Northern artists need to be acknowledged in these annual awards run by The Journal newspaper. In addition The Journal deserves and needs support. Newspapers are dying but The Journal’s arts and culture coverage is vital to the region. Nominations for the awards lets the newspaper’s owner know there is still an appetite for arts journalism here in the North East.
There are 14 categories in this year’s Culture Awards including Best Performing Artist of the Year, Writer of the Year and North East Museum of the Year and you can nominate your favourite comedian, poet, musician, festival and more right up to the closing date, Tuesday 31st January by clicking here
I’ve already sent in my nominations and if you’re dithering I ask you think back to stellar live performances by local actors, musicians and poets. What’s your favourite museum in the region? Did you attend a fantastic festival in 2016? If so then nominate it in one of the “Best Event” categories. If you don’t then who will?
The entry form is a faff as you have to nominate and submit your details for each category instead of filling in one form for all categories. Don’t let that put you off. You have until the 31st January. Your local arts scene is depending on you!
That link to The Journal Culture Awards one more time….