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Mar 1 2021

2021 Writers Award Competition Open!

Our annual Writers’ Award competition is officially open for submissions from underrepresented writers. It’s FREE to enter and you can submit ONE piece of writing in one category (poetry or fiction) or ONE in each category. This year’s theme is ESSENTIAL: what matters most? Your work should respond to the theme, implicitly or explicitly, but …

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Feb 8 2021

Hera Reviewed by The Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance

The Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance has reviewed the recent work Hera has been doing through the pandemic. They’ve created a case study on the Hera Programme; ‘How have culture and creativity been supporting people in health, care and other institutions during the Covid-19 pandemic?’ Read the case study here: https://www.creativefuture.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/CHW-Allicance-Case-Study.pdf 

Jan 29 2021

First Arts & Health Network, Brighton & Hove – Our First Meeting

The Arts &Health Network, Brighton & Hove is for freelance artists & health practitioners working in the Arts & Health Sector across our city. Creative Future is one of the partners in the Hera Partnership along with Robin Hood Health Foundation, The Old Market & Diversity & Ability. We are delivering a 3-year arts-focused social …

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Dec 8 2020

Akila Richards reflects on her experience as our 2020 Writer in Residence

My residency at Creative Future was my first. I was very excited and had big plans in how I could include nature, artistic practice and experimentation, and possibly a digital soundscape which I had successfully produced for another project. I particularly wanted to work with people from a variety of backgrounds, writing abilities, and wellbeing, …

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Nov 30 2020

Ellie McKinlay-Khojinian reflects on her Creative Future Writing Workshops for members of the migrant, asylum-seeking, and refugee community in Norwich

Last week saw the final workshop in a series of six that I had the absolute pleasure of delivering on behalf of Creative Future, for members of the migrant, asylum-seeking, and refugee community in Norwich, Norfolk. These were delivered in partnership with the National Centre for Writing, who was kind enough to let us use …

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Oct 6 2020

2020 Writers’ Award Digital Showcase

Join us for a celebratory evening in which 12 extraordinary, underrepresented writers emerge into the limelight. Tickets are available now for the Creative Future Writers’ Award Digital Showcase 2020, featuring highlights and readings from the 12 outstanding winners of the UK’s only national writing competition and development programme for all underrepresented writers. The showcase includes …

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Jul 28 2020

The winners of our 2020 Writers’ Award competition

Grief, male sexuality, the plight of pets in Covid-stricken Wuhan, and Scottish teenagers’ love lives are amongst the themes of the twelve winning entries of the Creative Future Writers’ Award, announced Tuesday 28 July. Now in its seventh year, the prize celebrates exceptional writing from underrepresented writers, who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, …

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Jul 6 2020

The CFWA 2020 Shortlist

We’re pleased to announce the shortlist of the 2020 Writers’ Award. This year we had 1,400 entries from all over the country—our highest number ever. The judges were incredibly impressed by the standard of work. Thanks to all who submitted; we enjoyed reading your work. Congratulations to all the shortlisted below. We will announce the …

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Jun 16 2020

Creative Future joins The Hera Partnership – a new arts & health programme for Brighton & Hove

Brighton & Hove City Council have made a major funding award to a charity partnership that puts the arts at the heart of health. A three-year funding award of nearly £300,000 has been made by the Third Sector Commissioning team to support creative activities across the city for people living with complex or long-term health …

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Apr 20 2020

Online Writers’ Day 2020

The National Centre for Writing and Creative Future present the 2020 Online Writers’ Day: free short talks and Q&A sessions for underrepresented writers.  Find out how to start and advance yourself as a writer and what support is out there. The Writers’ Day is aimed at new/emerging writers who face barriers to opportunity, due to …

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Apr 14 2020

Announcing Our 2020 Writer In Residence

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Akila Richards as our 2020 Writer In Residence.  We received a record 54 applications this year of extremely high quality.  We’d like to thank all of those who applied and wish them luck with their work. Akila Richards is an accomplished writer, poet and spoken word artist. Her …

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Feb 18 2020

New Writing South Writers’ Day 2020

Come along to a relaxed, conference-style day of informative industry sessions for emerging writers, hosted by New Writing South. Panel discussions, Q&A sessions and one to ones with writers, agents, publishers and other experts – the perfect opportunity to ask your burning questions and grow your writing support network. Tickets are for the full day …

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