The Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme has been nominated for this year’s National Lottery Awards!
And we Need your help to win!
The Cultural Programme beat off stiff competition from 620 organisations to reach the public voting stage in this year’s National Lottery Awards – the annual search for the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects.
The Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme celebrated Scotland and Glasgow’s hosting of the XX Commonwealth Games and was the most ambitious and wide-reaching programme of national cultural activity that has ever taken place in the country, with audiences of over 2 million in theatre, music, exhibition, dance, poetry and film, and over 600,000 participants.
Here’s a little reminder of what it was all about…
Councillor Archie Graham, Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of Glasgow Life said: “The Cultural Programme helped the Commonwealth Games reach beyond the sporting audiences to become a truly national celebration of Glasgow’s status as host city. It helped create an unbelievable sense of pride across Scotland as we welcomed the world and engaged people with the projects involved creating new cultural partnerships and audiences to give us a lasting and enduring legacy of the Games. It was a unique project, supported by the National Lottery and would be a fitting winner of this award.”
Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme consisted of two strands: the Scotland-wide programme of activity, Culture 2014 and the Games-time Glasgow-based Festival 2014. This ambitious and accessible cultural celebration was developed through a unique collaboration between the performers and artists, communities across the country
Work was presented for the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme across all artforms, from the intimate to the spectacular, as well as ground-breaking nationwide projects such as GENERATION – the celebration of 25 years of contemporary art in Scotland, Big Big Sing and Get Scotland Dancing.
To vote for Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme, please go to www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards or telephone 0844 836 9707 and follow the campaign on twitter: hashtag #NLAwards. Voting runs for five weeks from 9am on Wednesday 24 June until midnight on Wednesday 29 July.
There are seven projects competing for votes across seven categories, reflecting the main areas of National Lottery funding: arts, sport, heritage, health, environment, education and voluntary/charity.