Lofty Award 2015 Call for Nominations


Nominate your Centralian Art Hero.

The Lofty Award is Alice Springs’ annual independent art award, designed to celebrate high endeavour in arts practice in Central Australia.

The award was created in 2011 in honour of the late and great Pam Lofts who is recognised for her commitment and vast contribution to the Central Australian artistic community. Whilst boasting a diverse and celebrated body of work, Pam was also a founding member of Watch This Space, the artists run initiative that serves to support and promote independent contemporary arts practices in Alice Springs.

The Lofty award is designed to acknowledge the recipients’ contribution to community through their practice, and recognises those who play a role in the ‘ever evolving creative culture of Central Australia’. Whilst the award is given to an individual, it is also the broader community who benefit as it enables the a wide range of people to be inspired and participate in arts and culture, and is a chance for them to come together and recognise the individuals who are responsible for nurturing and maintaining this in and around Alice Springs.

The winner of the Lofty will receive a locally designed commemorative trophy commissioned by Watch This Space, a lifetime membership to Watch This Space and inclusion in the 2016 program, and a $1000 cash prize.

To be eligible for the award, the nominee must:
Be a current or previous member of Watch This Space
Demonstrated a dedication and passion for maintaining a high standard of arts practice that builds the cultural voice of Central Australia

Nominations close on Friday 27th of November.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified before the annual Lofty Awards night, held at Watch This Space on the 5th of December.

Previous winners have included journalist and videographer Dave Nixon, performance artist Franca Barraclough & arts critic and writer Kieran Finane.

You can download a Nomination form from our website or get in touch with us [email protected].

See you at the Loftys Award Night and End of Year Celebrations down at Watch This Space – your local artist-run initiative.
There’ll be wild artistic entertainment, food, & merriment and all are welcome.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 5, 6pm-12midnight.

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