Since 2013, we've been celebrating the city’s creative community at the annual Creative Edinburgh Awards, highlighting the projects, people and places that flourish across Edinburgh.
2019's event saw our celebrations commence at The Hub as we celebrated not only our awards but also our 8th Birthday Bash as we approach a decade of bringing together the city's creative community.
The Creative Edinburgh Awards 2019 reflected the diverse talents rife across Edinburgh’s creative industries - well done to all those who were nominated and a massive congratulations to our winners below!
The Creativity Award - Impact Arts (Projects) Ltd - Knight at the Castle
Sponsored by The Creative Industries Faculty at Edinburgh College, the Creativity Award went to Impact Arts (Projects) Ltd for Knight at the Castle, a neon extravaganza at Edinburgh Castle celebrated Scotland's Year of the Young People, showcasing young rising talent and integrated partnerships with a range of youth organisations.
The Start Up Award - High Tide
Through high-end online content and transparency in their commissioning process, creative video studio High Tide was founded in 2017, placing meaningful engagement between clients and audiences at the forefront of their work.
The Independent Award - Jess Brough
Jess Brough was awarded the Independent Award for her tireless work as advocate and campaigner in founding Fringe of Colour. Launched in 2018 as a publicly-available database of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival by performers of colour, this soon evolved into a database, social media platform and a means to connect people of colour during the festival, alongside a free ticketing scheme working to make the Fringe as accessible as possible for young people of colour.
The Social Award - Scottish BAME Writers Network
Scottish BAME Writers Network is an accessible network that advocates and provides opportunities for BAME writers across Edinburgh, including advocacy, community promotion and literary events for BAME/POC writers with a connection to Scotland. The Social Award was sponsored by CityFibre.
The Commerical Award - GRAS/Groves-Raines Architects - The Cassette at Waverley Mall
The Cassette at Waverley Mall was the second in a series of retail spaces which, through playful form, reclaimed materials and clever design, reimagine previously neglected corners of the mall.
The Student Award - R Sustainable
Sponsored by Edinburgh Napier University, The Student Award went to University of Edinburgh-based social enterprise group R Sustainable for their work linking art and science to explore material innovation and showcase sustainable fashion and product design.
The Collaboration Award - Daydream Believers
The Collaboration Award (sponsored by CodeBase) was awarded to Daydream Believers, a project which unites employers, teachers, lecturers and students in bringing essential skills, insights and resources to the classroom such as creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving.
The City Award - Jemma Neville - Constitution Street
Jemma's recently published book Constitution Street was published by 404 Ink. Through an exploration of physical space and insights into the lives of those around her, she explores today’s constitutional crisis in an age of anxiety.
The Leadership Award - Helena Good
Awarded for her work inspiring the next generation of creatives over the space of her career through mentoring, teaching and leadership of Daydream Believers, The Leadership Award went to Helena Good.