Arts & Culture Awards.
NOMINATIONS are now open for the 2017/18 Arts & Culture Awards Click Here for the Online Form
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.
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 both the general public and from cultural organisations. Nominations open in March each year following the National Arts and Culture Awards ceremony and close in September. 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.
HERITAGE CROSS GOLD
Nancy Jean Barnard nee Kirkaldy
Doren Miller (Posthumously 1925-2002)
HERITAGE CROSS SILVER
Beulah Lurlene McLean
HERITAGE CROSS BRONZE
STAR FOR CREATIVITY IN THE ARTS GOLD
STAR FOR CREATIVITY IN THE ARTS SILVER
STAR FOR CREATIVITY IN THE ARTS BRONZE
Josh 'Josh Pearl' Hydes
Sponsor of the Year
Volunteers of the Year
Submit your nomination(s) for the 24th 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 protected] 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
The National Arts & Culture Awards were updated 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.