The COVID 2020 artistic innovation award aims to reward an initiative of an innovative project carried out within the framework of the restrictions linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, between March 15 and December 15, 2020 by a professional artist or collective of artists or by a cultural structure or association in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) chairman and Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) president Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso received the Fernando Poe Lifetime Achievement Award on the 38th Annual Film Academy Awards spearheaded by Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) headed by Director General Vivian Velez on December 7, 2020.
This year the Award will celebrate the challenge and commitment of the cultural and creative sectors during the COVID-19 spread.
Emily Crockford, Gaelle Mellis and Abbie Madden have been named recipients of the 2020 National Arts and Disability Awards, presented by the Australia Council for the Arts and Arts Access Australia. On the International Day of People with Disability, the national awards recognise artists who have made an outstanding contribution to the artistic and cultural life of the nation.
Acting Minister of Culture Mindaugas Kvietkauskas presented Daina Urbanavičienė, Chairwoman of the Lithuanian Council for Culture, with the highest award awarded by the Ministry of Culture - the badge of honor "Bring your light and believe".
The 2021 edition of Zimbabwe’s National Arts Merit Awards (NAMAs) will be held under a different banner designed to honour artists who played a pivotal role in the country's creative scene in the past four decades.