The Creative Lives Community Champions Network is a peer support network for people who lead, organise and host participatory creative cultural activities that take place regularly in social groups in England.


In April 2021 Creative Lives invited creative community champions across England to tell us who they are, what they do and what sort of support they need via a short survey.  So far over 125 people responded.

We analysed the results and have listened to what respondents told us, and in response we have created the Creative Lives Community Champions Network.  

On Tuesday 21 September 2021 we launched this new network on Zoom. The event started with an overview of the survey results, we announced our Autumn 2021 Training & Networking Programme  and introduced our new free bespoke peer support forum (see below for details).

You can watch a short video that captures the highlights and key takeaways from this event here:

We're still keen to hear from any creative community champions that haven't already completed the original survey.  Get in touch by completing this online form to tell us who you are and what support you need, and one of our regional development officers will be in touch.

Creative Community Champions Network Online Peer Support Forum
We also invite you to join us on our new private online peer support forum on Slack by following this link: https://tinyurl.com/CLChampionsSlackLink 

This is a safe, private space to ask for advice and help, and to give and receive peer support.  It's free, and easy to use, and we've prepared a short video introduction to Slack and how to join, which you can view here: 



Our Winter Training & Networking Programme

Creative Lives Training: Getting Your Story Out There 
Originally due to take place on 10 November, but postponed until early 2022
If you'd like to express your interest in this event, please email [email protected] 

Creative Lives Training: Finding and using alternative spaces
An online learning event about finding and using different spaces, for creative groups
Postponed from Wednesday 8 December to early 2022.
If you'd like to express your interest in this event, please email [email protected] 

#CreativeNetwork - Crafts: 'The Making of Coventry' programme announcement'
Delivered in partnership with Heritage Crafts
Friday 10 December, from 10:00am - 11:00am
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#CreativeNetwork - South West: Monthly Drop In Support Session
Friday 21 December, from 11:00am - 12noon
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*Special Event: Creative Community Champions Network Coaching & Mentoring Taster Workshop*
Improve your leadership skills at this insightful workshop lead by Jodie Gibson
Tuesday 18 January, from 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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#CreativeNetwork - South West: Monthly Drop In Support Session
January 18 January 2022, from 11:00am - 12noon
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You can find out about other upcoming #CreativeNetwork events here.

We'll be announcing our Spring 2022 programme in due course.  

We'd love to hear from you if you have any specific support you'd like us to include in these sessions or if you have suggestions for any other subjects you'd like us to cover.  You can do this via the help-learning-suggestions channel on Slack or by emailing [email protected]

Regional Development Officers England Team Contacts

England/North - claire [at] creative-lives.org
London - natanya [at] creative-lives.org
Midlands - nicola [at] creative-lives.org
South East and East  - charlotte [at] creative-lives.org
South West - sally [at] creative-lives.org