Sports, leisure and the Arts Manchester Culture Awards 2022

Nominations now open

Closing date

Don't miss the deadline for nominations - midnight on Sunday 10 July

About the awards

We were delighted by the success of the Manchester Culture Awards in 2018, 2019 and 2021; we knew that the city is alive with creative activity, and the brilliant nominations we received in the first three years of this awards scheme proved that, without a doubt, to be the case.

Now we’re launching the Manchester Culture Awards 2022.

We want to hear about the great events in the last year: the people, projects and shows, large or small, international or local. This is your chance to nominate the people, organisations and groups that you think made a creative buzz in Manchester.

What do we mean by culture?

For these awards, your nominee must be involved in one or more of the following areas:

  • heritage
  • visual art
  • music
  • theatre
  • performance
  • dance
  • film and broadcast media
  • literature
  • digital art
  • photography or
  • craft.

Nominees must be based in the city of Manchester (not Greater Manchester, but the area covered by Manchester City Council) or have a track record of delivering activity for the benefit of the people that live in or visit the city, or that benefits the local economy. 

Achievements must have taken place between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2022.

After judging, the top nominees in each category will be invited to a prestigious dinner and awards ceremony on 24th November, at which the winners will be announced.

Please email culture@manchester.gov.uk if you have any questions about the awards.

See details of the 2021 winners

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