Jun 29 2023

Creative Future Welcomes Rose Kigwana as New CEO

After five years Creative Future’s current Director/CEO Jane McMorrow is stepping down having successfully secured the organisation’s place as a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) of Arts Council England. “It’s been a wonderful five years with Creative Future. The team are incredible and the best part of the role has been working with them and achieving […]

Jun 26 2023

2018 CFWA Winner Yvonne Reddick Wins a Northern Writers’ Award for Memoir

Huge congratulations to our 2018 Writers’ Award winner Yvonne Reddick who recently won a Northern Writers’ Award for Memoir. Yvonne will be developing her book project Fire on Winter Hill, about her father’s passion for hills and mountains, his work in the petroleum industry, and the climate change impacts she’s witnessed in hills and high […]

Jun 26 2023

Cover Reveal – Our 2023 Writers’ Award Anthology

Each year we publish an anthology featuring the award-winning entries from the Creative Future Writers’ Award competition. This year is the tenth anniversary of the awards and the theme for our writing competition was ‘X’. Our anthology features the winning entries from the 2023 Creative Future Writers’ Award, the UK’s only national competition for all […]
Day performing and looking fabulous

Jun 20 2023

Announcing our Liverpool Writer In Residence, Day Mattar

Day Mattar will be our Liverpool 2023 Regional Writer In Residence. Day ran two workshops exclusively for GYRO, Liverpool’s LGTBQ+ youth support agency, which they had greatly benefited from as a young person. Across the summer, Day will be in residence and facilitating workshops at FACT gallery–look out for them (wearing a yellow cape!) on […]

Jun 8 2023

What Is Home? Announcing our Darlington Writer In Residence Lisette Auton

Lisette Auton will be Darlington’s Writer In Residence in July 2023. She’ll undertake a roving residency across town, with a pack of writing prompts for anyone who wants to have a go, or just chat about what a writer does and about Darlington. Lisette will explore ideas about what makes a place your home. Sometimes […]

Mar 20 2023

We have an exciting opportunity to join Creative Future as our new CEO

Creative Future is a national charity that specialises in supporting creative people, artists and communities who are underrepresented in mainstream culture and face barriers and inequality to opportunities. Our mission is to make the arts more diverse and representative of the world we live in. In recognition of the quality and impact of our work, […]

Jan 17 2023

Creative Future Writers’ Award 2023: Q&A on the theme of ‘X’

What’s the theme for the 2023 Writers’ Award? Every year since the Awards began, we’ve put forward a theme for the competition—these have included Home, Chemistry, Tomorrow, How It Started and Essential. (You can see how past winners have responded to them in our Award anthologies.) As 2023 is the tenth Awards, we’ve selected the […]

Jan 17 2023

Our annual writing competition opens

We’re excited to announce our 2023 Writers’ Award competition is officially open for entries from all underrepresented writers! The theme for our 10th Awards is ‘X.’ Your work should respond to the theme, implicitly or explicitly, but we’re looking for quality writing first and foremost. The theme is a creative prompt, not a requirement. Send us your best work! Twelve writers in […]
A person is stood, looking at their notebook in deep though as they write a piece of creative non-fiction

Jan 3 2023

What is Creative Non-Fiction? New Genre Announced for CFWA 2023

For the tenth Creative Future Writers’ Award, we’re very excited to add a new genre—creative non-fiction. So what is creative non-fiction? Also known as narrative non-fiction, it generally means describing or telling a true story, events or experiences—and doing so creatively in a narrative way, or through literary or even poetic description. It usually recounts […]

Nov 8 2022

Creative Future awarded Arts Council NPO Funding

Creative Future is thrilled to announce we have been awarded funding as a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) for 2023-26 from Arts Council England. Our organisation was founded in 2007, established by two creatives with lived experience of some of the barriers the artists we work with face. Our mission from day one has always been […]

Nov 3 2022

Announcing the selected artists for FLOURISH 2

We are delighted to announce the artists selected for FLOURISH 2 – our second programme of Arts for Health & Wellbeing training. The creative practitioners below have been successful in securing a place on this free programme. We had over 40 applications from local artists; the standard was incredibly high and the selection process was […]

Nov 2 2022

Our 2022 Writers’ Award Winners’ Showcase

We had a brilliant time at our Writers’ Award Showcase, with a packed audience and a wonderful atmosphere. It was a joy to meet all the winners and hear them read their work so beautifully. Our Showcase is one of our favourite nights of the year; there’s always so much love in the room.💕 Thank […]

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