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!

    We Made This

    #WeMadeThis is an amateur collective from Hull that stayed active during the pandemic through a range of creative projects.

    The ‘Bloomin’ Spring’ installation of flower garlands was made by the community in groups, schools, by individuals, families and church groups across 33 locations in September 2020. ‘Postcards From Hull’ was an online exhibition of 100 individually crafted submissions, and ‘Christmas Trees 4Ever’ saw trees being decorated in 80 communities across the city and the associated public trail downloaded 1,250 times. 

    Finally, ‘Helping Hands’ was “a thank you to all who had helped through the pandemic” installed in 95 locations during March 2021.

    Learn more about #WeMadeThis

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