Nominations are now open for the 2020 Reading Cultural Awards. Following a hugely successful third year in 2019, Reading UK is delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the 2020 Awards. The Reading Cultural Awards celebrate the best of Reading’s arts, culture and heritage as nominated by members of the public and the arts community.
The 2020 Awards were launched on 25 February at the Roseate Hotel in the presence of past winners, sponsors and VIPs. Winners of the 2020 Reading Cultural Awards will be announced at a glitzy awards evening on 22 June at the Hilton Reading.
The 2020 categories
-Made in Reading Award sponsored by Cream Design
-Reading Great Place Award sponsored by Reading UK
-Performance of the Year sponsored by WhatsOnReading.com
-Visual Arts Event of the Year sponsored by The Purple Turtle
-Cultural Space of the Year sponsored by Barton Willmore
-Celebrating Reading’s Heritage sponsored by Hilton Reading
-Partnership in the Arts sponsored by Reading Buses
-Best Education Project sponsored by The Oracle
-Festival of the Year sponsored by Hardings Print Solutions
-Newcomer of the Year in association with BBC Radio Berkshire
-Cultural Organisation of the Year sponsored by Berkeley Homes
-Business Champion of the Arts sponsored by Reading Chronicle
-School of the Year sponsored by Crumbs Food Company
Nominations through the Awards website (www.readingculturalawards.org) opened on Tuesday 25 February and will go until 14 April. Anyone can nominate an artist, organisation, arts venue or event. A shortlist will be announced in May, with the Awards being presented on 22 June.
Winners of the Reading Cultural Awards in 2019 included Caversham Arts Trail, Reside Dance, Brookfields School, South Street Arts Centre and the Readipop Festival.