Liverpool City Region (LCR) Culture & Creativity Awards 2019 (closing 20th September)

The new Culture & Creativity Awards have been created to recognise the outstanding role that culture, creativity and innovation contributes to making our region a thriving, creative and beautiful place to live.

The Liverpool City Region Culture & Creativity awards are planned to stimulate, recognise, nurture and celebrate excellence in creativity and innovation wherever it can be found the Liverpool City Region.   The awards, a red carpet event, will take place on 28th November 2019 and hosted in the 2019 Liverpool City Region ‘Borough of Culture’, Wirral.

Click here for more information and to make your nomination! 

What we mean by culture and creativity?

Culture is not just something done by professionals for audiences, but it is any creative activity that brings people together within their communities, whether real or virtual. It includes those organising voluntary, community based social activity, or researchers and businesses who use creative approaches within projects that are innovative and transformational as much as those involved in the creation and delivery of professional arts and cultural events and performances. Nominations for these awards can include an individual, organisation, business, group or partnership that, has demonstrated outstanding creative achievement through cultural activity at either a local, Borough or Liverpool City Region level.

Why are we doing them?

Part of the Metro Mayor’s Percent for Culture initiative, the awards have been created to recognise the value and power for change that the arts, cultural and creative sector can bring in reinforcing the City Region as one of the most vibrant and exciting places to live, work, study, visit or do business.

Who can apply in each category?

Nominees must live, study and/or work in the Liverpool City Region (eg Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral) or have created work / projects that significantly benefit the residents or visitors to the LCR and / or has positively contributed to the development of the economy of the LCR.

The 2019 awards will recognise arts and cultural events, innovative and creative activity that has taken place within the Liverpool City Region during the period 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019, with the exception of the Borough of Culture’ Star of the Year’ Award which can include individual achievement that has taken place during Wirral’s Borough of Culture from 1st January 2019 up to the closing date– 20 September 2019.

What do the winners get?

In addition to an award, winners will be offered the services of a film maker to develop a three minute bespoke film tailored to the audience that the winner wishes to reach, providing an advocacy tool for future progression.

The awards ceremony itself will be a prestigious and intimate event for all finalists and their guests.  The focus of the event is to celebrate the achievement of the finalists and announce the overall winner of each category.

Promotion and use of art and creativity can include but is not limited to the following art forms:

  • Performing Arts (including: Theatre, Dance, Music, Poetry, Opera)
  • Visual Arts (including design and public art)
  • Digital and VR
  • Photography
  • Film and broadcast media
  • Literature (including comedy and comics)
  • Museums, Galleries and Heritage
  • Sculpture
  • Craft, and
  • Technology

Judging Process

Nominations can be completed online from late July and the closing date for entrants and nominations is Friday 20th September @ 4.00pm. After this date the judging panel will shortlist the finalists for the People’s Choice Award – Outstanding Contribution to Culture, and the Liverpool City Region community will be able to vote for their chosen winner.

All other categories will be decided by members of the Liverpool Cultural Partnership together with our judging panel who will compile a shortlist of finalists for each category from the nominations received.

For terms and conditions CLICK HERE

For more further information relating on the categories and how to make your nomination.

Metro Mayor Launches Consultation on Charter to Improve Working Conditions

A bid to improve working conditions for thousands of working people across the Liverpool City Region began today, as Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram launched a consultation on a Fair Employment Charter.

The survey focusses on what people would like to see in a Liverpool City Region Fair Employment Charter that would support employers in delivering improved working conditions as they grow and create jobs.

New Combined Authority website packed with the latest City Region news

You can now keep up-to-date with the latest investments, news and proposals for the Liverpool City Region on a new website launched last week.

The website – www.liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk – contains everything you need to know about the work the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is doing on your behalf.

Established in April 2014, but re-constituted as a Mayoral Combined Authority in May of this year, the Combined Authority is chaired by the Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram.  It includes representatives from all six local authority areas making up the Liverpool City Region – Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral – as well as the Local Enterprise Partnership, Merseytravel and the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Since coming into post on 8 May 2017, the Metro Mayor has assigned a range of portfolios that will drive forward the City Region’s Devolution Agreement (and allocate over £900m of funding over the next 30 years), accelerate economic growth and improve the local area for residents, businesses, investors and visitors alike.

At www.liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk, you’ll find out who the Combined Authority is, what it does, access to all of the previous meeting papers, as well as the forthcoming meeting dates, frequently asked questions, how to contact the Combined Authority and the latest job opportunities.  Plus, you can keep up-to-date on what’s happening across the Liverpool City Region with the Metro Mayor’s blog.

Steve Rotheram, Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor, said

“It’s great to launch our new website today, which is the ‘go to’ place for information about the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.  There is so much going on in the City Region as we progress our Devolution Agreement with Government meaning that funding and decisions are being made locally about a number of key priority issues including transport, employment and skills and economic development. It’s vitally important that we are as transparent and accessible as possible. We want to engage and include communities in every part of the City Region, so I want to encourage people to visit the site, find out what’s going on and save www.liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk in your favourites!”

You can keep updated on the latest news from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority by following @LiverpoolCRCA on Twitter.