Applications are now closed for the York Culture Awards 2018.
The finalists for the York Culture Awards 2018 will be announced by Friday 26 October 2018.
Please find below all of the categories for this year's awards.

 

Outstanding Community Arts Project

Sponsored by York St John University

This award recognises a grassroots community arts project or event that brought the people of York together.

 

Inspirational Teacher

Sponsored by Yorkshire Education

This award recognises a York-based teacher that demonstrated an inspirational approach to developing creative talent.

 

Excellence in Cultural Equality & Diversity

Sponsored by Langleys Solicitors

This award recognises a programme or organisation that promotes equality, values diversity and/or challenges discrimination through cultural activities or projects in York.

 

Outstanding Cultural Festival (Small)

Sponsored by Hungate York

This award recognises the best of small scale festivals (5,000 and under attendees) taking place in York.

 

Outstanding Cultural Festival (Large)

Sponsored by York BID

This award recognises the best of large scale festivals (over 5,000 attendees) taking place in York.

 

Outstanding Cultural Collaboration

Sponsored by Viridian FX

This award recognises an organisation that has collaborated with a cultural partner to create an outstanding arts project or event in York.

 

Excellence in Media Arts

Sponsored by University of York

This award recognises the achievements of an individual or organisation in Media Arts. This could be for an individual piece or exhibition and can include (but is not limited to) Film, Graphic Design, Games Design & Digital Art.

 

Outstanding Performing Artist

Sponsored by The Grand Hotel & Spa

This award recognises a stand-out performer or group of performers in York including actors, dancers, musicians, singers, spoken word artists or comedians.

 

Outstanding Live Performance

Sponsored by BHP Chartered Accountants

This award recognises a live performance in York and/or by a York artist(s) including dance, music, stage/theatre or comedy performances.

 

Outstanding Busker

Sponsored by Gear4music

This award recognises an exceptional busker (or group of buskers) who perform on the streets of York.

 

Outstanding Visual Artist

Sponsored by DC Architecture

This award recognises the achievements of an invidual in Visual Arts. This could be for an individual piece or exhibition and can include (but is not limited to) painting, sculpture, printmaking, crafts, etc.

 

Excellence in Writing

Sponsored by Shepherd Group

This award recognises an author, playwright, screenwriter or poet who has had an outstanding work published or performed.

 

Rising Star

Sponsored by Bootham School

This award recognises a young person aged 21 or under who has made a significant cultural impact or produced an outstanding piece(s) of work.

 

Best Cultural Experience

Sponsored by Business Switch Gas & Electric

This award recognises the very best cultural experience that took place in York this year and can include (but is not limited to) events, exhibitions, creations, performances, etc.

 

Cultural Champion

Sponsored by City of York Council

This award recognises an individual from the creative community, who has actively supported / significantly contributed to York’s cultural scene.

 


If you have any queries regarding the York Culture Awards please email awards@makeityork.com or call  01904 554455.