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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Space2Create is a collective of volunteers managing a venue and running creative activities aimed at giving everyone an opportunity to develop their skills. They provide drop-in creative sessions, facilitate independent groups and hold exhibitions celebrating service user art and that of local artists who struggle with a physical or mental health condition. They also place some of their artworks in local venues such as doctor’s surgeries, shops and the local leisure centre.

All of the day to day running and decision making is undertaken by volunteers and their work supports people with dementia, long term physical illness, mental health conditions and many other issues including isolation.

Newcomers often simply watch at first but then may begin to participate and many then often progress to become more involved and, in time, may start volunteering or helping to run the organisation. Space2Create encourages people to express their creativity as part of healing and celebrate their creative outcomes through projects, auctions, exhibitions and events.


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