape

Our Featured Artist or Writer

Workshops

Creative Future Workshops

News & Events

Eleven exhibition at Brighton Dome

‘Eleven’ a Creative Future Exhibition at Brighton Dome

April 10, 2018

This May we’re launching our brand new online shop selling exclusive limited edition prints.…read more »

writer in residence

CFLA Writer in Residence Scheme Now Open for Applications

January 8, 2018

The Creative Future Literary Awards & New Writing South are accepting applications for a…read more »

Interview With Alan Morrison in Viva Magazine

January 3, 2018

The latest issue of Viva magazine features a full page interview with Alan Morrison.…read more »

CFLA 2017 anthology

Buy the CFLA 2017 anthology eBook for just £2.99

November 15, 2017

The 2017 Creative Future Literary Awards anthology features award-winning poetry and short fiction from…read more »

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