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The North West Cultural Education Awards: DEADLINE EXTENDED

There’s still time to nominate either yourself, your organisation or those you’ve worked with, whose achievements you feel are worth celebrating.

The North West Cultural Education Awards celebrate best practice and innovation in the creative and education sectors, shining a light on those individuals, schools and organisations that have gone above and beyond in their work to bring the benefits of great arts and culture to the region’s children and young people.

It costs nothing to enter a nomination and you can submit entries in one or several categories of the 14 categories listed below – covering leadership, partnerships, Artsmark, Arts Award and creative careers.

For more information and details on how to nominate visit the awards website.


North West Cultural Education Awards 2018 Now Open

After the uplifting success of last year’s inaugural event, we are delighted to launch the North West Cultural Education Awards 2018.

These awards shine a light on those individuals, schools and organisations that have gone above and beyond in their work to bring the benefits of great arts and culture to the region’s children and young people – celebrating and championing best practise and innovation in the sector.

After a rigorous nomination and evaluation process, Award winners are announced at a glittering ceremony – attended by CEO of Arts Council England, Darren Henley – which this year will take place towards the end of the Summer term. The event will bring together teachers, arts and cultural sector practitioners, youth sector leaders, community representatives and policy-makers from across the North West.

For more information and details on how to make nominations visit the awards website.

Volunteer Manager of the Year Award

To mark this year’s conference, which is taking place at the Museum of London on Friday 13th April, the Heritage Volunteering Group are delighted to announce the introduction of our Volunteer Manager of the Year Award.

Through this award they’ll be celebrating and sharing innovative and outstanding examples of volunteer leadership within our sector. Nominations are welcome from all areas of the heritage sector and can be made for a Volunteer Coordinator, Part-time Supervisor, Head of Volunteering, paid or unpaid.

To nominate someone, please complete and return your form to us at heritagevolunteeringgroup@gmail.com by 5pm, Friday 23 March 2018

The Open Contemporary Young Artist Award – Call For Submissions 

Deadline: Sunday 1st April 2018

The Biscuit Factory Foundation has announced a national open call for young artists working across various mediums. 

The Open Contemporary Young Artist Award is an opportunity for artists 35 years old or younger working in the UK today to submit work to be included in an exhibition at The Biscuit Factory Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The Open Contemporary Young Artist Award will profile the successful entrants and raise awareness of mixed contemporary art practices. The Biscuit Factory welcomes submissions including painting, photography, original handmade prints, sculpture, glass, ceramics, textiles and jewellery. 

The winner will receive £1,000 and the opportunity for a solo show of work at The Biscuit Factory, along with a comprehensive press package. There will also be a People’s Choice Winner, voted for by the public, and they will receive a £250 prize. All finalists will receive online and print coverage.

For further information, and to apply, visit Curatorspace.com.

Museums + Heritage Awards

The annual Museums + Heritage Awards, now in its sixteenth year, recognises projects of excellence – innovative and ground-breaking exhibitions from galleries and visitor attractions across the UK and Europe. These range from remarkable achievements of national institutions to projects crafted with limited resources and those championing their staff and volunteers who work hard to deliver inspiring visitor experiences.

The Awards are judged by a panel of the sector’s leading lights including, Diane Lees, Director General, Imperial War Museum; Bernard Donoghue, Director, Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) and other leading sector professionals.

The 2018 Awards have 11 categories to choose from, including the BRAND NEW Best Shop Award which is split into two categories – Turnover Above £500k and Turnover Below £500k. The highly anticipated Temporary or Touring Exhibition, sponsored by Displayways, will once again be championing the incredible achievements in design and interpretation of teams across the UK. Also returning for 2018 is the ever popular and FREE Volunteer(s) of the Year Award in partnership with AIM.

The Novium, winner of the 2017 Temporary Exhibition Award had this to say “Acknowledgement at the Museum + Heritage awards for a small, local history museum was phenomenal, and really contributed to putting The Novium on the map as an award-winning museum.”

The deadline for the Awards is fast approaching – 1st February 2018 – and these Awards, which are open to all museums, galleries, cultural and heritage visitor attractions and their suppliers, no matter what size or budget, offer an unrivalled opportunity for everyone in this sector to celebrate their successes.

Nominate now for the Creative and Cultural Skills Awards 2018!

The annual Creative and Cultural Skills awards recognise those people who have shown an outstanding commitment to skill development and learning in the creative industries. In 2018, the awards ceremony will take place in North West England, at the Lowry Theatre in Salford, on Monday 16th April.

Nominations for awards across 9 categories are now being taken and must be submitted by Friday 15th December 2017.

The categories are:

– Craft & Jewellery Skills

– Design Skills

– Museums & Heritage Skills

– Music Skills

– Theatre Skills

– Training Provider of the Year Award

– Creative Choices Award

– Intern of the Year

Apply now at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2NG7Y29.

NCA ‘Hearts for the Arts’ Nominations

Deadline: 20 November 2017

The National Campaign for the Arts’ new awards scheme, ‘Hearts for the Arts’, now in its second year, recognises local authorities from across the UK who invest in high-quality arts initiatives.

Samuel West, Chair of the NCA, said: ‘Councils across the country live under real financial pressure, yet the success of these Awards in 2017 shows that arts programmes that unite and delight us can still be driven forward by passionate, committed people. In celebrating them and the essential work of some councils, we want to inspire others to keep the arts at the heart of their communities. Few things can bring us together like the arts can, and we need that now more than ever.’

Anyone can make a nomination, whether you are a member of the public who has experienced an outstanding Local Authority project, work for a Local Authority, or work in the arts sector. There are four categories:

  1. Best Local Authority Arts Initiative
  2. Best Local Authority Arts Champion- Officer
  3. Best Local Authority Arts Champion- Councillor
  4. Best Local Authority Arts Project encouraging community cohesion

Nominations can be made online here.

Museums + Heritage Awards 2018

The Museums + Heritage Awards 2018 are now open for entry!

The 2018 Awards have 11 categories to choose from, including the BRAND NEW Best Shop Award which is split into two categories – Turnover Above £500k and
Turnover Below £500k. Also returning for 2018 is the ever popular and
FREE Volunteer(s) of the Year Award in partnership with AIMAIM.

With these Awards open to all museums, galleries, cultural and heritage visitor attractions and their suppliers, no matter what size or budget, this is an unrivalled opportunity for everyone!

People’s History Museum Announced as Winners of the Family Friendly Museum Award 2017

A Co-op shop with an old fashioned till that everyone can play with, craft tables and a place to make your own placard, a suffragette kitchen to explore, friendly welcoming staff, microscopes to look at bugs in the conservation studio, gender neutral toilets, a shop with an excellent range of pocket money toys and loads of buttons to press and games to play, these are just some of the excellent things that have made the People’s History Museum in Manchester the winner of the Family Friendly Museum Award 2017.

Relaunched in 2010 after a major refurbishment programme and attracting over 100,000 visitors per year, the People’s History Museum is the national museum of democracy. Families were incredibly impressed with how the museum combined local subjects such as the Peterloo Massacre with exhibits about broader themes in social and political history right up to the present day.

Here’s why one family thought their local museum should win:

“We very much felt like they’d tried very hard to make the whole thing very inclusive – a lot of the exhibits echo diversity and inclusion”

The Family Friendly Museum Award is the biggest museum award in Britain and the only one where families pick the winner. To find out more about the winner, and the award, visit the Kids in Museums website here.

The Marsh Awards for Palaeontology, Mineralogy and Best Earth Sciences Book of the Year – 2017

The Marsh Awards recognise unsung heroes who have made a major contribution to the promotion of palaeontology or mineralogy in the UK and abroad. 

These contributions could include:

  • popular publications
  • websites
  • collecting and donation of natural history collections to museums
  • superb preparation or conservation of specimens in public collections
  • artistic or technical innovations

The awards

Three awards will be presented:

  • The Marsh Award for Palaeontology
  • The Marsh Award for Mineralogy
and new in 2017
  • The Marsh Award for Best Earth Sciences Book of the Year

The recipient(s) of each award will receive a certificate and a £1,000 prize.

The awards ceremony will be in the Flett Theatre of the Natural History Museum in London on 8 December  2017. The event is free but registration is required. Please complete and submit the form below by 6 December 2017

Nominations and deadline

Nominations will be accepted for groups or individuals. Groups are eligible for self-nomination.

Please complete the appropriate nomination form and send to M.Richter@nhm.ac.uk, attaching the independent letters of support. The deadline for nominations is 20 November 2017.

More about the Marsh Awards

The awards are the creation of Brian Marsh OBE, chairman of the Marsh Christian Trust, who wanted a vehicle to recognise ‘unsung heroes and heroines’, people who are passionate about what they do and devote their time to improving the world and our knowledge of it.

Since the Trust was established in 1981, the number of organisations it supports each year has grown from eight to over 400. In 2015 the Awards recognised over 150 individuals or groups in the worldwide, applauding their voluntary, professional and group contributions across the fields of social welfare, conservation, the arts and heritage.