National Arts & Culture Awards

National Arts and Culture Awards (est 1990)

The National Arts and Culture Awards recognise those who have made a significant contribution to arts and culture; achieved a high quality body of creative work; or who have supported the work of the Cayman National Cultural Foundation.

The CNCF Heritage Cross Medal is awarded to individuals and groups who have a consistent and active, quality engagement in the preservation and/or celebration of Caymanian cultural heritage.  The award has three levels: GOLD for a lifetime of high quality engagement in the preservation and celebration of Caymanian culture (minimum of 20 years); SILVER (minimum of 10 years) and BRONZE (minimum of 5 years). Awards can also be made post-humously.

The CNCF Star for Creativity in the Arts Medal is awarded for artistic endeavour, achievement and excellence in the arts.  Arts organisations in the Cayman Islands are invited to make nominations for this award. Like the Heritage Cross, the Star for Creativity also has three levels reflecting the span of the artist’s work and/or its overall impact.

For work that covers a shorter period or to recognise a single effort that contributes measurably to the preservation and /or celebration of Caymanian art and culture, the Creativity in the Arts Certificate is awarded.

NOMINATION FAQ’s

How should nominations be submitted? The nominations must be submitted in writing, using the prescribed Nominations Form. The form should describe how the nominee has measurably contributed to the preservation and/or celebration of Caymanian culture over the specified period. The submission must include the name and contact information of the person making the nomination and contact information for the nominee.  Nominations may be made through the post by mailing to CNCF Arts & Culture Awards, PO Box 30201, Grand Cayman, KY1-1201, Cayman Islands. Nominations may also be emailed to vfoster@artscayman.org or delivered to the CNCF Office at the FJ Harquail Cultural Centre.   

Who decides the winners of the awards? The CNCF Grants and Awards Committee decides the award recipients

When and where will the next ceremony be held and is it open to the public? The 27th annual National Arts & Culture Awards was held on Thursday, 18 February 2021 at the Harquail Theatre.

27th Annual National Arts & Culture Awards Recipients

GOLD HERITAGE CROSS

Marcieann Lurina Hydes

GOLD HERITAGE CROSS

Hilridge Marlena Anglin

GOLD STAR FOR CREATIVITY 

Nasaria Suckoo Chollette

GOLD STAR FOR CREATIVITY

Erna Jane Ebanks

GOLD STAR FOR CREATIVITY

Darwin Dennis Ebanks

GOLD STAR FOR CREATIVITY

Edlyn McArthur Myles

SILVER STAR FOR CREATIVITY

Shameka Clarke

SILVER STAR FOR CREATIVITY

Edmund McArthur Ebanks

SILVER STAR FOR CREATIVITY

 Wendee Miller

CERTIFICATE HERITAGE CROSS

Ailaine Barnes

CERTIFICATE HERITAGE CROSS

Marguerita Bodden

CERTIFICATE HERITAGE CROSS

Marcia Ann Rankin

CHAIRMAN’S AWARD

Capt. William Kemuel ‘Kem’ Jackson