Nominate for ART08 Awards

People hoping to nominate artists or arts organisations for this year’s art08 awards have been given until 5pm 26 September to get their nomination in.

UPDATE: Deadline extended to 5pm on 3 October 2008

On extending the deadline, Stephen Baker, Head of Marketing and Communications said: “We didn’t expect the sudden swell of interest in the awards and received dozens of calls from organisations wanting to nominate but unable to do so in the timescale originally set.

As such, we have responded to these requests and extended the art08 deadline to offer more time for organisations and individuals to send in their nominations.”

Art08 is an annual ceremony now in its fifth year that celebrates creativity and innovation in the arts across the north west. There are five categories:

Individual Artist Award 2008 – to celebrate and recognise the achievements of an individual regional artist

Inside, Outside and Online – celebrating where great art has found its way into people’s lives in new and exciting ways

Putting the North West on the Map – recognising where an individual or organisation has made a significant impact in helping raise the region’s profile and creative reputation

Creative Sparks! – celebrating an arts partnership with business that has captured the hearts and minds of those involved

Unsung Heroes
– recognising those ‘back room’ players who have been critical to bringing success to an arts project

In addition to this, one winner will be awarded The Arts Council Outstanding Achievement Award and receive a cheque for £10,000.

Voting for your favourite artist or arts organisation could not be easier. Simply download the nomination form from the website at and return to us at the address provided by 5pm, 26 September 2008.
If you would like more information or a paper copy of the nomination form, please call me on 0161 827 9268.

The event is completely free to attend and open to any one from the private and public sector involved in the arts. Please email to reserve tickets and receive updates on art08.

The art08 event takes place at Novas CUC on 13 November 2008