Welcome to the third annual Emcees awards page. The Awards were set up by =mc and the National Arts Fundraising School to recognise and celebrate the incredible efforts and achievements of those working in the arts and culture fundraising sector. Past winners of the Emcees include both large and small organisations, from The Courtyard Centre for the Arts through to English National Ballet, St. Barbe Museum & Art Gallery to Scottish Opera. Click here to view the full list of winners and see photos of the 2017 event.
The process now begins with an open call for nominations until 5pm on Friday 16th March in seven different categories:
2018 Emcees Judges
We’re delighted to announced the judges for this year’s event:
Bernard Ross, Director
=mc & the National Arts Fundraising School
Marina Jones, Head of Trusts & Foundations
Royal Opera House
Francis Runacres, Executive Director
Enterprise & Innovation,
Arts Council England
Rachel Cockett, Director of Development
Birmingham Museums Trust
Michelle Wright, CEO
What happens next?
Nominations are open until 5pm Friday 16th March, following which we’ll select a shortlist for each category which will be announced before the end of March. The winners will be announced at a glamorous event held at the prestigious Ovalhouse theatre in London on the evening of May 1st.
Winning applications will show strong evidence of having:
Nominate now and put yourself forward for the sector’s only awards for arts and culture fundraising.
Questions? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch – we’re happy to answer any queries you have about the nominations process or the event. Call Anna Esslemont on 020 7978 1516 or email email@example.com.
After hundreds of nominations, a high-calibre shortlist and a tough decision process for our wonderful judges, the winners of the 2017 Emcees Awards were announced on Thursday 4th May at LAMDA‘s brand new Sainsbury Theatre.
Scroll down to find out who won, and view the event photos via our facebook page by clicking on the image below:
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The Courtyard Centre for the Arts – I HEART CY
LAMDA – The Virtual Conservatoire
Tron Theatre – Pay It Forward
The National Gallery – ‘Dutch Flowers’ & The Flower Council of Holland
St. Barbe Museum & Art Gallery – The Boldre Hoard Campaign
Artichoke Trust – London’s Burning
Emma Goad, Director, Blue Canary Fundraising
Congratulations to all the 2017 winners and shortlisted nominees, and thanks to all who came along to help celebrate the achievements of arts fundraisers with us at LAMDA. Thanks also to our judges this year: Miranda Rowlands (SHARED Enterprise, Norfolk Museum Service), Anamaria Wills (Evans Wills Partnership), Howard Lake (UK Fundraising), Ian Tabbron (NAFS Alumni), Bernard Ross (=mc & National Arts Fundraising School Director) & Dana Segal (=mc Partner Consultant and National Arts Fundraising School tutor).