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!

    Touchbase Care CIC

    Touchbase Care in Folkestone provides support and activities for people with varied disabilities.

    So that their members were not left completely isolated, Touchbase set up a secure online facility where group members were able to participate in workshops and collaborate with each other and volunteers.

    At least four creative sessions took place each week, including singing, drumming, creative writing, pottery and art challenge. Each activity saw members flourish online and engage on a deeper level. The volunteers pushed their own boundaries by facilitating an online ‘Sensory Arts Festival’, working to make it accessible for those with sensory impairments and access challenges and bringing in a wide range of collaborators.

    "Some volunteers and members have now taken the lead on workshops initially run by tutors. These sessions inspired individuals who wanted to continue these activities and they now do so independently." Holly Smith, Touchbase Care

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