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Creative Edinburgh Awards 2021: The Shortlist

We’re delighted to unveil the Creative Edinburgh Awards 2021 shortlist!

This year marks the 10th Creative Edinburgh Awards. Since 2012, we’ve been celebrating the city’s creative community with our annual Creative Edinburgh Awards highlighting the incredible projects, people and places that flourish across Edinburgh.

This year we are celebrating with two virtual parties for the first time:

Thursday 4 November | 19:00 - 21:00 | The Birthday Bash!

Thursday 18 November | 19:00 - 21:00 | The Live Ceremony!

The Birthday Bash is a celebration of 10 years uniting Edinburgh's creative community. Join us to meet and mingle online with other creatives and who knows, maybe you'll be entering yourself into the awards next year! We will also premiere the shortlist movie, a deep dive into this year's shortlist and our incredible sponsors and partners.

The Live Ceremony will be an opportunity to see the 2021 winners announced LIVE to and hear from the people behind the shortlisted projects. We will be live streaming from our venue partner, Fruitmarket Gallery. It's going to be a wonderful evening of celebrating Edinburgh's inspiring creative talent.

Tickets are on sale now.

Read on and discover the Creative Edinburgh Awards 2021 shortlist in full:

The Creativity Award - Sponsored by The School of Arts & Creative Industries, Edinburgh Napier University

A one-off project that’s proved unforgettable. For when innovative approaches have been explored, financial gain has taken a backseat, risks have been taken, and exploration of new ideas and new talent has been placed at the forefront of a project.

Mamoru Iriguchi - Sex Education Xplorers (S.E.X.)
Kyle Banks - Farewell North
Pilar Garcia de Leaniz - 100 Local Businesses Edinburgh

The Startup Award - Sponsored by CodeBase and Creative Bridge

New kids on the block who have been a registered business for three years or fewer and are already making their mark on Edinburgh’s creative scene.

Somewhere EDI CIC
Blunt Knife Co.

The Edinburgh Pottery Studio

The Independent Award

Recognising the individuals who continue to produce dedicated, inspiring and valuable projects which leave a lasting impression.

Sarah Kwan
Bill Addison
Ornella Joaquim

The Social Award

Recognising the projects and people that use creativity to pioneer ideas, create change and support and engage communities. If it’s impacted Edinburgh’s creative identity, it’s worth celebrating.

Out of the Blueprint
The Leith Collective

Lyrical Life

The City Award

Projects which have built on its cultural values, drawn on its city spaces or shouted about our creative hub on a national or international stage.

ReDrawing Edinburgh

Leith Theatre

        The Commercial Award

        Whether from a creative individual, collective, organisation, or partnership, projects produced for commercial ends where the creative muscles have been flexed and unique end results have been produced.

        100 Local Businesses Edinburgh - Pilar Garcia de Leaniz
        Ice Cream At The Interval
        - Stuart Smith-Gordon
        Scotland’s Stories
        - Graeme Johncock
        New Signs for Animation
        - Jonathan Mortimer & Team

        The Student Award - Sponsored by Faculty of Creative Industries, Edinburgh College

        Full or part time students who have founded a project, developed new ways to approach a discipline or pushed the boundaries of their medium alongside their studies.

        Whatever Next?
        Michael Gately

        Maxime Rommes
        & Sarah Harvie
        Bol Ke Lab

          The Collaboration Award - Sponsored by Creative Informatics

          Because teamwork makes the dream... become a reality. Projects involving two or more individuals or organisations who have pooled their creativity and strengthened their ties on outstanding projects.

          The Others
          INTER - Edinburgh Napier University & SGN

          Flourish Project

          Arts in Tongues

          The Leadership Award

          A pioneer, a mentor, a beacon of light… we’re celebrating the people whose contribution to their field, a project or Edinburgh’s whole creative community has been valuable and vital.

          Sara Thomson
          Sarah Calmus

          Chris Davey

          Tickets for the Creative Edinburgh Awards 2021 are on sale now - click [ here ].

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