THE GROUCHO MAVERICK AWARD

Brace yourselves - nominations for the Groucho Maverick Award 2018 are officially open.

The Maverick Award celebrates the avant-garde, the unorthodox, the originals. Criteria is simple. It must be relevant, meaning nominations must be made for work (creations, words, actions all welcome and appreciated) within the last two years. It must be creative, meaning nominees must be from a creative field. Finally, and most importantly, it should go to someone who breaks the mould, challenges the status quo, who has made an outstanding contribution to the world of the arts. A true Maverick.

Your nominations will be presented to our esteemed Maverick Committee. This year’s judges are; cultural PR, Dotti Irving (chair); film publicist, Peter Dunne; the Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre and recipient of the prize in 2013, Madani Younis; food writer, journalist and activist Jack Monroe; music agent and promoter John Giddings; Entertainment Director of the Daily Telegraph Denise Parkinson; and author and journalist Molly Flatt. They will then judge, discuss and debate until they have a shortlist to present to you. The winner will then be decided and announced at a ceremony at the Club in late November.

The winner receives a prize of £10,000, a Gavin Turk sculpture, and Lifetime Membership of The Groucho Club.

 

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Past Champions

2016
PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE
Eddie Izzard • David Lan & Good Chance Theatre • Damon Albarn & The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians • Pharrell Williams • Lin-Manuel Miranda

2015
ANTHONY ANAXAGOROU & HOFESH SEHECHTER
Jason DeCaires Taylor • Charlotte Johnson Wahl Miriam Elia • Ta-Nehisi Coates

2013
THE BUSH THEATRE
Jack Monroe • Matilda Tristram Tamara Rojo • Haaifa Al Monsour Jeremy Deller

2012
DANNY BOYLE
Michael Fassbender • Pussy Riot Grayson Perry • Noel Fielding Deborah Curtis

2011
NICK DAVIES
Molly Crabapple • Idris Elba Hilary Lloyd • Caitlin Moran Tom Watson

2010
NELL GIFFORD
Javier De Frutos • Monte Hellman Henry Hudson • Simon Singh Tilda Swinton
 

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