The List launches new cultural awards
The List Award 2011 shortlist includes David Greig, Karla Black, Aidan Moffat and David Mackenzie
The List has launched two end-of-year cultural awards to complement the annual creative talent list The Hot 100, the 2011 edition of which is published on 14 December.
The List Award is a prize honouring an exceptional contribution to Scottish arts. There is also a Best Newcomer Award. Artists from all creative fields (music, theatre, film, art, books, fashion etc), as well as groups, organisations and venues are eligible. There is no application process and the shortlist is picked from The List's annual Hot 100 countdown of creative talent.
The award is chosen by a panel of experts from across Scottish culture including BBC producer Pauline Law, Turner Prize judge Katrina Brown and Errors band member Steev Livingstone. Winners of the 2011 Awards will be announced at the Hot 100 Party at the refurbished Scottish National Portrait Gallery on 15 Dec.
List editor Jonny Ensall says: 'The List Award is for someone who has pushed the boundaries of their art-form in radical, but thoughtful, ways, has produced something that's both unique to Scotland and unique within Scotland, and has shown exciting promise for the future. Above all, the winner must have fed into the country's cultural lifeblood in a meaningful way.'
Shortlist: The List Award 2011
King Creosote - musician
David Greig - playwright
Found - band and arts collective
Karla Black - artist
Aidan Moffat - musician
SWG3 - Glasgow venue
David Mackenzie - film director
Tracer Trails - gig promoter
Shortlist: Best Newcomer Award 2011
Judges on the 2011 Awards panel
Pauline Law, BBC producer of the Culture Show
Katrina Brown, director of Glasgow International and The Common Guild
Milo McLaughlin, blogger behind clearmindedcreative.com
Mark Fisher, Scotland theatre critic for The Guardian
Steev Livingstone, member of the electronica band Errors
Jonny Ensall, editor of The List magazine
Robin Hodge, publisher of The List, said 'The List is dedicated to celebrating and publicising the diverse range of Scotland's cultural life. These new awards will recognise outstanding creative talent among the many world-class artists working in Scotland today.'
Jonny Ensall, editor of The List, says: 'The List is in a unique position to survey Scottish arts, and to pinpoint where brilliant things have happened in the past year. This Award is unlike any other in its scope and will be an incredibly clear seal of approval on a worthwhile artistic project. The Award also represents another step up that The List is taking in terms of its cultural authority in Scotland.'
The List magazine is Scotland's bestselling arts and entertainment guide, published every four weeks, and covering events in Glasgow, Edinburgh and beyond. Each issue features a range of authoritative reviews, previews and features, as well as 29 days' worth of listings for everything from clubs to theatre shows. The List also produces a number of guides, including well-regarded Edinburgh Festival and Edinburgh City Guides, and an annual Guide to Scotland's Festivals.
List.co.uk features arts news, reviews and comment, as well as comprehensive listings for events across the UK. It receives over 1.95m monthly page impressions and is used by over 820,000 unique users per month. (Nov 2011 figures).