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The Creative Future Writers' Award is the only national writing competition and development programme for talented writers facing extreme barriers due to mental health, disability or identity. Help us keep it free to enter so talented writers can make their voices heard!

Creative Future Writers' Award Showcase

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.

Writer's Day

We’re partnering with the London Literature Festival to present a free Writers’ Day event, hosted by the wonderful Juno Dawson, and with a particular focus on providing opportunities for literary voices from under-represented groups.

We sell limited edition prints

We showcase artists of great talent who are typically under-represented in the mainstream art world. We sell high quality limited edition prints through our online shop.

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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On my experience as Writer in Residence – A blog by Emma McGordon

Preston Park Recovery Centre is a fantastic and crucial resource for the clients who use it. It has a real community almost family feel  and ...
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CFWA 2019 Showcase Event

We're super excited to announce this year's CFWA Showcase Event will be at the Southbank Centre as part of London Literature Festival, on Friday 25 ...
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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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