Westminster Creative Collective

The Creative Collective was launched last year, in response to the events of 2020; can anyone remember a time when life had to change so quickly for so many? The experiences of COVID-19, lockdown and the re-emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement have also had a profound impact on many of us. After showcasing young people’s art in our online gallery and across Westminster in our local libraries, we celebrated the creative voice of our young people with a fantastic exhibition at the world renowned Saatchi Gallery.

We at City Lions, want to share and celebrate the creativity of Westminster’s brilliant young people and showcase their art, in all its different forms and demonstrate how creativity, can communicate and express opinions, thoughts and feelings. All too often the voices of young people go unheard. The Creative Collective is a chance for young people to use creativity as a tool to communicate.

Westminster Creative Collective 2022

We are excited to announce that the Westminster Creative Collective is back and we're looking for artworks of any type (visual, written, photography, moving image, sculpture) that respond to the following themes:

  • Love and Unity 
  • Climate Change 
  • Your Future 
  • Equality 

Winning artworks will be showcased in a variety of exhibitions in 2022. Please complete our online form which you can find here. 

The Creative Collective is open to all ages under 18. Submit by 20th April.

To see all the submissions we have received so far for 2022, visit our online gallery here

We would like to thank Westminster Children’s Services, schools, libraries, the Archives Centre, The Saatchi Gallery and all our partners supporting this work. For any questions or enquiries, please email us on

Westminster Creative Collective 2021

We received over 250 amazing submissions by young Westminster artists to the Westminster Creative Collective 2021 which can be viewed in our Virtual Exhibition here.

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