Welcome to the Norfolk Arts Awards 2020, in association with the Eastern Daily Press.

The Arts Awards is the Hostry Festival’s annual gala event, celebrating the rich and diverse world of arts and culture in Norfolk.

New for 2020, the main body of the awards will be decided by the arts industry in Norfolk – who will be invited to choose the nominees and winners for each category. In order to make sure the project offers the public the chance to have their say too, we are continuing to work with the EDP so you can have your chance to nominate your favourite artist/project/venue in the EDP People’s Choice Awards.

The full list of who’s been nominated for 2020 will be revealed in July, before the ceremony on Friday 14th November.

Be sure to join in though our social media, on Facebook & Twitter. The Arts Awards has been running since 2012 and has grown each year in its standing in the community, with new partnerships and supporters arriving all the time.

Take a look around the website and find out more about how it all comes together. If you’d like to get in touch please do so at info@norfolkartsawards.org

On behalf of myself and Peter Barrow, the Arts Awards Executive Producer, we thank you for your interest in the Norfolk Arts Awards.
Stash Kirkbride 

Co-founder of the Norfolk Arts Awards and the Hostry Festival at Norwich Cathedral.

Listen to the Hostry, Artistic Director Stash Kirkbride on BBC Radio Norfolk discussing the 2018 festival line up.


The Norfolk Arts Awards © was founded by Stash Kirkbride and Peter Beck in 2012, and is a Hostry Festival project.

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