Moon Base Projects- Epic Awards 2020By The Black Box
We were so happy that our Moon Base Projects Volunteer team have been shortlisted in the Epic Awards 2020 and even more proud that they were announced as Ireland Runner Up!
The Epic Awards, now in their tenth year, are the premier awards for community and volunteer-led creative projects based in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, shining a light on their achievements and aiming to inspire others to get involved and participate in creative activities.
The Awards are run by Voluntary Arts, who promote participation in creative, cultural activities. Many of the 63,000 voluntary arts groups eligible in the UK and Republic of Ireland have put themselves forward for the Awards. The judging panels in each of the nations selected a total of 29 groups to be shortlisted for this year’s awards.
The winner and runner-up for each national award were announced on 22 October via a celebratory online gathering. The event welcomed invited guests from other major charities and arts organisations as well as representatives of Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales and Creative Scotland. The 2020 winners will each be receiving a winner’s pack by post, including a special framed certificate as well as a cash prize. Winning or being shortlisted for an Epic Award has also had very positive effects for voluntary arts groups in the past, as many of them find their profile raised locally and nationally and that it has helped with fundraising efforts.
“Moon Base is an open, democratic space where everyone is welcome. Here, everyone’s voice can be heard, listened to, and encouraged to shout louder!”
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