Epic Awards

The Epic Awards shine a spotlight on the achievements of creative groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland each year.

The 2020 Epic Awards closed for applications on 14 June 2020. This year, a diversity of inspiring groups and projects were awarded at our first virtual ceremony on Thursday 22 October. Discover the stories of each winner. Read more in our press release.

Each year, shortlisted entries are put forward for the highly coveted People's Choice Award while winners and runners-up from each of the four main categories (England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales) are selected by our panel of judges.

The Epic Awards are an annual chance for your creative group or project to be recognised for the incredible work you've done over the past year. 

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Roscommon Solstice Choir - BBC Breakfast

2017 People's Choice Award winners Roscommon Solstice Choir celebrating their win on BBC One's Breakfast show

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Art on the Hill NewportArt on the Hill Newport is an open house and open studio annual arts trail that takes place in November on the west side of Newport, South Wales. 

The project began as a conversation between three friends, and a desire to combine their knowledge, resources and experience for the benefit of their local community, particularly around Stow Hill and west Newport where they all lived. Their ambition was to create an event that reduced barriers for people in our community to enjoy and participate with the arts in Newport, regardless of medium or as a professional, participant or audience member.

Working in partnership with Cwtsh, the Community Arts Centre & Library, Art on the Hill Newport has taken place since 2017. In 2019, the arts trail featured over 100 artists in 32 venues. Bringing together multiple venues over one weekend has increased the community’s access to a diverse range of artistic activity and has helped reduce barriers for participation and improved engagement between organisations and members of the public.


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