15 October 2021back

A&B Cymru Celebration of the Arts Shortlist Revealed!

A&B Cymru Celebration of the Arts

Sponsored by Wales & West Utilities

Recognising Outstanding Creativity & Resilience

Fifteen arts organisations are in the running to win prestigious cash prizes at A&B Cymru’s forthcoming Celebration of the Arts, sponsored by Wales & West Utilities. 

Staged at the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff on Thursday 2 December, the event will shine a spotlight on the flexibility and innovation displayed by the creative sector during the pandemic. Despite restrictions, many organisations quickly adapted their work in order to bring joy and inspiration to people and communities during the most difficult of times.

The diverse shortlist encompasses organisations of all sizes and art forms across Wales.
During the Celebration, six of them will receive a £1,000 cash prize recognising their exceptional work. These have been made possible by the event’s Prize Partners – Admiral, Cardiff & Vale Health Charity, Cartrefi Conwy, Penderyn Distillery, Pendine Park Care Organisation, the Waterloo Foundation and University of Wales Trinity Saint David. One organisation will be awarded a top prize of £2,500, thanks to generous support from the Hodge Foundation.

An individual from business will also be recognised as the Adviser of the Year for the crucial expertise and advice which helped to ensure their arts partner’s survival.

The evening will also provide an opportunity to acknowledge the vital support that has come from businesses, individuals and trusts during the past 18 months.

The full shortlist is available at http://www.abcelebration.cymru/shortlist/ 


The Celebration of the Arts will be live-streamed to a global audience, free of charge, thanks to the staunch and hugely valuable support of the Event Partners. An audience of 200 guests will also be present at the theatre and tickets will be on sale from 1 November at a cost of £25 + VAT for A&B Cymru Members and £35 + VAT for non-Members.

Further details of the special event can be found at www.abcelebration.cymru.


Notes to Editors

A&B Cymru is a Welsh charity and membership organisation, working across Wales

For further details, please contact Rachel Jones on 07970 224490


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Arts & Business Cymru says...

A&B Cymru’s Chief Executive, Rachel Jones said “Given the challenges we’ve all faced since March 2020, it’s important to take the time to reflect on the incredible achievements of the arts. We were truly humbled and inspired by the quantity and quality of the nominations received.  The work that organisations have undertaken to share their work illustrates the incredible determination and imagination that exists in such abundance across Wales. We hope that the event will remind us just how lucky we are to have such a vibrant arts sector – a sector which is so important to our health as a nation and which deserves the support of us all.”