Attitude Is Everything has announced that the submissions deadline for the Outstanding Attitude Awards 2019 is, Friday December 21, 2018.
The ceremony will take place at Islington Assembly Hall on Wednesday, March 12, 2019.
The disability-led charity hosts annual Outstanding Attitude Awards to recognise the innovations and practices across the music industry when it comes to making live music accessible for deaf and disabled music fans.
Attitude Is Everything estimates that deaf and disabled people account for one in 10 of live music attendees within the UK.
Suzanne Bull, CEO of Attitude is Everything, commented: “Having trialled the concept in 2016, I am delighted Attitude is Everything can now present a standalone event that celebrates the best in UK live music access innovation. From DIY events to companies at the cutting edge of ticketing technology, we want to bring the live music world together to shine a light on all of the ways live music can be made more inclusive for Deaf and disabled music fans.
“By recognising what is possible at every level, we will demonstrate how the UK is a global leader when it comes to live music accessibility, and hope to encourage the industry to take further positive action. If you are working to break down barriers and include Deaf and disabled music fans, this is your chance to shout about it!”
The ten awards categories are:
– The Nigel McCune DIY Access Award
– The Access Starts Online Awards
a) Access Starts Online Award – Venue over 500 cap
b) Access Starts Online Award – Venue under 500 cap
c) Access Starts Online Award – Outdoor event
– The Ticketing Without Barriers Awards
a) Ticketing Without Barriers Award – Venue / Event
b) Ticketing Without Barriers Award – Ticketing Company
– The Tech Innovation Award
– The Big Ambition Award
– The Customer Focus Award
– The Accessible Infrastructure Award
Bull commented on the charity’s tribute to Nigel McCune and his work in helping establish Attitude is Everything: “Nigel McCune was absolutely instrumental in setting up Attitude is Everything, becoming one of the first members of the project’s steering group, and then going on to become one of the charity’s first Trustees and Board Officers. His loss earlier this year hit us all incredibly hard. We know Nigel would have loved the spirit of the Outstanding Attitude Awards and particularly our support of the creative grassroots industry and DIY scenes, which is why we’ve dedicated the DIY Access Award to his memory.”
To submit your entry into next year’s Outstanding Attitude Awards, click here.
Meanwhile, PSNEurope spoke to CEO Suzanne Bull earlier this year on how the music industry is embracing Attitude Is Everything. To read the full article, click here.