Creative Futures

Creative Futures

Creative Futures offers transformational experiences through the arts for disadvantaged children and families, including those living in areas of socio-economic deprivation, looked after children and children with special needs and disabilities, including children in hospital.

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It ran from 1:00 AM, 15 May 2020 to 12:00 AM, 31 December 2020

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1143459)


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  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Infants (<2)Infants (<2)
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities


United Kingdom


Creative Futures aims to help narrow the educational attainment gap between the most and least disadvantaged (there is a 19-month attainment gap between the most and least disadvantaged children entering school), as well as helping all children to achieve their potential. We focus on working with children under 5 in areas of multiple deprivation, with children with Special Educational Needs, and with Looked After Children and Young People - some of the most vulnerable in society.


We devise and deliver high-quality, creative arts programmes which support and nurture children in a number of ways. Our projects are all delivered by inspiring, experienced professional artists: musicians, poets, artists, dancers, film-makers and dramatists. Our activities help build children's key skills, e.g. speech & communication, listening and turn-taking, confidence and self-expression. Each project tackles specific needs and is designed specifically for those involved.

  • “The sessions have been a total lifesaver for me and I don’t know what I would have done without them”

    — Parent

  • This is not just music. Something transformative is happening in this room today. We are witnessing community, creativity, respite, and love. We are watching women begin to heal, we are watching women mother to the utmost, we are watching social cohesion and change.

    — Jane Williams, director, The Magpie Project

  • The singing has helped increase the bond with my baby and I have seen how happy music makes her.

    — Parent