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!

    Rising Voices Wessex

    The Rising Voices Wessex community choirs support people whose lives have been affected by cancer - giving them the support and encouragement needed to recover following their cancer experience.

    As many of the choir members are in the high-risk category for Covid, singing in person wasn’t an option - but they all missed the social and health benefits of meeting and singing. 

    A range of resources was hurriedly set up, including Zoom rehearsals, ‘phone friends’, quizzes and party nights. 

    "Our concerts have perhaps been our most innovative work during the pandemic, as we are very proud to have held and recorded both a Christmas and spring concert. This took great teamwork and was something we had thought we could never achieve in normal circumstances." Alastair Smith, Rising Voices Wessex 

    Learn more about Rising Voices Wessex

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