Liverpool City Region culture awards nominations now open


Nominations are now open for the 2021 Liverpool City Region Culture and Creativity Awards.

There are 14 categories up for grabs as well as a People’s Choice Award, all of which will be presented in a special ceremony in Halton next spring.

Nominees must live, study and/or work in the Liverpool City Region or have created work/projects that significantly benefit the residents or visitors to the City Region and/or has positively contributed to the development of the local economy.

Activity must have taken place between November 13, 2020 and November 12, 2021.

The awards were started three years ago by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram as part of his Percent for Culture initiative to recognise the value and power for change the arts, cultural and creative sector can bring.

Last year there were an amazing 700 nominations, with the 2020 winners being announced in an online ceremony during lockdown in February.

And organisers say there is so much good work going on around the six boroughs that make up the City Region that they are hoping for even more entries this time.

Sir Phil Redmond, co-chair of the City Region Cultural Partnership, said: “When we introduced these awards, the aim was to encourage and recognise creativity wherever it occurred, not restricted to what are traditionally known as arts and culture.

“Creativity occurs in our daily interactions, it helps shape us, and builds the culture that bonds us. So, be creative in spotting creativity and nominate anyone or anything that needs wider recognition.”

The closing date for nominations is November 12.

For more details on the categories and to nominate an individual, venue or organisation, visit the website HERE


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