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LCR Culture & Creativity Awards 2024

Liverpool City Region is a thriving place for culture and creativity and we want to celebrate this.

peoples choice award winners

2024 Awards

2024’s event marks the fifth year of The Liverpool City Region Culture & Creativity Awards. Established in 2019 as part of the Metro Mayor’s commitment to culture, the awards recognise and celebrate the incredible contribution that culture and creativity make to our city region.

The awards are part of the Metro Mayor’s 1% for Culture initiative, and will honour the value and contribution that the cultural and creative sector brings to the Liverpool City Region, making it one of the most vibrant and exciting places to live, work, study, visit or do business in. The Liverpool City Region includes the 6 local authority Boroughs of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens, and Wirral.

The 2024 event is sponsored by The ACC Liverpool Group Ltd, Davies Partnership, The Manufacturing Technology Centre Limited, Liverpool One, Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village, Sedulo, Glass Futures, World of Glass and Charity Bank.

Having received more than 600 nominations, We’re pleased to announced the  finalists for each category below.

2024 Award Catergories

People’s Choice Award

This award is to celebrate an outstanding contribution to culture and creativity, which has made a significant difference to the quality of life at either local, Borough or City Region level.

2024 Finalists

  • Sarah McLaughlin – Creative Balance
  • Imaginarium Theatre
  • Writing on The Wall (WoW)
  • Africa Oyé
  • Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre
  • Wirral History and Heritage Association

Voting People’s Choice Award is now closed.

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Inspirational Young Person Award

This award is to celebrate the impact of a young person under the age of 25 who displays an innovative and inspiring approach to art, culture and/or creativity.

2024 Finalists

  • Lucky Ali
  • Emily Garner
  • James Gillaspy

Artist / Creative of the Year

This award is to celebrate an individual whose work has stood out and contributed to the cultural and creative reputation of the LCR.

2024 Finalists

  • Addae G
  • Natalie McCool and Stealing Sheep
  • Emma Smith

Arts Organisation of the Year

This award is to celebrate an organisation whose work has stood out and contributed to the cultural and creative reputation of the LCR.

2024 Finalists

  • Open Eye Gallery
  • Creative Balance
  • Andrew Curphey Theatre Company

Health & Wellbeing Award

This award is to celebrate the impact culture and creativity has in health and wellbeing.

2024 Finalists

  • Damien John Kelly House
  • Dr Simon Abrams, lead for Anfield, Everton & Aintree Community Innovation Team
  • Holistic Harmonies – (Rachel Waite) and The Life Rooms

Environmental Award

This award is to celebrate the impact culture and creativity has on the green agenda, including environmental sustainability and contribution to net zero targets.

2024 Finalists

  • Incredible Edible Knowsley
  • Imagine Bamboo is Everywhere in the Liverpool City Region
  • Ascent Autism Specialist College

Improving Education & Learning Award

This award is to celebrate the impact of culture and creativity to achieve positive outcomes in education and learning.

2024 Finalists

  • Malik Al Nasir
  • Sefton Children’s University
  • Liverpool Learning Partnership

Community Cohesion Award

This award is to celebrate the impact culture and creativity has on bringing communities together.

2024 Finalists

  • The Community Hub
  • Liverpool European Festival led by Merseyside Polonia with 27 Partners
  • Liverpool Lighthouse

International Reach Award

This award is to celebrate the impact culture and creativity has on strengthening international relationships.

2024 Finalists

  • Sound City
  • Help Ukraine Song
  • Rev. Dr. Taras Khomych
  • St Helens Youth Cultural Exchange Programme

Preparing for Work Award

This award is to celebrate the impact culture and creativity has on developing technical, transferable and life skills in preparing young people for the world of work.

2024 Finalists

  • The Learning Foundry and Future Yard CIC
  • Writing on the Wall – Write to Work Project
  • Ascent Autism Specialist College

Business in the Arts Award

This award is to celebrate businesses that make a significant contribution to economic growth within the arts, culture and creativity sector.

2024 Finalists

  • Big Comedy UK
  • Liverpool BID Company
  • Future Yard CIC

Innovation Award

This award is to celebrate an organisation, group or partnership whose application of creativity has been game changing, demonstrating innovation in the fields of technology, business and/or science in order to develop and introduce new ideas and improved ways of doing things.

2024 Finalists

  • Scenegraph Studios
    House of Memories On the Road,
  • National Museums Liverpool
  • Digital Skills Lab @ Everton in the Community

Innovator of the Year Award

This award is to celebrate an individual whose application of creativity has been game changing, demonstrating innovation in the fields of technology, business, and/or science in order to develop and introduce new ideas and improved ways of doing things.

2024 Finalists

  • Dr Srijan Jindal
  • Lucky Ali
  • Christopher Butler

Borough of Culture ‘Star of the Year’

This award is to celebrate a shining star from the Liverpool City Region’s 2023 Borough of Culture, St Helens.

2024 Finalists

  • Fay Lamb – Wonderarts
  • Tom Glynn
  • Cath Shea
  • Laura-Kate Pontefract

Inspiration Award - Lifetime Achievement

This award is to celebrate and recognise an individual’s lifelong creative contribution to the Liverpool City Region. This award will be decided by the judging panel.

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