Creative Lives Awards

Celebrating the achievements of community-led creative groups

The Creative Lives Awards celebrate the creative groups that enhance people's lives in villages, towns, and cities across the UK and Ireland. Since 2010, we've invited community-led groups to share their activities and achievements, so that we can give you a well-deserved moment in the spotlight.  

Our Award winners all use creativity to bring people together. Groups might take part in singing, dancing, painting, crafting, performing, playing music, or any other creative activity. All of them provide vital opportunities for people to find community, express their creativity, make friends, learn new skills, boost their wellbeing - and have fun together!

The 2024 Creative Lives Awards are now closed for entries.

All entrants will be contacted w/c 27 May and the shortlisted groups will appear on this page w/c 3 June.

    Please get in touch at [email protected] if you have any further questions.


    A Celebration of Humanity

    Want to learn more about the Creative Lives Awards? You can read about some of our previous winners below and the wonderful work they do, or check out a list of our recent winners here. We hope they will inspire you to tell us all about your group!

    Gwyl y Ferch

    Gŵyl y Ferch is a grassroots, volunteer-run social venture based in North Wales. Their objectives are to provide a stage for the creative women of North Wales, improve accessibility to the arts through free and affordable events, and to fundraise and partner with local charities helping women and girls.

    In 2020, the festival was cut short due to the pandemic, so they moved their activities online, including a free-to-download online colouring book, an online poetry anthology online and an online film evening.

    In 2021, the project created an online virtual reality exhibition, and hosted an online art exchange, partnering different artists - amateur and professional - across disciplines.

    "We're a grassroots venture that is passionate about providing a stage for unheard voices. Many of our artists have been first-time exhibitors or hobbyists taking their first steps into an art career. We are enthusiastic to show that there is immense talent in North Wales, and rural areas, and to provide the first-time opportunities that many of us have felt are lacking." Ffion Pritchard, Gŵyl y Ferch


    Learn more about Gŵyl y Ferch

    Website: https://www.artsteps.com/

    Facebook: @gwylyferch 

    Instagram: @gwylyferch_festival 

    YouTube: Gwyl y Ferch 2020 Opening Night Gig

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