Northern Ireland event and awards

Thanks to everyone who joined us on the 8 December 2016 for the Northern Ireland Creative & Cultural Skills Awards Event at North West Regional College.

The theme was 'Diversity and Fair Access' and it was a fantastic celebration of the organisations who are doing so much for the creative industries in Northern Ireland, and the young people who are making a difference to the sector through internships and apprenticeships.

The programme included:

  • John Kampfner from Creative Industries Federation presenting on the strength of the creative industries and why diversity and fair access is fundamental for continued growth.
  • Young people sharing their thoughts and experiences on the importance of transparent routes into the industry.
  • Employers and educators talking about the practical ways of ensuring we have a diverse and fairly accessible workforce, and how the development of young talent is vital to ensuring a vibrant creative future for the creative industries in Northern Ireland.
  • Musical, dance and multi-media performances from students from North West Regional College and Belfast Metropolitan College.

Take a look at our Storify to see how the day went. 

Get your nominations in now for the 2017 Northern Ireland Creative & Cultural Skills Awards

2016 winners

Creative Industry Skills

Production Services Ireland

Creative Tutor

Fashion and Textiles Department,  North West Regional College  

Intern of the Year 

Rachael Garrett, National Trust 

Apprentice of the Year

Danielle Travers, Sticky Fingers Arts and Emma Wilson, Cahoots NI