After an open call for entries, 36 groups from across the UK and Ireland have been shortlisted for this year's Creative Lives Awards.

As usual, we were blown away by the incredible volunteer effort that goes into providing opportunities for people to get together and express themselves creatively.

We know how important these groups are to the people who join them and the places they reside in - which is why we're giving them a well-deserved moment in the spotlight.

You can view the wonderful and diverse groups on the shortlist here. The public has now cast its votes to see who wins this year's People's Choice Award.

Meanwhile, Creative Lives judging panels have assembled in England, Ireland/N.Ireland, Scotland and Wales to choose a winner and runner-up for each nation. 

All of the winners will be announced and celebrated on 7 March 2023 at an inspirational ceremony at Aspire in Leeds, as part of the 'LEEDS 2023's Year of Culture' celebrations.

This page will be updated with details of all the winners on 8 March 2023 - so check back then!