Creative Edinburgh Awards 2019: The Winners
Author Jemma Neville, The Scottish BAME Writers Network, and Fringe of Colour organiser Jess Brough are among the winners of this year's Creative Edinburgh Awards
The winners of this year's Creative Edinburgh Awards have been announced at the organisation's annual awards ceremony-meets-birthday party, which this year took place at The Hub.
Jess Brough received the organistation's Independent Award for her work on Fringe of Colour – the scheme, which also won the Panel Prize at this year's Edinburgh Comedy Awards, promotes and connects people of colour from across all sectors of the Edinburgh Fringe, as well as distributing free tickets. The Scottish BAME Writers Network are the winners of this year's Social Award – the network offers support and opportunities to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic writers across the country.
"Neon extravaganza" Knight at the Castle, which brought a host of up-and-coming Scottish musicians and DJs to Edinburgh Castle as part of Scotland's Year of Young People, won the Creativity Award, and video studio High Tide won the Start Up Award for new and emerging businesses and creative organisations. The Commercial Award went to GRAS/Groves-Raines Architects for their work on redesigned retail space The Cassette at Waverley Mall.
University of Edinburgh-based social enterprise group R Sustainable won the Student Award for their sustainable fashion work; author Jemma Neville won the City Award for her new book Constitution Street. The Collaboration Award went to Daydream Believers, a skill-sharing project which pulls together employers, teachers, lecturers and students, and Helena Good won the Leadership Award for her role on the project.
Congratulations to all of this year's winners and nominees; check out the full list below (winners in bold).
Creative Edinburgh Awards 2019: winners and nominees
The City Award
The Collaboration Award (sponsored by CodeBase)
The Commercial Award
The Creativity Award (Sponsored by The Creative Industries Faculty at Edinburgh College)
The Independent Award
The Leadership Award
Edinburgh Performing Arts Development (EPAD)
The Social Award (Sponsored by CityFibre)
The Startup Award (Sponsored by Creative Informatics)
The Student Award (Sponsored by Edinburgh Napier University)