Creative Future

We are a national arts charity 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.

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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.

Creative Future Writers' Award 2019

Our 2019 CFWA winners will read their work alongside award-winning author Kerry Hudson, award-winning poet Anthony Anaxagorou and award-winning author Mahsuda Snaith, at our Showcase Event part of the Southbank's London Literature Festival on Friday 25 October 2019.

This year we're also partnering with London Literature Festival for our Writers Day, a day of short talks, 1:1 Agent Advice sessions and networking opportunities for writers, with a particular focus on initiatives aimed at writers from under-represented backgrounds.

Showcase your work

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

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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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Creative Future Literary Awards Video
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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


Creative Future Workshops

News & Events

How peer coaching can support your artistic practice

How peer coaching can help with your artistic practice

February 21, 2019

Are you a writer or an artist that sometimes struggles with self-belief? As in,…read more »

CFWA 2019 writing competition open for entries

February 11, 2019

Annual Creative Future Writers’ Awards 2019 opens for entries from under-represented writers The UK’s…read more »

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What’s In A Name: Why We’re Changing The Name of our Award for Writers

January 30, 2019

Given that we’re about to launch our award for writers, it feels apt to…read more »

Spotlight Books

November 22, 2018

Creative Future, Myriad Editions and New Writing South are looking for the best unpublished…read more »


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