How peer coaching can help with your artistic practice

Date Published: 21/02/19

Are you a writer or an artist that sometimes struggles with self-belief? As in, “I love creating artwork/stories/paintings/photographs/novels but are they any good?” Or maybe you have a million ideas and you can’t decide which one to focus on? Or perhaps you’re facing the opposite dilemma; the blank page, the…

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CFWA 2019 writing competition open for entries

Date Published: 11/02/19

Annual Creative Future Writers’ Awards 2019 opens for entries from under-represented writers The UK’s only national competition for all under-represented writers opens today (11th February) featuring over £10,000 in cash and writer development prizes. And this year, there’s a name change. The Creative Future Literary Awards becomes the Creative Future…

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

Date Published: 30/01/19

Given that we’re about to launch our award for writers, it feels apt to use the words of Shakespeare to ask; “What’s in a name?” Well, actually, a huge amount. The famous line implies that names aren’t all that important, but we beg to differ. Names can have a significant…

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Spotlight Books

Date Published: 22/11/18

Creative Future, Myriad Editions and New Writing South are looking for the best unpublished poets and fiction writers from under-represented backgrounds—those who face barriers due to mental health, disability, identity or social circumstance. Six writers will be selected for publication in individual books. More info and how to enter Deadline:…

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Online Art Shop Now Open

Date Published: 01/08/18

Our brand new online shop is officially open, selling high quality limited edition prints. You can browse the shop at

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Free Creative Writing Workshops with award-winning poet

Date Published: 01/08/18

There are spaces available on our autumn programme of creative writing workshops for under-represented writers at New Writing South in Brighton and They Eat Culture in Preston. They’re suitable for beginners as well as more experienced writers and they’re led by the incredible Pat Winslow. Spaces go quickly, so grab…

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Free Art Drop In starting October

Date Published: 01/08/18

Our art workshop in Brighton is a relaxed and friendly class, open to all abilities. Over the course you will cover the basics of drawing using still life, portrait models and life models as well as exploring a wide range of different artistic processes including drawing, mono printing, collage and…

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‘Eleven’ a Creative Future Exhibition at Brighton Dome

Date Published: 10/04/18

This May we’re launching our brand new online shop selling exclusive limited edition prints. To celebrate, we’re holding an exhibition at the Brighton Dome, as part of Brighton Festival. ‘Eleven’ features an eclectic mix of artwork from eleven regional artists ranging from abstract to figurative to landscape, showcasing some of…

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CFLA Writer in Residence Scheme Now Open for Applications

Date Published: 08/01/18

The Creative Future Literary Awards & New Writing South are accepting applications for a unique development opportunity for a talented under-represented poet or fiction writer. The six month paid residency at Preston Park Recovery Centre in Brighton offers time and space to write, the chance to work with vulnerable adults…

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Interview With Alan Morrison in Viva Magazine

Date Published: 03/01/18

The latest issue of Viva magazine features a full page interview with Alan Morrison. We’re hosting a free ‘Meet The Writer’ event with Alan on the 18 January 2018 where he will discuss how poetry has been a medium through which he has been able to explore and try and make…

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Buy the CFLA 2017 anthology eBook for just £2.99

Date Published: 15/11/17

The 2017 Creative Future Literary Awards anthology features award-winning poetry and short fiction from outstanding under-represented writers, alongside work from internationally bestselling author, Kit de Waal, guest poet and playwright, Sabrina Mahfouz, and writer in residence, Dean Atta. The theme of ‘Important Nothings’ was inspired by a quote from Jane Austen,…

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Support Under-Represented Artists Via Our Tight Modern Crowd Funder

Date Published: 03/10/17

Help stamp out stigma, increase arts diversity: support the Tight Modern Winners’ Tour, a national showcase of 15 under-represented artists facing barriers of mental health, disability or identity. The Tight Modern is the world’s smallest pop-up art gallery—an 8’ x 5’ replica of the iconic Tate Modern. A tiny art gallery with a…

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We support the #NOFREEWORK campaign

Date Published: 25/09/17

Creative Future supports the #NOFREEWORK campaign – that all creative freelancers should be paid. Unpaid work is any scenario where a business exploits an individual for commercial gain by not paying for labour or services that have been provided by that individual. Unpaid work can have a damaging effect on…

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New Workshop Programme Announced

Date Published: 12/09/17

We’ve got a whole host of new workshops and courses starting this September. View all our workshops and book your place here

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Creative Future selected for the Arts Council funded Creative United ‘Prosper’ programme

Date Published: 10/07/17

We are proud to announce we have been selected for the Arts Council funded Creative United ‘Prosper’ programme that will enable us to benefit from free business support along with other cutting edge artists, innovative library services, enterprising museums and much-loved arts organisations. For further details see the Creative United…

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July Newsletter

Date Published: 01/07/17

Our newsletter for July is now available to view here

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Why you should enter more writing competitions: The Future Bookshelf

Date Published: 15/06/17

Our Creative Future Literary Awards competition has been featured on the Future Bookshelf blog. Creative Future Director Dominique De-Light and Project Manager, Sarah Juckes, introduce the Creative Futures Literary Awards and explain why you should be entering. Read the full blog here

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June Newsletter

Date Published: 30/05/17

Our June newsletter is now available to view, with all the latest updates on our activities. View our June newsletter here

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We’re Hiring an Administrator

Date Published: 16/05/17

Creative Future seeks an Administrator, highly experienced in office management, programme administration & with excellent organisational skills. This role is vital to the smooth running of this fast paced organisation and the delivery and evaluation of Creative Future’s activities. Deadline 2 July 2017 View the full job advert and download…

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We Want your Feedback!

Date Published: 27/03/17

At Creative Future we’re committed to improving the services we offer for our artists and writers. In order to do so, it’s vital we know the thoughts of our service users. To help us gather feedback, we invite you to tell us what you think of Creative Future over the…

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2017 is the 10th Anniversary of Creative Future!

Date Published: 07/02/17

We’re a charity that gets results. Participants get exhibited, published and earn income. Many go onto further education, volunteering or employment. Participants redefine themselves as people with potential rather than people with problems. New art is taken to new audiences. Join us and help take our support for creative people…

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Creative Future’s February Newsletter

Date Published: 07/02/17

The latest updates from Creative Future – February 2017 You can download our latest newsletter here

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Creative Future’s Tight Modern Features on BBC South East Today

Date Published: 01/12/16

Did you see us on the telly? We we’re thrilled to have been featured on BBC South East Today, celebrating the fantastic artwork in the 2016 Tight Modern tour. Creative Future’s Director Dominique De-Light was interviewed by the wonderful Robin Gibson, along with two of this year’s selected artists Yvonne J Foster…

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Tight Modern 2016 Preview, Brighton

Date Published: 14/11/16

Join us for this year’s Tight Modern preview on Thursday 24 November 5-7pm at the Jubilee Library, Brighton. Come and see the fantastic artwork selected for this year’s tour, and vote for your favourite. View full event details here We hope to see you there! View the artwork selected for…

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Deadline for Tight Modern 2016 Entries: 30 OCTOBER

Date Published: 17/10/16

The deadline for submitting your artwork to this year’s Tight Modern is fasting approaching. Don’t forget to send your work by Sunday 30 October. Selected work will tour across libraries and galleries in 2017/17. All selected artworks will be in with a chance to win cash, art materials and professional development…

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New Workshops – ‘Creative Writing for Those With Dyslexia’

Date Published: 19/09/16

This year Creative Future are running a brand new workshop, ‘Creative Writing for Those with Dyslexia’. The workshops are free and will take place across three different locations, with a further fourth location to be confirmed later in the year. The workshops will run on: Monday 3 Oct 6-8pm Dyslexia…

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Meet the Writer: Akila Richards

Date Published: 07/09/16

Earlier this year Creative Future hosted our free event ‘Meet the Writer: Akila Richards.’ Our ‘Meet the Artist/Writer’ series showcases writers and artists from under-represented backgrounds and how they got their work ‘out there’. Akila is a writer, poet and passionate spoken word artist. Some of her writing gives voice to the…

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New Activities Programme Published

Date Published: 20/08/16

We’ve just published our brand new activities programme for 2016/17. It includes a whole host of brand new workshops, courses and events for artists and writers. Some are entry level and others are open to those looking for professional development. All are either free or very low cost. Take a…

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