Nominations are now open for the annual Northern Ireland Creative & Cultural Skills Awards

 29 August 2019

The Northern Ireland Creative & Cultural Skills Awards is a unique, industry-led event, which celebrates the fantastic work being carried out to develop skills in the cultural sector. Nominations for the awards are open until 5pm on Friday 11 October.

The winners of this year’s awards will be announced at a ceremony in Belfast Metropolitan College on Thursday 5 December.
The winners of this year’s awards will be announced at a ceremony in Belfast Metropolitan College on Thursday 5 December.

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Now entering its fifth year, the awards will recognise organisations and individuals working to support young talent to build careers in the cultural sector. They also celebrate exemplary students and interns.

Previous winners include individuals and teams from Prince’s Trust NI, the NI Science Festival, Black Box and BBC NI.

This year’s categories are:

  • Northern Ireland Creative Employer Award
  • Northern Ireland Education & Industry Collaborative Project Award
  • Northern Ireland Creative Tutor Award
  • Northern Ireland Intern of the Year Award 
  • Northern Ireland Creative Student of the Year Award

Sarah Jones, Head of Skills Academy Northern Ireland said, “We’re so pleased to be hosting the fifth Northern Ireland Creative & Cultural Skills Awards. The fact that the awards have grown year on year is a testament to the strength of the creative industries across Northern Ireland and the commitment of so many to developing a diverse and skilled sector.

The fact that the awards have grown year on year is a testament to the strength of the creative industries across Northern Ireland

“With our three year Northern Ireland Creative Employment Programme having come to a close earlier this year, we’re excited about the opportunity to look to the future and celebrate other fantastic examples of learning and collaboration taking place throughout the cultural sector in Northern Ireland.

The winners of this year’s awards will be announced at a ceremony in Belfast Metropolitan College on Thursday 5 December. Tickets for the event are free and will be released soon. 

The deadline for nominations is 5pm on Friday 11 October. 

Nominations should be submitted using the online nomination form, and self-nominations are accepted. If you are unable to complete this form online or require it in a different format please contact us at sarah.jones@ccskills.org.uk or 07880 230 594. 

Further advice on how to complete the nomination form is available in our guidance notes.

Northern Ireland Creative & Cultural Skills Awards. 


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