Norfolk Arts Awards 2021

AWARD NOMINEES AND WINNERS

THE BUSINESS AND THE ARTS AWARD
In association with Norwich School

Nominees:
HEAD OUT, NOT HOME
Delivered by Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with NORCA and Sistema in Norwich.
ART AT WORK
ArtatWork CIC uses the arts to improve mental health and wellbeing.

WINNER: HEAD OUT, NOT HOME


THE THEATRE AWARD
In association with The Garage

Nominees:
THE COMMON LOT
A theatre company who create original, free outdoor shows for, with and about the people of Norwich
FINDING MAGIC
Beverley Bishop’s beautiful and poignant one-woman show, exploring her progression through grief, healing and acceptance after the loss of her son, Jess.

WINNER: THE COMMON LOT


THE VISUAL ARTS AWARD
In association with Norwich University of the Arts

Nominees:
GENNADIY IVANOV
A UK-based artist, originally from Belarus and born in Russia, working with a wide variety of media including paintings, installations, drawings and photography.
NORWICH 20 GROUP
A group of visual artists based in the city and founded in 1944. The group of over 80 artists includes painters, sculptors, digital video, installation and conceputal artists, printmakers and photographers.

WINNER: GENNADIY IVANOV


THE JARROLD NEW WRITING AWARD
In association with the John Jarrold Trust

Nominees:
THE EASTERN DAILY PRESS
With 150 years of heritage the EDP strives to provide local people with local news.
THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR WRITING
During an incredibly challenging year, the team strongly uphelf their commitment to promoting and celebrating the work of new and emerging writers in East Anglia and beyond.

WINNER: THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR WRITING


THE MUSIC AWARD
In association with Her Honour Judge Maureen Bacon QC

Nominees:
SOUND IDEAS
A multi-award winning, fresh and innovative musical theatre company based in Norwich.
THE VOICE PROJECT
An open-access singing project offering a whole range of creative ways to use your voice.

WINNER: THE VOICE PROJECT


THE BROADCAST & MEDIA AWARD
Sponsored by Principal Hostry Festival Sponsor, The University of East Anglia

Nominees:
GARY STANDLEY
Producer of the BBC Voices at BBC Radio Norfolk
TALKING TABOOS
A radio drama series of monologues written from verbatim, covering addiction, grief, infertility, loss and domestic abuse.

WINNER: GARY STANDLEY


THE DR FRANK BATES DANCE & MUSICAL THEATRE AWARD
Sponsored by Jane Hawksley

Nominees:
CAT CHAPMAN
Cat has dedicated the last 15 years to helping guide the young people of Norfolk to achieve their best in artistic excellence in dance and theatre training
SANCTUARY ON THE FAULT LINE
An earth-wide network of professional women dancers, dancing for local audiences in the wild.

WINNER: SANCTUARY ON THE FAULT LINE


THE DIVERSITY AWARD
In association with Norwich Arts Centre

Nominees:
REWRITING RURAL RACISM
A project by Sheringham Little Theatre, funded by the Arts Council
SASCHA GOSLIN
A Norwich-based freelance producer focusing on circus, outdoor arts, accessible theatre and puppetry – founder of Norfolk Black & POC Creatives Network

WINNER: SASCHA GOSLIN


THE EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY AWARD
In association with Norwich Theatre

Nominees:
NORWICH PUPPET THEATRE
The Creative Engagement Team produces high quality theatrical experiences and creative skills sessions for all ages.
THE GARAGE
An independent charity which works with local, regional and national partners to provide high-quality performing arts programming, participation, accredited education, training and outreach programmes for all ages across Norfolk.

WINNER: NORWICH PUPPET THEATRE


THE PETER BARROW BURSARY AWARD

WINNERS: LEIA & LUKE HUTSON


THE NORFOLK ICON AWARD
Sponsored by Dipple & Conway Opticians

WINNER: STEPHEN FRY


THE EDP PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

Best Individual
Nominees:
MAUREEN “DUSTY” MILLER
Founder of Dusmarik Young People’s Theatre Company and lifelong theatre enthusiast
EMILY WOODWARD
Founder of Triple Threat Stage School in Aylsham, offering performance opportunities for local children and adults

WINNER: MAUREEN “DUSTY” MILLER

Best Small Organisation
Nominees:
NORWICH DANDIES
Arts collective who provide community projects in painting, print, drawing, performance, theatre, writing, film, and more.
RUNNER UP – STRANGE FASCINATION THEATRE
Theatre company specialising in open-air productions for all ages

WINNER: NORWICH DANDIES

Best Large Organisation
Nominees:
ORIGINAL PROJECTS
A charity that works with the communities, industries and heritage of Great Yarmouth to support, create and promote culture.
NORWICH 20 GROUP
A collective of visual artists, including painters, sculptors, installation and conceptual artists, printmakers and photographers.

WINNER: ORIGINAL PROJECTS


OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE ARTS AWARD
Sponsored by BDH Tullford

WINNERS:
JANE WALSH – former Programming Director & Executive Producer at Norwich Theatre Royal
MIKE KING – musician, arts project development manager, Norwich Bid Hosts Volunteer Coordinator & Arts Treasurer
WALLY WEBB – recently retired BBC Radio Norfolk legend broadcaster
ANNA MUDEKA – musician, performer, director of Tambai Promotions and leader of the new Hostry Festival Signature Project, The African Choir of Norfolk
ABRAHAM ESHETU – director of Norfolk Black History Month
REBECCA CHAPMAN – celebrating her 10th year as Founder & Artistic director of the Hostry Festival Signature Project, Total Ensemble Theatre Company
NORWICH ARTS CENTRE – 40th anniversary in 2020
THE UEA CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAMME – 50th anniversary in 2020
ANGLIA TV – 60th anniversary in 2020


SPECIAL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE ARTS

Producer Peter Barrow was presented with a special surprise award, celebrating all the arts projects he has enabled to take place over a decade of philanthropic support.


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

WINNER: IAN WOODS, former General Manager of Norwich Puppet Theatre