Enter the Arts Against Covid Awards

The Arts in Health International Foundation has launched the Arts Against Covid Awards to recognise initiatives that demonstrate the positive effects of the arts on the health of those impacted by Covid-19. The €5,000 prize is available for executed, ongoing or planned arts and cultural activities conceived to improve health and wellbeing. Special consideration will be given to projects that contain information on the execution, dissemination and wider impact of the results as well as projects that include the participation/involvement of professionals, bodies or health centres.

Shortlist announced for Hearts for the Arts Awards 2021

The National Campaign for the Arts' have revealed the shortlisted entries for the Hearts For The Arts Awards 2021. The awards celebrate the unsung heroes of local authorities champion the arts against all odds. Categories include Best Arts Project, Best Arts Champion – Local Authority or Cultural Trust Worker and Best Arts Champion – Councillor. This year's awards have seen the NCA receive a record-breaking number of nominations, as local communities turned to the arts for solace, strength and connectivity during the pandemic. The winners will be announced on 14 February 2021.

CHWA 2021 Awards are launched

The Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA) will recognise the work of the culture, health and wellbeing sector throughout the COVID pandemic at the CHWA Awards 2021. CHWA are looking for projects, organisations and people who have led the way through lockdown and are learning from this challenging time to build a better future.

Award launched to celebrate arts impact on society

The UK branch of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has opened submissions for new awards that aim to shine a spotlight on the role that arts organisations play in sustaining a thriving, creative, and connected society. The Award for Civic Arts Organisations, in partnership with King’s College London, comes with one award of £100,000 and two of £25,000. The awards aim to highlight and celebrate civic arts organisations and their response to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance 2020 Awards Gathering – 20 November 2020

Join the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance as they shine a light on the CHWA 2020 Awards shortlisted projects and announce the winners live.

The gathering will showcase the practice and people creating a culture of care for each other, their communities and the world. The awards focus on climate, partnership and practitioner support.

Register here

Epic Awards go online

The first ever online Epic Awards will take place on Thursday 22 October at 7pm, to recognise the incredible achievements of volunteer-led creative projects and groups. Twenty-nine shortlisted entries have been put forward for the highly coveted People's Choice Award and winners and runners-up from each of the four main categories (England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales) will be selected by the judging panel.

Shortlist announced for Epic Awards 2020

Twenty-nine projects have been shortlisted for the Epic Awards, which recognise the work of creative volunteers across the UK and Ireland. Judging panels will decide on four winners from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and you can vote for your favourite in the People’s Choice Award until midnight on Sunday 20 September.

Find out more and vote for the winner of the People’s Choice Award.


Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open 2021 – deadline 26 August 2020

This major award offers five early-career UK-based artists and makers the opportunity to develop and present ambitious new works on a supported, high-profile national platform. It seeks to raise the profile and visibility of making processes within the visual arts and create a space for critical dialogue between the craft and visual arts sectors.

Further information and application details can be found here.  

Call for entries for Jerwood/FVU Awards 2022 – deadline 20 July 2020

The Jerwood/FVU Awards 2022 present an opportunity for UK-based moving-image artists in the first five years of developing their professional practice. Jerwood Arts and Film and Video Umbrella invite early-career artists to make proposals for ambitious new works in any form of the moving-image.

Applications for GSK Impact Awards now open

The annual GSK IMPACT Awards return to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Up to 20 awards will be made, ranging from £3,000 to £40,000; and the winning organisations will have access to excellent leadership training and development opportunities.

The awards have been running since 1997 and are organised and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 14 September 2020.


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