Even though I've officially left Platform4 on December 31, 2012, there are still a few related things to attend to. One of them is quite special, since Platform4 late last year were announced as one of 4 nominees for the new ArtBeat Award initiated by Have Kommunikation. The other nominees are Spotify, the "Kulturen På News" program on TV2 News - and finally "Ananassen".
Our nomination reasoning is described as: "Aalborgensiske Platform4 har formået at samle både de kreative og kulturelle aktører, universitetet, kommunen og staten i en helt ny form for kulturinstitution, som kombinerer iværksætteri, nye formidlingsplatforme og ny teknologi inden for kunst og kultur."
(which translates into something like: "Platform4 from the city of Aalborg has managed to gather both creative and cultural actors, the university, the municipality and the public sector in a brand new type of cultural institution that combines entrepreneurship, new dissemination platforms and new technology within art and culture.")
Read more about all the nominations here (or watch the video clip above).
The award "celebrates the best within Danish cultural dissemination and will be given to a project or a person within the cultural environment that has managed to combine something artistically new with forward looking communication." To hand over the award the organizers have secured prominent Danish cultural minister Marianne Jelved.
The jury is equally prominent and consists of ao. Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen, Jørgen Ramskov og Knud Romer.
We are, needless to say, quite honored and very excited to be nominated alongside such distinguished projects, and are currently on our way to the award show which will take place today, Wednesday Jan 30, on Teater Grob in Copenhagen. Wish us luck!