St Andrews wins Creative Places Award

Tuesday 24 January 2012

Creative Place Awards 2012 - Winner's logo

Three cheers and hats in the air for St Andrews! The town won a Creative Places Award today, a new award scheme overseen by Creative Scotland, and received £150,000 in the category for places with fewer than 100,000 residents. 

The awards were announced at a special ceremony in Edinburgh today and StAnza’s Festival Director Eleanor Livingstone attended. What a great start to 2012, the Year of Creative Scotland.  

St Andrews will be hosting its own Year of Celebration in 2012 and the award will allow the town to promote its already rich cultural programme to the UK and international visitors and to support a new community musical theatre production as the year’s centre piece production.

The application was submitted on behalf of various cultural and marketing organisations active in town with the Byre Theatre as lead organisation. StAnza contributed to the submission.

For a pic of the winning teams, looking very pleased (and so they should) and more about their plans, see the link below: