Parks, leisure and the arts Manchester Culture Awards 2024

2023 winners


Huge congratulations to all of the 2023 Culture Awards finalists. The winners of each category were as follows:

  • Best Business Partnership: The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting
  • Best Event: Black Gold Arts x Whitworth Takeover
  • Best Exhibition: South Asia Gallery, Manchester Museum
  • Best Performance: Grandad Anansi, Z-arts
  • Independent Creative of the Year: Abel Selaocoe
  • Promotion of Culture and Education: Pushing Boundaries, Community Arts North West and Curious Minds
  • Promotion of Environmental Sustainability: The History of Climate Change, Manchester Histories Festival 2022  
  • Promotion of Equality and Social Justice: Stanley Grove Primary Academy
  • Promotion of Health and Wellbeing: Joint winners: Create+, Lime Arts and String of Hearts
  • Promotion of Talent and Leadership: Factory Sounds, Factory International
  • Made in Manchester: Cold Chips and Pick N Mix by Sonia Jalay, Royal Exchange Theatre
  • Young Creative of the Year: Sally Hirst
  • The Manchester People's Culture Award: Qaisra Shahraz MBE  

Special Recognition:

In addition, there were three Special Recognition Awards; these were made to:

  • SuAndi OBE
  • John Summers OBE
  • Sir Mark Elder

Thank you!

Many thanks to everyone that made nominations and for taking the time to let us know of the fantastic work that's going on throughout Manchester.


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