2012 Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s Culture Awards.

Award for Excellence – sponsored by Chives the Caterers
For a cultural practitioner or collaborative group of practitioners working in East Kent that has created a new work of high quality within the last twelve months.

Dover Arts DevelopmentWatermark


East Kent People’s Award – sponsored by First Exchange
For a cultural organisation in East Kent which demonstrates engagement with its local community, popularity across the region and continuing efforts in developing existing and new audiences. 

The Marlowe Theatre


One to Watch Award – sponsored by Lenleys
For an early career cultural organisation, group or individual with a promising track record to date and the clear potential to develop a long lasting career.

Little Cauliflower


Community Award – sponsored by the Kentish Gazette
For an organisation, group or individual whose cultural activity has made a positive impact to a community within the District.

Siege of Canterbury Commemoration Committee – Siege of Canterbury events


Cultural Landscape Award – sponsored by the University of Kent
For a cultural organisation, group or individual making a significant positive impact to the District’s environment, architecture or public space.

Canterbury City CouncilMarlowe Theatre


Destination Canterbury Award – sponsored by Abode Canterbury
For an organisation, group or individual who has done most in the last twelve months to raise the profile of the District’s cultural offering regionally, nationally and internationally.

Sounds New Contemporary Music Festival


Cultural Pioneer Award - sponsored by Canterbury Christ Church University
For an organisation, group or individual who has successfully led on or delivered an innovative, transformative or ground-breaking project within the District.

Accidental CollectivePot Luck Performance Nights


Commercial Collaboration Award – sponsored by Canterbury 4 Business
For a demonstrably mutually beneficial and productive partnership between a cultural organisation and a business.

Animate & Create and Canterbury Christ Church University


Experience Award - sponsored by Year One Consulting
For the cultural venue or space in the District providing the best customer experience for their visitors and audiences.

Canterbury Museums and Galleries


 Canterbury Award - sponsored by Canterbury City Council 
This is awarded by the board of Canterbury for Culture to recognise the special cultural achievement of an individual or organisation connected with the district.

Peter Firmin