With just two weeks to go until The Creative Edinburgh Awards celebrations, we’re delighted to share the 2019 shortlist with you!
Since 2013, we’ve been celebrating the city’s creative community with our annual Creative Edinburgh Awards highlighting the incredible projects, people and places that flourish across Edinburgh.
On Thursday 10th October, we'll be at The Hub from 7-11pm celebrating the bright ideas and beacons of light that illuminate our city's creative scene. There'll be an opportunity to learn more about the shortlisted people and projects and we'll be presenting awards to nine winners. Join us to raise a glass to the shortlisters, winners and the whole of Edinburgh's creative community! Get your tickets here!
The night also marks our 8th Birthday! With double celebrations in order, we've got lots in store to make sure you'll be dancing, posing and partying your way through the evening! Following the return of comedian Jay Lafferty as our Awards host, we'll have the likes of Fantoosh Face Art painting us sparkly, LookLook's Bullet Time Photo Booth offering endless 3D photo fun and a DJ set from DJ SCOTIA!
We welcome back Bellfield Brewery who'll be providing their gluten-free beer and Bon Accord will have soft drinks on offer to keep your thirst quenched throughout the evening. Plus there'll be birthday cake from Edinburgh's gluten-free baker, SugarDaddy's!
Follow @CreativeEdin on Twitter for all future updates on what the night has in store!
Without further ado, here’s the Creative Edinburgh Awards 2019 shortlist in full:
The Student Award - Sponsored by Edinburgh Napier University
A full or part-time student who has founded a project, developed new ways to approach a discipline or has pushed the boundaries of their medium alongside their studies.
The Commercial Award
Whether from an agency, collective, organisation, company or partnership, people who have flexed their creative muscles on commercial projects over the past year.
The Startup Award - Sponsored by Creative Informatics
New kids on the block. Registered business for three years or fewer who are already making your mark on Edinburgh’s creative scene.
The Collaboration Award - Sponsored by CodeBase
Because teamwork makes the dream... become a reality. Projects involving two or more individuals or organisations which have proved creatively outstanding and have impacted our city’s creative scene.
The Leith Collective
Alastair White and the cast and creative team of ROBE
(Full ROBE team: Brian Archer, Keith Chilvers, Max Gershon, Jenni Hogan, Clara Kanter, Astrid Kearney, Ka Wa Key, Rosie Middleton, Megan Moran, Charlie Nayler, Thomas Page, Sarah Parkin, Koa Pham, Kelly Poukens, Ben Smith, Michael Stewart, Pamela Schermann, Milo Travers, Moses Ward, Gemma A. Williams, Julian Wilkins, Tommy Zhong)
The Independent Award
Anyone registered as a sole trader, freelancer or creative business who has produced inspiring, exciting and valuable projects over the past year.
The Social Award - Sponsored by CityFibre
There’s never enough creativity in the world, so we’re recognising those projects that engage communities, support others or benefit a creative field. If it’s impacted Edinburgh’s creative identity, it’s worth celebrating.
The Creativity Award - Sponsored by The Creative Industries Faculty at Edinburgh College
A one-off project that’s proved unforgettable. For when financial gain has taken a backseat, risks have been taken and exploration of new ideas and new talent has been placed at the forefront of a project.
The Leadership Award
A pioneer, a mentor, a beacon of light…Celebrating the people whose contribution to their field, a project or Edinburgh’s whole creative community has been valuable and vital.
Edinburgh Performing Arts Development (EPAD)
The City Award
Edinburgh is a city full of inspiration and creativity so we want to hear about projects which have built on its cultural values, drawn on its city spaces or shouted about our creative hub on a national or international stage.