Nominations now open for 2022 Cultural Affairs Awards

In 2019 Dr Trevor Jones was awarded with a Ministerial Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in film composition. He can here be seen at the ceremony with the minister of cultural affairs and sport, Anroux Marais.

Nominations are now open for this year’s edition of the Western Cape Cultural Affairs Awards.

After a two-year hiatus the annual awards ceremony returns and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport invites organisations and individuals to submit their nominations for the 20th edition of the awards.

According to the department, this year’s awards will cover the period stretching from 2019 until 2022 to allow nominations of those in the fields of arts, culture, heritage, language, archives, libraries and museums who continued to contribute in their sectors during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The categories stretch across various fields in the arts and culture sector, and include work done by organisations and individuals. The winners of the awards will be announced at an awards evening in October this year.

In a statement, the minister of cultural affairs and sport, Anroux Marais said: “It is wonderful that we can host this event again this year.

“Our practitioners in the arts and culture sector have worked so hard and under difficult circumstances over the past two years and it is important that we acknowledge and celebrate their contribution within their various fields.”

Nominations can be made online, and forms are available at https://forms.gle/CfJBpqd8Yz2LxRJe7

Manual nomination forms may also be requested from the department. Nominations close on Friday August 12.

For more information on the award categories and evaluation criteria, or to read up on previous winners or ceremonies, visit the department’s website at www.westerncape.gov.za/general-publication/cultural-affairs-awards

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