Young people gathering in a space
Laura Callaghan

Future Creators, previously known as 'Our Future City', is a collective of organisations spanning the creative industries, local businesses, youth groups, schools, arts and heritage, health and social services. We work collectively to develop the creative potential, skills and voice of our children and young adults. 

We are driven by our response to need. By understanding local, regional and national context we are able to work together to shape and co-develop work that responds to need and will make a difference. 

Our ambition is to prove to the world that collective action to nurture the creativity of children works and has long term, positive and measurable effects. Children and young people are our beginning, not our end. We work backwards from their needs then match them with the most appropriate local opportunities.

The call for the importance of creativity for the future of the region and the nation, and the need to provide meaningful evidence to make the case for this is being heard from multiple sectors.

Starting in 2015 in Brighton & Hove, Future Creators was created out of Art Council England's Cultural Education Challenge

We are constantly looking to grow the collective and expand our offer. In 2019, we began to work with partners across Greater Brighton, reaching Worthing & Adur, Crawley and East Sussex to work collaboratively to improve outcomes for children and young people across the region.

Children and young people are our beginning, not our end. We work backwards from their needs then match them with the most appropriate local opportunities.

Future Creators is co-ordinated by a group of cultural and education organisations, but is not led by any one body. We are supported with investment from Artswork, the South East Bridge, and through the investment of time from a wide range of people and organisations.