As the nominations for our 6th annual awards start pouring in, don’t miss this handy rundown of what each of the categories cover, as well as a recap of who bagged the accolades last year. Following on from our insight into the City, Collaboration and Commercial awards, this time we’re looking at the Creativity, Independent and Leadership gongs…
The Creativity Award
This category is looking for a one off creative work or initiative, but the judges will have to consider it outstanding to win. Financial gain need not be the primary motivator in this category. In other words, it could simply be 'art' or a creative work undertaken to explore or express new ideas or talent.
Last year saw The Scottish Poetry Library win the Creativity Award for their drag queen poetry night ‘The Library is Open!’ hosted by Jean Francois Kerbs and Iain Morrison - highlighting the inclusiveness and openness of the creative sector.
The Independent Award
This category is looking for an outstanding contribution or activity from a professional individual. To enter you must be a registered creative business, sole trader or freelancer.
2016’s award was won by arts producer Morvern Cunningham, whose work at LeithLate and Leith Creative - amongst other projects - has firmly placed the cultural spotlight on Leith.
The Leadership Award
This award recognises an outstanding individual for their leadership and contribution to their sector, or the creative industries as a whole.
Cultural producer Adam Castle received last year’s Leadership Award for his vision, creation and delivery of the Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival (EAMIF) and LGBTQ+ friendly cabaret night Pollyanna.
If your creative practice, or that of someone you know, fits into any of the above categories, nominate them for a Creative Edinburgh Award today! All nominations are free to submit and the entry form is simple and fast to fill out - find it here and be sure to join us on the night to celebrate Edinburgh’s most inspiring creative talents.