Celebrating Asian talent in the arts

Eastern Eye ACTAs: Nominations are open for 2024

Asian artists have made an immense contribution to Britain and Eastern Eye’s Arts, Culture and Theatre Awards (ACTAs) showcase the best of Asian talent in the creative industries.

These awards recognise top artists from literature, film, television, theatre, poetry, music, photography, dance and the visual arts.

Since their launch in 2016 by Eastern Eye’s publisher, the Asian Media Group (AMG), the ACTAs have honoured accomplished artists like Meera Syal, Anoushka Shankar and Nitin Sawhney.

This year, too, prominent personalities from film, music, theatre, and the entertainment industry are expected to attend the seventh edition of the event in central London on Friday, May 17, 2024.

Eastern Eye’s editor at large, Amit Roy, said, “ACTA was set up partly because we felt that British Asian artists were not getting the recognition they deserved.”

Nominations are now open. We are looking for Britain’s best and most creative South Asian talent who have significantly contributed to the UK arts and culture sector in the past year from January 1, 2023, and February 1, 2024. You can nominate yourself or, if you know someone worthy of winning an Eastern Eye ACTA Award, this is your chance to nominate them. For further details about how to enter a nomination click here

Nominations close Monday, April 8, 2024.