- Date: 27 February 2013
- Area: National
Nominations are now open for this year's National Lottery Awards which offer £2,000 and public recognition to the nation's favourite Lottery-funded projects. Submit your suggestions for the top arts project on the awards website by 9am on Tuesday 19 March.
Eligible projects include recipients of Arts Council Grants for the arts awards and projects supported by our strategic funding, all of which benefit from a share of the £30 million raised by Lottery players each week. The public will pick the winning project from a shortlist later in the year.
Now in their tenth year, the National Lottery Awards recognise the incredible difference that Lottery-funded projects have made to people, places and communities across the UK at an awards ceremony broadcast live on BBC One. They also celebrate the talent, hard work and amazing dedication of the people involved in running them.
In 2012 the Arts Council England funded BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art was presented the arts category award by Angel of the North sculptor Antony Gormley, alongside the prize money which was invested in their education programme.
Godfrey Worsdale, Director at BALTIC offered some encouraging words to this year's applicants: "It was so inspiring to be voted the nation's favourite Lottery-funded arts project by the British public. Collecting our award, live on national television, was such a wonderful and memorable experience. I would recommend all Lottery-funded arts projects enter this year's awards."
If you want to see an arts project celebrated in this year's awards, visit the National Lottery Awards website or call 0207 293 3599.