Norfolk Arts Awards 2020 Postponed

Due to the exceptional times we are all in, we have decided to hold the next Norfolk Arts Awards in 2021. The Hostry Festival’s special 10th anniversary celebration has also been postponed until next year. 

On behalf of our principal sponsors the University of East Anglia, all our supporters including Dipple & Conway, Norwich High School for Girls, Booja Booja, other local businesses, trusts, charities, philanthropic investors, festival artists and volunteers, we thank all the arts industry personnel who shared their award nominations with us this year. We will be in touch again next year to hear your thoughts on who should win an award in 2021.

We will have lots to share with you when we meet again next year, including a new Archive section on the website, a new commissioned documentary profiling the first decade of Hostry Festival activities, an extended anniversary 84 page Festival brochure, and newly commissioned projects throughout.

If you have any questions about the 2021 Norfolk Arts Awards, please get in touch with us by emailing

With very best wishes to all of you,

Stash Kirkbride & Peter Barrow
Producers of the Norfolk Arts Awards


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

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