Creative Place Awards
Creative Place Awards Winners 2013
Now in its second year, the Creative Place Awards were established to celebrate and recognise the hard work and imagination that contribute to the rich cultural life of a community, as well as its social and economic well-being. The initiative focuses on creative programmes in areas outwith Scotland’s main cities. The 2013 winners were announced at The Byre Theatre in St Andrews on 22 January.
Under 100,000 residents (£150,000)
Winner: Kilmarnock and Surrounding Area
Kilmarnock’s thriving arts venues and their year round series of festivals including Kilmarnock Edition Festival, Kilmarnock Fair Festival, Summer Symphony, Harvest and Imprint Festivals, present an ambitious range of cross art form programming. The Creative Place Award will enable the East Ayrshire Festivals to expand their programmes, including new work based in vacant shops in Kilmarnock as part of on-going work to regenerate the town centre.
Under 10,000 residents (£100,000)
Huntly has developed world-wide creative community links through its ‘Town is the Venue’ programme. Several projects, including the town re-branding, have been led by artists initiatives involving the community. The Creative Places Award will enable Huntly to create a roaming initiative, ‘Walks of Life’, bringing together physical walking initiatives with creative and cultural opportunities. In addition, over three years, including the Year of Natural Scotland and Homecoming Scotland, local arts groups and individual artists will be able to collaborate on a new initiative ‘Hospitality in Huntly and District’.
Under 2,500 residents (£50,000)
Winner: Pathhead, Midlothian
Pathhead, Midlothian is home to 15 acclaimed musicians including Martin Green, Tom Bancroft and Karine Polwart. The Creative Place Award will support Pathhead Music Collective in its aim to make Pathhead internationally renowned as a centre of musical excellence through a range of activities, including increased performances, education outreach projects and three one day festivals.
Gatehouse of Fleet
Rosneath Peninsula, Argyll and Bute
Unst, Shetland Islands
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