Time’s running out to nominate your cultural hero for Manchester Culture Awards 2018
You can nominate people, groups, and organisations who made a cultural buzz in the last year. Nominations for the inaugural awards will close later this month
There will now be awards that celebrate and champion the city’s cultural heroes, and it’s up to you to nominate those worthy of the titles.
It could be an individual, an organisation, an event, an exhibition, or a performance – anything that’s promoted the arts and generally created a buzz in the city.
The awards have been established by Manchester council in recognition of the city’s growing cultural footprint. It’s an industry that brings visitors from across the globe, boosts the city’s economy, and makes Manchester such a vibrant and interesting place to live.
The ceremony will be help on Wednesday November 14 at the Etihad Stadium, with the top three nominees from each category invited to the prestigious dinner.
The council hopes that this will become an annual event to celebrate Manchester’s constantly-evolving calendar of cultural events.
Nominees must be based in Manchester and have delivered activity that benefits the people of the city, both residents and visitors, or the local economy.
There are 12 categories to choose from, covering issues such as sustainability, health and wellbeing, and equality.
Most winners will be chosen by a panel of judges in August, but there is a chance for the public to have their say too.
The Manchester People’s Culture Award, in partnership with the Manchester Evening News, will celebrate someone who has shown dedication and contribution to our city’s culture, and will be chosen by public vote.
The achievement you’re nominating must have taken place in the 12 months up to April 2018.
Nominations for the awards are open now, and will close on Sunday July 22. For more information on the awards and to nominate, visit manchester.gov.uk/cultureawards .