Arts & Culture Awards.
NOMINATIONS have closed for the 2015/16 Arts & Culture Awards, they will re-open in March 2017.
Since 1990, the National Arts and Culture Awards have recognised those who attain a level of merit in their artistic discipline, contribute to the arts, culture and heritage of the Cayman Islands and support the work of the Cayman National Cultural Foundation. The awards have undergone a change both in eligibility requirements and the physical award.
What were previously the Cultural Heritage Lifetime Achievement Award (Radley Gourzong Award) and Cultural Heritage Award are now the CNCF Heritage Cross Medal. The awards previously given for artistic endeavour, achievement and excellence are now The CNCF Star for Creativity in the Arts Medal. Each medal has gold, silver and bronze divisions. CNCF Artistic Director Dr. Henry Muttoo designed both awards.
Awards are also presented for Volunteer of the Year, Sponsor of the Year and the Chairman’s Award for outstanding long-term support of CNCF’s work. In 2016, the Visionary Award was introduced by Programmes Manager Patrice Beersingh, inspired by Dr. Henry Muttoo. It is a peer award given to one outstanding awardee. The metal and stone design is a collaboration between Dr. Henry Muttoo and Caymanian sculptor Horacio Esteban.
Each year there is a call for nominations from cultural and heritage organisations as well as from the general public. These organisations submit nominations for the CNCF Star for Creativity in the Arts in their particular disciplines. The general public makes nominations for the CNCF Heritage Cross. Posthumous nominations will be considered. To view past Arts & Culture Awards winners, click the link at the bottom of the page.
The CNCF’s Grants and Awards Committee reviews the nominations and selects the award recipients. CNCF Board Member, Morgan DaCosta, chairs the committee. The other members of the committee are CNCF Board Member, Lorna Reid, and Mary Anne Kosa and Jason Gilbert. The committee reserves the right not to present an award if no nominee satisfies the criteria.
Meet the Winners of the 22nd Annual National Arts & Culture Awards…
Sponsor of the Year
Volunteers of the Year
HERITAGE CROSS GOLD
Loxley Banks - Broadcasting/Heritage Preservation
William Kemuel Jackson, MBE - Heritage Preservation
Susan Olde, OBE - Patron of the Arts
Bernard Powell - Heritage Preservation
Captain Arlin Tatum, Sr (1936-2016) - Music
HERITAGE CROSS SILVER
Islyn Ebanks - Traditional Music/Drumming
Natalie Urquhart - Heritage Preservation
STAR FOR CREATIVITY IN THE ARTS GOLD
David Bridgeman - Visual Arts
Selita Ebanks - Fashion/Performing Arts
Grace Gealey - Performing Arts
Jason "JG" Gilbert - Music
Tamara "Tigerlily" Hill - Fashion
John "Selecta Renegade" Watler - Broadcasting/Music
STAR FOR CREATIVITY IN THE ARTS SILVER
Davin Ebanks - Visual Arts
Kaitlyn Elphinstone - Visual Arts
Natasha Kozaily - Music
Michael Lemay - Music
Aimee Randolph - Art Education
Submit your nomination(s) for the 23rd Annual CNCF Heritage Cross Award either by post to: National Arts & Culture Awards, PO Box 30201, Grand Cayman KY1-1201, CAYMAN ISLANDS or by email to: email@example.com. For more information on the Arts & Culture Awards call CNCF on 949 5477.
To view 2012/2013 Winners click HERE
To view past awardees by surname click HERE
To view past awardees from the Sister Islands click HERE