We’re delighted to unveil the Creative Edinburgh Awards 2020 shortlist!
Since 2011, 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.
With all the challenges that 2020 has thrown at us, more so than ever, we'll be shouting about the people, organisations and projects that have shown resilience, strength and support for our city's creative community. We’ve 10 categories to raise a glass to this year, including The 2020 Award, new for this year and celebrating the pivots, shifts and reapproaches so many have been forced to take.
While we may not be in the same room, we'll be coming together virtually, united in spirit and sharing cheers, whoops and hollas from all corners of Edinburgh. We’re busy working behind-the-scenes for this year’s digital ceremony, ensuring we throw just as big a celebratory party like any other year.
Save the Date for Thursday 12th November as we bring you the Creative Edinburgh Awards 2020 in partnership with 54EP and Sweetdram. On the night, you’ll hear from the people behind the shortlisted projects, see the 2020’s winners announced LIVE and see out the night with music live-streamed from our venue partner, 54EP!
Tickets are on sale now, including our Party Packs! Containing amazing goods from local businesses, they contain all you need to celebrate from home and reminisce the 2020 Awards for years to come - click [ here ] to get your ticket and Party Pack!
Read on and discover the Creative Edinburgh Awards 2020 shortlist in full:
The Student Award - Sponsored by Edinburgh College Creative Industries Faculty
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 a creative individual, collective, organisation, or partnership, projects produced for commercial ends where the creative muscles have been flexed and unique end results have been produced.
The Startup Award - Sponsored by Creative Informatics
New kids on the block who have been a registered business for three years or fewer and are already making their mark on Edinburgh’s creative scene.
The Collaboration Award
Because teamwork makes the dream... become a reality. Projects involving two or more individuals or organisations who have pooled their creativity and strengthened their ties on outstanding projects.
The Independent Award
Recognising the individuals who continue to produce dedicated, inspiring and valuable projects which leave a lasting impression.
The Social Award
Recognising the projects and people that use creativity to pioneer ideas, create change and support and engage communities. If it’s impacted Edinburgh’s creative identity, it’s worth celebrating.
The Creativity Award
For when innovative approaches have been explored, 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 - Sponsored by Creative Informatics
A pioneer, a mentor, a beacon of light… we’re celebrating the people whose contribution to their field, a project or Edinburgh’s whole creative community has been valuable and vital.
The City Award
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.
The 2020 Award - Sponsored by Codebase & Creative Bridge
... because it’s been a year! For those who have pivoted, shifted and reapproached under almost impossible circumstances to support the wider community and respond to hardships faced with creative solutions.