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Announcing the shortlist of the 2020 Writers’ Award

This year we had 1,400 entries from all over the country—our highest number ever. The judges were incredibly impressed by the standard of work. Thanks to all who submitted; we enjoyed reading your work.

Creative Future joins The Hera Partnership

Four of the city's leading arts and health organisations have formed The Hera Partnership, a new programme for Brighton and Hove.

Creative Future Writers' Award writing competition 2020

Our 2020 annual creative writing competition is now closed

Submissions closed on 31 May 2020. Winners will be announced by 31 July - stay tuned for more details soon!

Spotlight Books are here!

Our collaboration with New Writing South and Myriad Editions to discover, guide and support writers who are under-represented in publishing. The Spotlight Books series features books by six under-represented women.  On sale now.

Our latest interview with author Kerry Hudson

We explore the topic of class, and how many writers see it as an obstacle to participation in the publishing industry. Kerry Hudson explains why she champions the work of Creative Future 'because it’s not about tokenism, it's about the real breadth and quality of the work.'

Due to the current uncertainty around Coronavirus (COVID-19), Creative Future staff are working remotely, which means we may be a little slower to answer any phone calls or process any orders made through our website. If you have booked onto any of our activities, we will contact you directly to let you know if these are going ahead. Thank you for your patience at this time.

Making the arts more diverse

We are an arts organisation supporting some of the UK's most talented under-represented artists. Our mission is to make the arts more diverse and representative of the world we live in.

For Writers

We bring talented under-represented writers from the margins to the mainstream. We offer skills training, workshops, professional development and publishing opportunities.

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For Artists

We want to see more under-represented visual artists given the opportunity to promote, exhibit and sell their work.

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Jul 6 2020

The CFWA 2020 Shortlist

We’re pleased to announce the shortlist of the 2020 Writers’ Award. This year we had 1,400 entries from all over the country—our highest number ever. ...
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Jun 16 2020

Creative Future joins The Hera Partnership – a new arts & health programme for Brighton & Hove

Brighton & Hove City Council have made a major funding award to a charity partnership that puts the arts at the heart of health. A ...
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Creative Future Writers’ Award

A writing development programme and competition showcasing the work of under-represented writers

Founded in 2013, the Creative Future Writers’ Award is an annual development  programme for talented writers from a wealth of backgrounds. It includes the UK’s only national writing competition for all under-represented writers, alongside a series of workshops in hubs throughout the UK.

With the support of our leading literary partners,  winners are selected by a panel of industry experts and are given the opportunity to develop their work through training, mentoring, assessment and coaching.

We sell limited edition art prints

We sell high quality limited edition art prints by emerging artists through our curated retail website. Featuring a wide variety of styles and mediums, all our artists experience barriers in accessing the mainstream art world due to mental health issues, disability, health, identity or other social circumstance.

By purchasing limited edition art prints through Creative Future you will get great art, invest in an artist who faces many personal challenges and support our work, enabling us to have a positive impact on more artists for years to come.

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