Enter the Creative Future Writers’ Awards 2021 competition - deadline 6 June 2021

The Creative Future Writers’ Awards is the UK’s only national competition for all underrepresented writers and features over £10,000 in cash and writer development prizes.

The award is open to all writers whose stories are underrepresented in mainstream publishing including those with mental health issues, physical/learning disabilities, neurodiversity, Black writers, LGBTQIA+ writers, as well as writers from working class backgrounds.

Cultural Health & Wellbeing Alliance announce 2021 Awards shortlist

The Cultural Health & Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA) has published the shortlist for its 2021 Awards.

The CHWA said the applications told stories of the sector’s tenacious creativity, care, and collaborative spirit in response to the individual, local and global challenges.

The Awards take place on 23 April 2021.

The shortlist:

Collective Power in partnership with Ideas Alliance and The Lived Experience Network (The LENs)

Submit your entry for the CHWA 2021 climate award

The deadline to submit nominations within the climate category at the CHWA 2021 Awards has been extended to 12 March. The award, presented in partnership with The Happy Museum Project and Culture Declares Emergency, aims to shine a light on the people and projects using creativity and culture to address the recent health, inequality and climate challenges.  

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Apply to become the CHWA Awards artist – deadline 5 March 2021

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance, in partnership with the Derby City Council Art Department, are seeking an artist based in Derby to create the physical awards for the winners of the CHWA 2021 Awards.

The successful artist will create three new artworks that reflect the themes of the awards (collective power, practising well and climate) and celebrate the talents of those working in the culture/health/wellbeing sector in the UK.

Koestler Awards 2021 open for entries

The 2021 Koestler Awards for art in criminal justice settings is open for entries.

The Awards launched in 1962. Each year more than 3,500 people in custody and in the community share their creative work. Over 52 categories, the Koestler Awards provide feedback and encouragement to entrants of all abilities in visual art, design, writing and music.

The 2021 UK exhibition will return in the autumn to the Southbank Centre, curated by artist Camille Walala from the awards entries.

RSPH launches Health & Wellbeing Awards 2021

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has opened the nomination process for its annual Health & Wellbeing Awards. The awards include a category for Arts & Health, to recognise organisations whose work has furthered the contribution of the creative arts to health and wellbeing.

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. 


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