Open to any Arts & Culture initiative including festival or event staged in a local community, the Local Festival/Event of the Year award recognises the huge effort made by both residents and organisers to make an event happen and the sense of community such an endeavour creates. The winning festival/event will also have boosted tourism and attracted business to the area, thereby raising the community’s profile and cementing the area’s commitment to building a healthy and whole neighbourhood.

  • Describe your arts/culture initiative and outline any unique features. (40%)
  • Describe the successes of your arts/culture initiative – include figures and any PR received, describe how it boosted tourism and attracted business to the local area. (30%)
  • Describe the objectives/goals and outcomes of the arts/culture initiative. (30%)