Time Out unveils arts and culture awards honouring Australian talent

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The winners will be announced at events in Sydney and Melbourne on 29 July.

Time Out has unveiled the launch of its inaugural Arts and Culture Awards in Australia.

The awards will honour organisations, spaces, performances, and talents in the Australian arts and culture scenes. There will be seven critically reviewed award categories as well as people’s choice categories, with nominees shortlisted and judged by Time Out’s local arts and culture critics. 

The awards will be celebrated with events in Sydney and Melbourne on 29 July 2024, where the winners will be announced.

The awards are sponsored by The Pinnacle Foundation, which focuses on empowering LGBTQIA+ youth through educational scholarships, mentorship programs and support networks, aiming to provide them with opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Kaylie Smith, Time Out APAC’s managing director, said that Time Out’s local expert editors have shortlisted the best, and there are also people’s choice categories for readers to have their say.

“Time Out is dedicated to spotlighting and celebrating thriving and diverse arts communities, and we wanted to find a way to recognise the strength and breadth of talent in Australia,” she said.

“Time Out’s Food & Drink Awards have been running for many years and are a huge success, hotly anticipated by nominees and readers alike, so we’re excited to add another award to our offering that represents the Time Out ethos.”

The categories include:

• Best Musical
• Best Performance in a Musical

• Best Play
• Best Performance in a Play

• Best Art Exhibition
• Best Museum Exhibition

The Impact Award
• Recognising significant contributions to Visibility, Inclusion, and Sustainability

People’s Choice categories (as voted by the Australian public):

• People’s Choice: Best Musical
• People’s Choice: Best Performance in a Musical
• People’s Choice: Best Play
• People’s Choice: Best Performance in a Play
• People’s Choice: Best Art Exhibition
• People’s Choice: Best Museum Exhibition

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