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Visionary Arts Awards

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Visionary Arts Awards

The Visionary Arts Awards returned for its fourth year on the 21st March 2023, in association with the UK’s leading anti racism charity, Show Racism the Red Card.

Hosted by Scarlette Douglas, the awards ceremony celebrated activists, creators and community leaders who over the past 12 months have inspired social change through the arts and their platforms including film, television, music, literature, podcasts, theatre, media platforms and their communities.

Alongside the presentation of the awards, there were live performances from pianist & composer Okiem, who’s music is described as “cinematic classical” and West End singer Cleopatra Rey accompanied by Edison on guitar, who performed ‘No Woman, No Cry’, into ‘One Love’, from Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical.

With a great ensemble of inspiring icons, community leaders and celebrities all under one roof at the beautiful Ham Yard hotel, the Visionary Arts Foundation is delighted to reveal that the winners and presenters at Visionary Arts Awards 2023 are as follows:

Podcast Of The Year
WINNER: Happy Place by Fearne Cotton

Play/Musical Of The Year
WINNER: For Black Boys…

Documentary Of The Year
WINNER: Judi Love: Black, Female & Invisible

Television Show Of The Year

TV Advert Of The Year
WINNER: See the World Differently – Virgin Atlantic

Film Of The Year
WINNER: The Woman King

Song Of The Year
WINNER: FUBU – Kojey Radical

Community Person Of The Year
WINNER: Kwajo Tweneboa

Short Film of the Year
WINNER: Prabhaav by Thasvi Venkat

Inspirational Person of the Year

Book Of The Year
WINNER: The Climate Crisis – Greta Thunberg

Legacy Honour
WINNER: Naomi Campbell

From diversity and inclusion, to mental health care, the climate crisis, poverty and youth violence prevention, Visionary Arts Foundation believes that people can create a difference, as well as raise awareness of social issues via film, television, music, literature, podcasts, theatre, media platforms and their communities.

Ged Grebby, SRtRC CEO said, “Show Racism the Red Card are humbled and honoured to be chosen as the official charity partner for the Visionary Arts awards 2023. We commend the work of the Foundation and are inspired by their use of the arts to raise marginalised voices and raise awareness to tackle important social issues. Show Racism the Red Card would like to wish all the nominees the best of luck and look forward to celebrating and recognising the achievements of those who are striving to make our world a better place.”

Adrian Grant, Founder of Visionary Arts Awards said: “The Visionary Arts Foundation believe that entertainment and media have the power to change the world and voices of all cultures, creed, gender, sexuality and ability should be heard, seen and respected. Through the Visionary Arts Foundation it is our goal to open doors and provide opportunities for young creatives and to inspire them to produce work that can influence positive social change.”

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