Creative Edinburgh Awards Ceremony 2023!

Fri Nov 17 2023 at 07:00 pm to Sat Nov 18 2023 at 12:30 am

The Biscuit Factory | Edinburgh

Creative Edinburgh
Publisher/HostCreative Edinburgh
Creative Edinburgh Awards Ceremony 2023!
Celebrate the brightest talent in the city at the 11th Annual Creative Edinburgh Awards.
About this Event

Our annual Awards Ceremony is back to showcase the brilliant creatives that help make Edinburgh great. Finalists will be celebrated and winners announced on the night at the Biscuit Factory, as well as toasting to Creative Edinburgh turning 12 years old this autumn!

There will be dancing, performances and live music. As freelancers, creatives and small businesses we sometimes miss out on an office party at the end of the year, so we’ve got you covered - this is your open invitation to get into the holiday spirit with old friends and new. We hope you can join us!

Come say hi to the Creative Edinburgh team, our partners, wonderful sponsors, and finalists of our ten Awards:

  • The Edinburgh City Award
  • The Collaboration Award
  • The Innovation Award
  • The Freelance Award
  • The Inclusion Award
  • The Student Award
  • The Leadership Award
  • The Community Award
  • The Creative Startup Award
  • The Sustainable Creativity Award

All the Creative Edinburgh Awards Artwork has been designed by Siân Landau.

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Running Order

19:00 - Doors open

20:00 - Welcome and introductions

20:15 - Awards announced for The Edinburgh City Award, The Collaboration Award, The Innovation Award, The Freelance Award

20:30 - Performance from a local artist - TBC

20:45 - Awards announced for The Inclusion Award, The Student Award and The Leadership Award

21:00 - Food and drinks!

21:15 - Awards announced for The Community Award, The Creative Startup Award and The Sustainable Creativity Award

21:30 - Band - TBC

23:00- DJ - TBC

00:30 - Event Close

There’ll also be a chance to learn more about the projects and people shortlisted throughout the venue.

About the Awards

Since 2012, we've been celebrating the city's creative community at our annual Creative Edinburgh Awards, highlighting the projects, people and places that flourish across Edinburgh and continually ensure its place on the cultural map both nationally and internationally.

Combined with our Birthday Bash – this year, we’re turning 12! So join us as we get together to don our dancing shoes, raise a glass and cheer on our fellow creatives.

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How are we making sure this event is accessible?

The event will be held on the ground floor of the Biscuit Factory, with no steps leading into the building. The venue is wheelchair accessible and there will be a BSL interpreter throughout the announcements of the Awards.

If you have other access requirements, please let us know during registration or get in touch with us directly, and we will do our very best to help.

Thanks to our supporters!

The Creative Edinburgh Awards & Birthday Bash is made possible by a lineup of partners, sponsors and creatives bringing things to life behind the scenes. A huge thank you to all involved - explore more below...

Media Partner: The Skinny

Awards Sponsors:

- The Innovation Award

- The Community Award

- The Creative Startup Award

- The Creative Sustainability Award

- The Student Award

Creative Team:

Creative Edinburgh is supported by Creative Scotland

Have we forgotten anything? Please help us learn and let us know.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to our team at [email protected].

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About Creative Edinburgh

Creative Edinburgh is committed to helping creatives thrive. Through events, career support and advocacy, we bring together and help grow the city’s creative community, providing a space for creation, collaboration and connection at every stage of your career. Creative Edinburgh is supported by Creative Scotland as one of the Regularly Funded Organisations (RFOs).

To become a free member of Creative Edinburgh, click here.


There will be photography taking place at this event for marketing and publicity purposes. If you do not wish to be featured, please notify a Creative Edinburgh staff member or email [email protected] to discuss this further.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

The Biscuit Factory, 4 - 6 Anderson Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


GBP 14.50 to GBP 17.00

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