Mar 28 2024

Announcing our 2024 Leeds Writer In Residence

Jem Henderson will be our 2024 Leeds Writer In Residence. Jem is a genderqueer poet from Leeds, and a 2021 Creative Future Writers' Award winner.
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Feb 6 2024

Announcing our 2024 Stoke-on-Trent Writer In Residence, Natalie Linh Bolderston

Natalie Linh Bolderston will be our Stoke-on-Trent Writer in Residence. Natalie is a Vietnamese-Chinese-British poet who has won the Eric Gregory Award and co-won the Rebecca Swift Women Poets’ Prize. Her poem ‘Middle Name with Diacritics’ came third in the 2019 National Poetry Competition and was shortlisted for the 2021 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. […]

Jan 31 2024

Our Annual Writers’ Award is open for entries!

We’re excited to announce our 2024 Writers’ Award Competition is officially open for entries!

Jan 23 2024

Share Your Thoughts in our 2024 Writers’ Survey

Our 2024 Writers' Survey will help measure the quality of our work and who we reach. Your views will inform what we do next, and give strong evidence to help resource it.

Jan 15 2024

Announcing our 2024 London Writer In Residence, Tom Newlands

Tom Newlands will be our 2024 London Writer In Residence. He is a Scottish writer living in London. He is the winner of a London Writer’s Award, a Creative Future Writer’s Award and New Writing North’s A Writing Chance. His debut novel Only Here, Only Now is forthcoming in June 2024 from Orion.

Dec 6 2023

Writer’s Development Day Brighton

Are you an underrepresented writer looking to develop your craft?  We're delighted to be partnering with Writers & Artists to offer this writer's development day, designed to help you hone your craft, get inspired and build your community. We'll hear from three writers over the course of the morning who will be delving into their own process and sharing invaluable insight into writing fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry.

Nov 29 2023

Arts & Health Network Festive Celebration and Arts Workshop

Wednesday 13th December | 10am – 12pm | Friends Meeting House, Brighton. Our December Arts & Health Network meeting will be a festive celebration, including an arts workshop, and a feedback session on what you'd like future network meetings to cover.

Sep 25 2023

Finding A Language: Liverpool Writer In Residence Day Mattar’s Reflections

Day Mattar was our 2023 Liverpool Writer In Residence–bringing the residency to the writer, and letting them make it best fit the place and their ideas. Their residency at FACT Gallery included readings, workshops, and on-site interaction. They also held workshops at GYRO, and wrote a new poem for the CF Writers’ Award anthology.   A room […]

Sep 20 2023

Announcing the Creative Future Writers’ Award 2023 winners

The Creative Future Writers’ Award 2023 received over 1,300 entries from underrepresented writers across the country. We sincerely thank every one of you for giving us a chance to read your work. We’re pleased to announce those selected: Creative Non-Fiction Platinum:  Siam Hatzaw, “Homecoming” Gold:  Bethany Handley, “The National Trust’s Bomb Disposal Squad” Silver: C. […]

Sep 19 2023

Join Creative Future as our new Communications Manager

We are looking for a new Communications Manager to support Creative Future build on the strong foundations already laid. You will share our ambition to further develop the quality, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility of Creative Future’s work to benefit our communities whilst supporting our resilience through your excellent communication skills and creativity. We celebrate and […]
Lisette wearing her Writer In Residence cape

Sep 11 2023

What Is Home? Darlington Writer In Residence Lisette Auton’s reflections

Lisette Auton was our 2023 Darlington Writer In Residence–bringing the residency to the writer, and letting them make it best fit the place and their ideas. Her residency included writing a new piece for the CF Writers’ Award anthology, six writing workshops, and roving about town to cafes, bookstores, markets, parks, the train station and […]

Sep 5 2023

Goodbye to our Director Jane McMorrow

After five amazing years, today we say farewell to our Director, Jane McMorrow, who leaves Creative Future to pursue other opportunities. Jane’s hard work and tireless efforts created a new, thriving arts & health strand and achieved a long-standing goal of Creative Future joining the Arts Council National Portfolio. She also steered the organisation through […]

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