Creative Edinburgh Awards 2019: The Nominees

Here are the Edinburgh creatives in line for this year's awards

Feature by Peter Simpson | 23 Sep 2019
  • Creative Edinburgh Awards

Creative Edinburgh – the capital's hub for creative, artistic and interesting folk – celebrate their eighth birthday next month, with the party once again doubling as the annual Creative Edinburgh Awards. The Creative Edinburgh Awards and eighth birthday party takes place at The Hub, Castlehill on 10 Oct from 7pm – here's a look at those nominated for this year's prizes.

The City Award

Edinburgh is a city full of inspiration and creativity; this award is for projects which have built on its cultural values, drawn on its city spaces or shouted about the city on a national or international stage.

National Trust for Scotland – A Game of Death and Chance
Pianodrome Community Interest Company – Pianodrome at the Pitt
Jemma Neville – Constitution Street 

The Collaboration Award

Sponsored by CodeBase
Because teamwork makes the dream... become a reality. For projects involving two or more individuals or organisations which have proved creatively outstanding and have impacted the city’s creative scene.

Daydream Believers
The Leith Collective
Alastair White and the cast and creative team of ROBE

The Commercial Award

Whether from an agency, collective, organisation, company or partnership, an award for people who have flexed their creative muscles on commercial projects over the past year.

GRAS / Groves-Raines Architects – The Cassette, Waverley Mall
National Galleries of Scotland – Cut & Paste: 400 Years of Collage 
PUNK Creative – ‘Say Hello to Jura’, for Jura Whisky 

The Creativity Award

Sponsored by The Creative Industries Faculty at Edinburgh College
A one-off project that's proven unforgettable. For when financial gain has taken a backseat, risks have been taken and exploration of new ideas and new talent has been placed at the forefront of a project.

Creative Electric – The Happiness Project
Impact Arts (Projects) Ltd – Knight at the Castle
Studio LR – Inclusive Symbols 

The Independent Award

For anyone registered as a sole trader, freelancer or creative business who has produced inspiring, exciting and valuable projects over the past year. 

Imogen Stirling
Sigrid Schmeisser
Jess Brough, Fringe of Colour 

The Leadership Award

A pioneer, a mentor, a beacon of light… this award celebrates the people whose contribution to their field, a project or Edinburgh’s whole creative community has been valuable and vital.

Helena Good
Sara Thomson
Edinburgh Performing Arts Development (EPAD)
Charlie Bell 

The Social Award

Sponsored by CityFibre
This award recognises those projects that engage communities, support others or benefit a creative field. If it’s impacted Edinburgh’s creative identity, it’s worth celebrating.

Scottish BAME Writers Network
The Graduate Mag
Ladies Wine Design Edinburgh

The Startup Award

Sponsored by Creative Informatics
For registered business three years or younger, already making their mark on Edinburgh’s creative scene

High Tide
More Yum
We Make 

The Student Award

Sponsored by Edinburgh Napier University
For a full or part time student who has founded a project, developed new ways to approach a discipline or has pushed the boundaries of their medium alongside their studies.

Joy Mooney
Natalie Loh
R Sustainable
Alycia Pirmohamed

The Creative Edinburgh Awards and eighth birthday party takes place at The Hub, Castlehill on 10 Oct from 7pm; tickets available now.