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LCR Culture and Creativity Awards 2024

Liverpool City Region is a thriving place for culture and creativity and we wanted to celebrate this, so the Liverpool City Region Culture and Creativity Awards were born!

Established in 2019 as part of the Metro Mayor’s commitment to culture, they recognise and celebrate excellence and innovation in art, technology, innovation and creativity within Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens, and Wirral.

Nominations for the 2024 awards are now open.



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Last year's LCR Culture and Creativity Awards

Catch up with all of the action from the spectacular evening at the Shakespeare North Playhouse celebrating culture and creativity from across the city region as we plan 2024’s event!

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Imagine Bamboo is Everywhere!

Giant animated artworks made entirely of sustainable bamboo took centre stage during the Liverpool City Region’s packed cultural events programme this August.

Local artists worked with communities across the city region to design and build ten ingenious bamboo structures as part of a public art exhibition which toured all of the region’s boroughs.

The Imagine Bamboo programme aims to raise awareness of the environmental benefits of using bamboo as a sustainable building material.

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One percent for culture

To celebrate and support our fantastic cultural assets and the benefits they bring to the people in our communities, Liverpool City Region is the first in the country to commit to spending the equivalent of 1% of its annual £30 million devolution funding from government to support cultural activities.

We also offer significant support for the fantastic work taking place in the city region.  We contributed £5 million to support Liverpool 2018, the celebration of the 10th anniversary of Liverpool’s tenure as European Capital of Culture.

That investment supported a full programme of events, including China Dream, Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta, the finale of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and the return of the Giants, for which 1.5 million people descended on the city region.

LCR Culture & Internationalism Research

Liverpool City Region’s Culture and Internationalism Research explores the interaction between culture, education, community and the visitor economy across the six boroughs within Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA).

This report provides a better understanding of:

• The composition of the city’s residents including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people
• The international student population
• Visitor profiles and trends

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Music Support Fund Final Report

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority approved an award of £2m of SIF funding to support the Liverpool City Region Music Industry Sector Development Pilot Project, to deliver a programme of business growth, skills and talent development and associated work to strengthen the LCR music ecosystem. This was approved at its meeting of 20th March 2020.
The LCR Combined Authority approval was for an initial £250,000 to be awarded from SIF 2 with the remaining £1,750,000 to be funded from SIF 3, subject to funding.
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More policy information

If you would like to learn more about our culture policy or are looking for guidance and procedures to get involved with our culture schemes then please visit our policy documents page. Our policy documents offer detailed information on the various policies.

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