2018 Ruby Awards~ Celebrating the shining stars of South Australia’s Arts and Cultural sector ~
Now in its 13th year, the Ruby Awards is Arts South Australia’s annual celebration of South Australia’s arts and cultural sector, recognising artistic excellence, creative achievement, innovation, community involvement and inspirational leaders who have made a difference to the artistic and cultural life of the state.
Newly revamped for 2018 with an expanded 12 prize categories, this year the Rubys will also pay tribute to late South Australian arts and cultural icons Uncle Stevie Goldsmith and Frank Ford AM with two new awards named in their honour.
Twenty-eight finalists have been announced ahead of the event across seven categories: Best Festival; Best Work or Event – both within and outside a festival; Best Work, Event or Project for Young People; Best Community or Regional Event or Project; Outstanding Contribution by an Organisation or Group; and the Made in Adelaide Award for artistic and cultural achievement by South Australians outside the state.
Another five awards carry no shortlist and will be announced on the night: the Stevie Gadlabarti Goldsmith Memorial Award recognising artistic and cultural achievement by a South Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-focused organisation or individual, the Frank Ford Memorial Young Achiever Award for an outstanding artist or arts worker aged under 35, the Geoff Crowhurst Memorial Award for community cultural achievement, the People’s Choice Award and the Premier’s Award for Lifetime Achievement.
All finalists are in the running for the People’s Choice Award, with members of the public invited to vote for their favourite online at rubyawards.com.au. Voters can win prizes including Adelaide Fringe and Adelaide Festival vouchers, and tickets to the Ruby Awards gala event.