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

February 6, 2024

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. […]

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Our Annual Writers’ Award is open for entries!

January 31, 2024

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

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Arts & Health Network Festive Celebration and Arts Workshop

November 29, 2023

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.

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Announcing the Creative Future Writers’ Award 2023 winners

September 20, 2023

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. […]

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Join Creative Future as our new Communications Manager

September 19, 2023

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 […]

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Goodbye to our Director Jane McMorrow

September 5, 2023

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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Creative Future Welcomes Rose Kigwana as New CEO

June 29, 2023

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 […]

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

June 26, 2023

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 […]

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Cover Reveal – Our 2023 Writers’ Award Anthology

June 26, 2023

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 […]

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Announcing our Liverpool Writer In Residence, Day Mattar

June 20, 2023

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 […]

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