Creative & Cultural Skills Awards: recognising excellence in the creative industries

The Skills Awards shine a light on the individuals who have shown an outstanding commitment to skill development and learning in the creative industries, ensuring the next generation have the skills so that the creative sector continues to thrive.

The categories for the 2017 Awards are as follows:

Craft Skills | Design Skills | Museums & Heritage Skills | Music Skills | Jewellery Skills | Theatre Skills

Our creative industry awards celebrate the inspirational mentors, managers and leaders from all sectors that have shown an outstanding commitment to passing on skills

Training Provider of the Year Award

This award will celebrate a Further Education college or Higher Education institution. It is for tutors or departments that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to training, developing innovative ideas to enable young people to gain skills and opportunities to work in the creative industries.

The Training Provider of the Year Award is open to any FE or HE institution. Entry is free for members of the National Skills Academy network of education partners, and open to non-members at a cost of £500.

Creative Choices Award

The Creative Choices Award is recognition of those who have worked to further the cause of fair access and diversity in the creative industries

Intern of the Year

The Intern of the Year Award is open to paid interns working in Design, Music, Craft, Jewellery, Cultural Heritage, or Theatre who have shown exceptional commitment and ambition to learn new skills.

Nominations may include an individual intern or up to three interns working over the same period at the same organisation in the same team.

Nominees for this award must either currently be an intern, or have finished their internship between March 2016 and February 2017.

Apprentice of the Year

The Apprentice of the Year Award is open to apprentices working in Design, Music, Craft, Jewellery, Cultural Heritage, or Theatre who have shown exceptional commitment and ambition to learn new skills.

Nominations may include an individual apprentice or up to three apprentices working over the same period at the same organisation in the same team.

Nominees for this award must either currently be an apprentice, or have completed their apprenticeship between March 2016 and February 2017.

The Awards night is Wednesday 1st March 2017
Closing date: 27th January 2017

This form will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Please note you cannot save this form, ensure you have all the details you require before starting. 

You can find more information on our awards, including information on our previous winners on our website

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