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Creative Bath Awards 2023 – Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University and partners nominated for eight Creative Bath Awards

Friday, 23 June, 2023

Bath Spa University, its staff, and collaborative initiatives led by its partner organisations have been nominated for a grand total of eight accolades in this year's Creative Bath Awards.

The annual awards are run by Creative Bath - a network that aims to support its members, share creative excellence, help the sector to thrive, and put Bath on the map as a leading creative city. The celebrations act as a platform for showcasing Bath’s creative and tech businesses and individuals. 

The 2023 nominations are testament to Bath Spa’s mission to embed creativity, curiosity and confidence throughout the University, its staff, its learners, and its work with cultural partners and collaborators.

The higher education establishment has been nominated for two awards - one for ‘Creativity for Good’ and one for ‘Innovation’, specifically for its range of short courses designed to help those looking to reskill into a new career, start their own business or explore an interest.

Bath Spa University’s city centre home for innovation, research and enterprise, The Studio, based at Palace Yard Mews, and its academic lead Professor Kate Pullinger are also both finalists in this year’s awards.

Also nominated is House of Imagination, a charity working in partnership with the University to put imagination at the heart of education, to create opportunities for young people and build a better future.

Additional Bath Spa University partner organisations up for awards include Fringe Arts Bath, Bath’s only annual contemporary visual arts festival; EMERGE, a studio residency programme for Bath Spa graduates from art, design, performance, music and creative media disciplines; and Little Lost Robot, a not-for-profit collective of social practice artists specialising in the making of immersive and interactive, digital and playable art.

All Bath Spa University and partner organisation finalists, and their respective categories, are:

Award category Finalist(s)
  • House of Imagination
Creative Arts Organisation
  • Fringe Arts Bath
Creative Space
  • The Studio
Creativity for Good
  • Bath Spa University
  • Little Lost Robot
  • Bath Spa University
Inspirational person
  • Professor Kate Pullinger

Speaking on this impressive list of nominees, Professor Andy Salmon, Pro-Vice-Chancellor External at Bath Spa University, said:

“As the inventors of Creative Professionalism, it makes me incredibly proud to see the breadth of work carried out by colleagues and partners recognised in this way. The importance and impact of the work that is produced from these collaborations is changing lives and creating a better future, and this in itself is something to be immensely proud of. I would like to wish a huge congratulations to our finalists and good luck to all those nominated."

This year’s winners will be announced at the Creative Bath Awards ceremony on Wednesday 28 June in Queen Square.

To find out more, you can visit the Creative Bath Awards website.

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