Established in 2007, this annual arts award was named in memory of Cranbourne resident Lindsay King, whose vigorous commitment to the arts and passion for local history, tourism and culture made a positive impact on the Casey community.
Nominations are now open for the Lindsay King Award which will be celebrated 2023 Casey Community Awards.
Do you know someone in Casey who consistently goes above and beyond to serve others? An individual or group who embodies community spirit and contributes to making Casey a wonderful place to live? This is your opportunity to recognize someone you know for their significant contributions to the arts in Casey.
The awards are now open to all Casey residents, not just Australian Citizens, and nominations can be made for individuals or community groups for their contribution to the Casey community in either a professional or volunteer capacity.
Nominations for the 2023 Casey Community Awards are open until Monday 24 October 2022. All finalists will be invited to attend the awards ceremony, which will be held on 25 January 2023. Also, for the first-time City of Casey staff can nominate community members and groups.
2021 Recipient - Kuichiang Tut Kuiy (Kush)
As part of the Victorian Independent Producers Initiative (VIPI) program Kush has produced several multi-artwork events in the south-east including the Bunjil Place creative development project Bridging Differences and Blaxcellence which is a regular event that centres on Afro-Diaspora and First Nation's creative practice, creating a cultural exchange between these communities.
Kush and Nostalgic Events also hold the annual Rise of South Sudan (RoSS) concert at Bunjil Place and she is a founding member of the Way Over There Collective, a group of artists, producers and programmers in Melbourne’s south-east.
Congratulations to Nia McMartin, Sohail Yamin, Christine Trimnell and Viviana Silva who were also nominated for their significant contribution to the arts in Casey.
To learn more and to nominate an individual or group, please visit the Casey Community Awards.