artsbeat shortlisted for Midlands award

MMA_2014_Nomination_square_bannerArtsbeat has been shortlisted for the Midlands Media Awards 2014 in the Magazine of the Year category.

The free magazine was launched just over a year ago by editor and proprietor Amanda Penman who personally delivers every one of them to more than 300 specially selected outlets across Derbyshire and the Peak District – liaising with artists and customers en route.

The magazine is supported by advertising from theatres, galleries and artists and every issue includes features on practitioners of the creative and performing arts, together with reviews, regular platforms such as Library Life and comprehensive what’s on listings.

Whilst unashamedly a ‘niche’ publication it has attracted a growing audience which encompasses teenage followers of music and student painters to more mature readers seeking an insight into the burgeoning arts scene in the area.

“I am thrilled to have been shortlisted for these awards which champion great publications and journalism across the region,” said Amanda.

“What really pleases me though is the enthusiasm for my small magazine  in Derbyshire. I believe this proves there is still a strong appetite for print publications if there is something worth reading in them.”

For full details of who has been shortlisted for the awards go to . The winners of the awards will be announced at a special awards ceremony in Birmingham on June 5.