The York Culture Awards celebrated excellence in the arts and culture sector in 2016, 2017 and 2018, rewarding outstanding innovation, creativity and quality.

The York Culture Awards is an opportunity to showcase our city-wide cultural achievements and future plans, as well as to inspire and motivate organisations, businesses and educational institutions to make York’s cultural offer stronger.

Our objectives for the York Cultural Awards are to:​

  • Celebrate and showcase both our uniqueness and our diversity, to help build a confident and creative cultural community
  • Encourage York as a city to be more culturally ambitious and working across all boundaries
  • Reward and recognise cultural excellence within our city and its surroundings
  • Highlight the importance of culture to build and maintain a sustainable economy.
  • Establish a long term, sustainable, credible event to help promote the city of York to residents, visitors, businesses and students
  • Our aim, by showcasing the city’s cultural uniqueness and diversity, is to ultimately make culture more accessible to everyone and to encourage more people to take part.

York Culture Awards 2018

The York Culture Awards 2018 was held at the York Theatre Royal on Monday 19 November 2018.

York Culture Awards 2018

The York Culture Awards 2018 was held at the York Theatre Royal on Monday 19 November 2018.

York Culture Awards 2018 – Judging Panel

2018 Sponsors