The Cultural Affairs Awards of the Western Cape are hosted annually by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) to recognise and celebrate the cultural, linguistic and heritage excellence in the province. The occasion is a vital opportunity to proudly showcase the diversity of the province’s cultural landscape.
DCAS hereby extends an invitation to the public to nominate individuals or groups residing in the Western Cape who have excelled in making a difference in one or more of these fields and have, in the process, substantially contributed towards realising the Western Cape Government’s strategic objectives.
Please read the call for nominations before completing your nomination. Also familiarise yourself with the consolidated evaluation criteria before submitting your nomination. Click here to find links to these forms.
Complete the electronic nomination form online (click here to view) or download your manual nomination form.
The winners for the 19th Cultural Affairs Awards will be announced by the Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport towards the end of this year. Nominations will be selected by the public and a panel of experts and the closing date for this year's nominations is 14 February 2020.
Since 1999 these prestigious awards acknowledged many individuals and organisations that have made a significant impact in the Western Cape. Read more online about the previous winners and find more information about the previous ceremonies that celebrated those who made a difference in the lives of so many people in the Western Cape.
The annual ceremony is a highlight on the calendar of DCAS and equips the people of the Western Cape with a sense of pride in their cultural and linguistic heritage. The Western Cape Cultural Affairs Awards became a true reflection of the values of our vibrant democracy in which the cultural and linguistic rights of all people are recognised.