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2021 Awards

Our independent judging panel made up of members of the Liverpool Cultural Partnership together with invited representatives from the Creative and Cultural sector selected the finalists in this year’s Liverpool City Region Culture and Creativity Awards from your 730 entries!

Below is the winners of the 2021 Liverpool City Region Culture & Creativity Awards. Huge congratulations to our finalists and winners.

Part of the Metro Mayor’s Percent for Culture initiative, these awards recognise the value and huge contribution that the cultural and creative sector bring to the Liverpool City Region making it one of the most vibrant and exciting places to live, work, study in, visit or do business in.

The Award Categories

The winners in each category are:

The People’s Choice - For Outstanding Contribution

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.  

The People’s Choice Award is decided by the public, chosen from a shortlist of individuals or organisations that have made an outstanding contribution and shown commitment to culture over a sustained period.

2021 Winner

The Reader

Artist of the Year

This award is to celebrate an artist whose work has stood out and contributed to the cultural and creative reputation of the LCR. This could be for a piece of work or a number of arts, cultural or creative projects that collectively have been consistently outstanding.

2021 Winner

Ashleigh Nugent

Arts Organisation of the Year

This award is to celebrate an arts organisation whose work has stood out and contributed to the cultural and creative reputation of the LCR. This could be for a piece of work or a number of arts, cultural or creative projects that collectively have been consistently outstanding.

2021 Winner

The Unity Theatre

Student Inspiration Award

This award is to celebrate the impact of a student under the age of 22 who displays an innovative and inspiring approach to art, culture and/or creativity.

2021 Winner

Khan Odita

Impact Award – Health & Wellbeing

This award is to celebrate the power and value of culture and creativity to achieve positive outcomes in health and wellbeing.

2021 Winner

Dead Pigeon Gallery and Damien John Kelly House – Vitality Homes

Impact Award – Environmental Sustainability

This award is to celebrate the power and value of culture and creativity to achieve positive outcomes in environmental sustainability.

2021 Winner

Metal Culture

Impact Award – Improving Education & Learning

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

2021 Winner

Heart of Glass with Andy Field, Beckie Darlington and schoolchildren from St Helens

Impact Award – Improving Community Cohesion

This award is to celebrate the power and value of culture and creativity to achieve positive outcomes in community cohesion.

2021 Winner

Pagoda Arts

Impact Award – International Reach

This award is to celebrate the power and value of culture and creativity at an international level.

2021 Winner

Dr Vicki Doyle

Impact Award – Future World of Work

This award is to celebrate the value of culture and creativity to stimulate adaptability across all age ranges for the future world of work.

2021 Winner

Merseyside Community Training

Impact Award – Sustainable Business in Arts

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

2021 Winner

dot-art

Covid-19 Creative Response (individual)

This award is to recognise an individual who has used culture and creativity to make a significant impact on people’s lives during the Covid-19 pandemic and the periods of lockdown. This could include adapting to different ways of working to creatively reach and engage others e.g. zoom choirs, online arts and cultural activities, sending out activity packs; and / or operating in a completely different way e.g. making PPE, providing local scrub Hubs, providing / supporting food distribution schemes.

2021 Winner

Bill Elms – Liverpool Theatre Festival

Covid-19 Creative Response (organisation)

This award is to recognise an organisation which has used culture and creativity to make a significant impact on people’s lives during the Covid-19 pandemic and the periods of lockdown. This could include adapting to different ways of working to creatively reach and engage others e.g. zoom choirs, online arts and cultural activities, sending out activity packs; and / or operating in a completely different way e.g. making PPE, providing local scrub Hubs, providing / supporting food distribution schemes.

2021 Winner

Human Libraries

Borough of Culture ‘Star of the Year’

This award is to celebrate a shining star from the Liverpool City Region’s 2021 Borough of Culture, Halton.

This category is open to anyone from Halton who has been part of their Borough of Culture programme.

2021 Winner

Louise Nulty

 

Judges Inspiration Award

The Judges Inspiration Award – significant contribution to Culture, is an award decided by the judging panel and awarded on the night.

2021 Winners

Bea Freeman

Eric Lynch

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