A Multi-Award Winning Arts Organisation

Nisha Tandon, Director of ArtsEkta, alongside other winners at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2014

Nisha Tandon, Director of ArtsEkta, receiving British Indian Award for Indian Spirit in the Community

ArtsEkta team at 2015 Aisling Awards

ArtsEkta’s programme of work has been endorsed through the nomination, shortlisting and winning of a wide variety of awards, presented by different sectors and agencies.

Our Nominations, Shortlists & Awards

Nisha Tandon, Director of ArtsEkta, receiving NI Travel & Tourism Award for Belfast Mela

  • Winner of the OFMDFM’s 2010 Intercultural Achievement Award for Good Race Relations
  • Winner of the 2010 Special Achievement Award at the 19th  Annual Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards for the Belfast Mela
  • Shortlist for the Northern Ireland Media Award at Metro Eireann’s 2008 Media & Multi-Cultural Awards
  • Shortlist for the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Arts & Business Community Award; 2009 and 2010 Arts & Business Cultural Branding Award and; 2011 Arts & Business Young People Award
  • Events & Marketing Manager awarded Top 40 under 40 Award by Belfast Media Group
  • Director runner up for Belfast Telegraph’s ‘Women of the Year’ Award 2010
  • ‘Unite against Hate’ Award in 2011 for ‘Outstanding Contribution’ to the campaign.
  • Winner of C03 Leadership Award 2012 for Leading Growth & Innovation
  • Belfast Mela shortlist for 2012 Aisling Award for Culture & Arts   
  • Belfast Mela shortlist for 2014 IN! Magazine Awards 
  • Director winner of the 2014 Asian Women of Achievment Award for Arts & Culture
  • Director awarded an OBE for services to arts in the community in the Queen's 2014 Birthday Honours list.
  • Director winner of the 2015 British Indian Award for 'Indian Spirit in the Community' presented by Trade Next and BDO. 
  • Belfast Mela shortlist for Best Event/Festival Experience at the 2015 NI Tourism Awards 
  • Highly commended at the UK National Diversity Awards 2015
  • Nine Nights shortlisted in the 2015 Aisling Awards under Culture & Arts