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Amateo Award 2022


Dance, music, theatre, street art and more – all participatory arts projects run by amateur groups across Europe are welcome to enter!

If your creative group could inspire others to try something different, this is the best way to spotlight your achievement!

Get the chance to take a trip to the awards ceremony in autumn 2022. Help us spread the word about this wonderful opportunity far and wide!

AMATEO AWARD 2022 was open for entries until Friday 15 June! GOOD NEWS is that the new deadline is extended to July 1st 2022.


Inspiring creative projects that are having a powerful, positive impact on their community!

The culture and creative sector has been severely challenged in recent times. We are even more determined now to put the spotlight on all the projects (both live and online) that have found solutions to make a positive change in local communities and give participants the chance to be creative, show off what they do and encourage others to take part.

Last year, 59 projects from 13 countries across Europe and beyond applied for the Amateo Award 2021 and featured activity focused on young people, older people (including those with dementia), those with different cultural or migrant backgrounds and projects to improve the community or environment. Five groups were shortlisted by the jury. Read more about the 2021 finalists.

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Completing the short Application Form will not take much time. If you know of other inspiring projects, please share this invitation or encourage them to apply.

Here’s a useful pack of resources you can use to spread the word, or you can just share pinned posts on our social media channels. Thank you!

The Amateo Award 2022 is an opportunity for you to profile your amateur arts group or creative project to an international audience and, in turn, to make connections with participants, policy makers and funders from across Europe. Previous applicants have also found the Amateo Award gave increased recognition and support at a local level.

The The Arts End of Somewhere project by PAMIS in Scotland was awarded the 2021 Amateo Award in the 4th annual award ceremony, held in Milan, Italy. Read more about last year’s winner.

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