The Epic Awards, now in their tenth year, are the premier awards for community and volunteer-led creative projects based in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, shining a light on their achievements and aiming to inspire others to get involved and participate in creative activities.
The Awards are run by Voluntary Arts, who promote participation in creative, cultural activities. Many of the 63,000 voluntary arts groups eligible in the UK and Republic of Ireland have put themselves forward for the Awards. The judging panels in each of the nations selected a total of 29 groups to be shortlisted for this year’s awards.
Belfast’s Moon Base, a safe, positive environment for creativity developed by adults with learning disabilities was awarded runner-up for the Ireland award