Thand you to all of our entrants for the York Culture Awards 2017.
Applications are now closed.
The York Culture Awards 2017 award categories are as follows:

Best Community Project or Event

Identifying a community project or event in 2016/17 that has made an impact on the cultural life of the city and brought the people of York together. 

Excellence in Cultural Education

Acknowledging a York-based school or other educational institute that demonstrated an innovative approach to developing creative talent by integrating arts into their curriculum in 2016/17.

Excellence in Cultural Equality and Diversity

Rewarding an individual or organisation that promoted equality, diversity and challenged discrimination through cultural activities or projects in 2016/17, that took place within the City of York.

Best Cultural Event or Festival

Commending the best of large or small scale events, festivals or exhibitions taking place in York over the last year.

Best Cultural Partnership

Recognising a York-based business, group or educational organisation, that has collaborated with a cultural partner to achieve outstanding results in 2016/17.

Excellence in Media Arts

Recognising the achievements of an individual or organisation in Media Arts during 2016/17. This could be for an individual work or an exhibition and can include (but is not limited to) Film, Graphic Design, Games Design, and Digital Art.

Best Performing Artist

Selecting this year’s stand-out individual performers or a group of performers from York. We welcome nominations from any form of performance artist; actors, dancers, musicians, singers, spoken word artists and comedians.

Best Production

Recognition for a company or organisation involved in a production within the City of York in 2016/17. Examples could include dance, music, stage/theatre or comedy performances.

Best Visual Artist

Honouring a York-based artist whose work has left a lasting impression in 2016/17. This nomination could be for one particular piece of an individual’s work or an exhibition/showcase of their talents.

Excellence in Writing

Acknowledgement of an outstanding York-based author, playwright, screenwriter or poet who has had some outstanding work published or performed during 2016/17.

Rising Star

Selection of a young person aged 18 or under who has already made a significant impact, or given an outstanding contribution to a cultural organisation, or the cultural sector as a whole.

Cultural Champion

Celebrating the achievements of an individual from the creative community, who has actively supported/ significantly contributed to the City of York’s cultural scene in 2016/17.


Your PR Toolkit

If you have entered the York Culture Awards 2015/16 there’s lots you can do to give your entry the PR exposure it deserves.

Out PR Toolkit gives you all the essential information you need to promote the awards and your entry. Download it now.

If you have any queries regarding the entry process please email or call  01904 554455.