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We are very pleased to announce that Explore has been nominated in no fewer than three categories at this year’s York Culture Awards.

Our groundbreaking Explore Labs project is a finalist in the category Outstanding Community Arts Project. Explore Labs invites everyone to challenge their imagination and aims to widen access to high quality cultural events with a special emphasis on digital technology as well as traditional arts and crafts.

Our Mini Flower Festival – part of this summer’s glorious Bloom! celebration – has been nominated for Outstanding Cultural Festival (Small). Library Lawn next to York Explore was transformed into a magical garden for a weekend of family friendly fun.


We are also a finalist in the category Outstanding Cultural Collaboration for our work with York Arts Education.

Special congratulations also to Robert Powell, a member of Explore’s board of directors, who has been nominated for the Excellence in Writing award.

The York Culture Awards organised by Make It York celebrate excellence in the city’s arts and culture sector. Winners will be announced at a special ceremony at York Theatre Royal on Monday 19 November.