BHAC Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Award 2020

Brighton & Hove Arts Council (20 April 2020)

Call for Nominations

Brighton & Hove Arts Council (BHAC) is delighted to invite its group members to nominate an individual for its annual Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Award.

Each year BHAC has selected an individual who we believe has made a difference to the not-for-profit arts scene in the area and presented them with the Outstanding Contribution to The Arts Award at our Annual General Meeting.  Last year’s winner (nominated by member group encore) was Andy Sherwood, teacher and conductor of Brighton Youth Orchestra for 25 years and Director of Music for Orchestra at Brighton & Hove Music & Arts.  Past winners have been Muriel Hart, who has been running choirs for half a century and currently runs Brighton Orpheus Choir; Pat Shrimpton of Lewes Little Theatre; Audrey Kaufmann, who ran South Downs Art Society; and Arthur Collins of the English-Speaking Union.

Despite the current situation, we thought it would be a good idea this year if we asked you to put forward a name for the 2020 award, so please circulate this to your members. 

The nominee can be anyone in the not-for-profits arts sector in the area who has made a significant contribution to the arts – from the central performers to the unsung heroes who work behind the scenes.  The nominations will be judged by the BHAC Executive Committee and the winner will receive a certificate, and a trophy which they keep for a year.

Please email BHAC Secretary Caroline Earle ( stating clearly why you think your nominee deserves to win (300 words max).
Closing date has now been extended to  Friday 31 July.