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Come to our latest Arts & Health Network, Brighton & Hove meeting

Artist Lisa Watts will be sharing insights about her practice at this networking event for arts and health practitioners. Following directly on from the event, Lisa will also be running a workshop for a smaller group of Arts & Health Network members which will contribute to the development of a new resource to support creative and social work practitioners.

Our FREE Writers' Day is back in 2022!

Writers, publishers and literary professionals share hints, tips and initiatives in a day of talks and panel events, hosted by TS Eliot prize-winning poet Joelle Taylor. Join us Sunday 23 October from 11 am at Southbank Centre.

The stats are in for our 2022 Writers' Award

We had a record number of entries to our competition this year, with almost 1400 unpublished writers across the UK submitting their work. We've been busy number crunching behind the scenes.

Book tickets to our 2022 Writers' Award Showcase

We're thrilled to be a part of London Literature Festival again this year at Southbank Centre. Join us to celebrate new and emerging voices, amplified by our prize for underrepresented writers, this year hosted by novelist Dorothy Koomson and poet Joelle Taylor.

Announcing the ten writers selected for Next Up 2022

Next Up provides a year-long programme of support, development, and mentoring for ten unpublished past winners/shortlisted writers of the Creative Future Writers’ Award.

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We are an arts organisation and charity. We specialise in supporting creative people, underrepresented artists and communities facing barriers & inequality to opportunity. Our mission is to make the arts more diverse and representative of the world we live in.

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Aug 1 2022

Our Writers’ Day is back!

We are thrilled to host our FREE Writers’ Day again in 2022. Join us on Sunday 23 October from 11 am in the Purcell Room of Southbank Centre. Writers, publishers and literary professionals share hints, tips and initiatives in a day of talks and panel events, hosted by TS Eliot prize-winning poet Joelle Taylor. The …

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Jul 21 2022

Announcing the shortlisted writers of the 9th annual Creative Future Writers’ Award

This year is the 9th annual Creative Future Writers’ Award (CFWA), the UK’s only national writing competition and development programme for all underrepresented writers. The Award celebrates exceptional writing from people who traditionally lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, identity, health or social circumstance. Today, (21 July 2022) thirty-six writers from a wide …

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Creative Future Writers’ Award

A writing development programme and competition showcasing the work of underrepresented 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 underrepresented 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.

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