Parks, leisure and the arts Manchester Culture Awards 2024

Award categories

Young Creative of the Year

A young person (aged 13-25) who is inspiring future generations of Mancunians and others through their creativity, and/or is supporting others to be creative. 

Promotion of Health and Wellbeing

Fantastic creative activity that helped people feel better in their body and/or mind.

Promotion of Equality and Social Justice

Making change and creating opportunities for equality and diversity to thrive.

Promotion of Environmental Sustainability

Taking action to have a positive impact on the environment and climate change

Promotion of Talent and Leadership 

Great work supporting others to develop their skills and talents for future success

Promotion of Culture and Education

Supporting education and engagement through cultural and creative activity.

Best Business Partnership

A partnership that supports culture and helps it flourish in Manchester.

Best Event

A brilliant event that you think should be recognised. It could have been live or on-line.

Best Performance 

A performance, in any art form, that was amazing and really impressed you.  It could have been live or on-line.

Best Exhibition

An arts or heritage exhibition that you thought was amazing. It could have been in a venue or on-line.

Independent Creative of the Year

A person working independently in the creative sector who is inspiring and innovating through their artform and/or delivery of projects in the city.

The Made in Manchester Award

A physical, digital or other form of creativity that demonstrates the depth of amazing work in the city. We are particularly keen to capture art forms that have been less represented in the awards to date. Some examples include poetry, film, street art, graphic design, music, crafts, or other forms

The Manchester People’s Cultural Award

A nomination for someone who deserves to be celebrated for their dedication and contribution to culture and creativity in Manchester. This is an award with a difference, because the final winner will be chosen by a public vote in association with the Manchester Evening News. Achievements can have taken place over several years.


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