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!

    Reading playwrights

    Launched in September 2019, Reading Playwrights offered new and amateur playwrights in Reading and the surrounding areas an opportunity to develop their writing practice, by having their work performed and receiving audience feedback.

    This volunteer-led group believes playwriting should be accessible for everyone, regardless of age, income, ethnicity, or any other factor. The group was designed both to develop attendees who might want to pursue playwriting professionally and to support amateur writers to encourage and express their creativity, and during the pandemic they have found a number of ways to stay connected, learn new skills and share their work.

    "Creative writing is an important activity in its own right. One that fosters better mental health, improves communication skills, builds confidence and imagination, and is also just downright fun!" Emily Goode, Reading Playwrights

    Learn more about Reading Playwrights

    Website www.progresstheatre.co.uk/writing 

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