Who We Are

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Founded in 2007, we are a bridge from the margins to the mainstream and a catalyst for individual change. We empower artists to use their creative talent to change their lives.

We give a platform for artists who face significant barriers to accessing the arts. We bring new art to new audiences.

We’re unique in the breadth of people we work with and the depth in which we work with them.

What Do We Mean by Underrepresented?

We work with those who feel they lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, identity, or other social circumstances. Read more here

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Our Mission

  • nurture the talents of underrepresented creative people
  • deliver equitable access to the arts
  • build a bridge from the margins to the mainstream
  • unlock potential and improve wellbeing
  • influence change in the sector

Our Core Values

  • artistic excellence
  • uncompromising access to opportunity
  • drive diversity and inclusion in the arts
  • empower artists to develop their voices and shape their creative futures

What Other Organisations Say About Us

"They provide a continuous pathway from artistic engagement to professional artistic practice delivering high quality art and writing workshops, mentoring, national events and follow on opportunities."

"We have consistently been impressed by their nurturing, welcoming approach which creates bespoke and meaningful pathways to integration and success for people facing multiple, complex and compounded issues.  Creative Future is unique in that it combines its expertise in aiding hard-to-reach people with high-quality, professional artistic standards."

"I’ve been really impressed by the work of Creative Future in helping support marginalised artists to develop skills and confidence – confidence as an artist, and also growing self esteem as work is exhibited and skills developed. I wouldn’t hesitate to refer more clients to your very valuable and well-placed service."

"It has been a pleasure to work with such a valuable, dynamic and unique charity."

"Creative Future workshops enable us to offer a wider range of activities to our service users that we couldn’t otherwise offer. The Creative Future tutor has a depth of experience and level of expertise that we simply don’t have in the staff team."

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