The 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards will reward 2019's favoured Lottery-funded projects and individuals, with a prize for art, culture and film including several Culture Diary members.
The vote is open to the public, and you can vote for your favoured nominee here. There are further awards to vote on including 'heritage', 'sport', 'community and charity', and 'sporting legend'.
Nominations for the 'art, culture and film' £10,000 prize award are:
- Behind the Label – creative theatre project for those who have experienced homelessness and low self esteem
- Bold Tendencies – non-profit organisation turning disused rooftops of Peckham's multi-story car park into thriving public art spaces
- Brightsparks Comedy Asylum – comedy workshops, using comedy as therapy, for mental health service users including a series of live performances
- Campbeltown Picture House – a historic European cinema and one of the first purpose-built cinemas in Britain
- European Youth Music Refugee Choir – running choirs across England for young refugees and asylum seekers
- Imaginarium Arts and Story Centre – Northern Ireland centre for children's imagination
- OHMI Music Makers – creating and providing musical instruments for physically disabled people
- Sage Gateshead – Tyneside music centre with public programming for UK and international acts, and rehearsal spaces
- V&A Dundee – Scotland's first design museum
- Yorkshire Sculpture Park – Britain's first sculpture park and an international centre for modern and contemporary art
The National Lottery is celebrating its 25th birthday in 2019, including its donations of millions of pounds to good causes and culture throughout the UK.