Modo is shortlisted for national award

Modo works with young people in Aberdeenshire to help them change their lives for the better
Modo works with young people in Aberdeenshire to help them change their lives for the better

Peterhead-based social circus group Modo has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

The group has made the Arts & Business Scotland Awards shortlist, which celebrates outstanding, innovative relationships between the cultural and business sectors.

The shortlist showcases a diverse range of partnerships from the north east which have collaborated to invest in a thriving cultural

Shell UK and Modo’s Circus with Purpose is up against partnerships between Buchanan Food and Woodend Barn, and VisitAberdeen and Aberdeen Festivals.

Speaking to the Buchanie, Shell and Modo said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted again for the Arts and Business Awards, this time in the People category.

“The shortlisting is a recognition of the work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure that the Shell Fireworks Parade are not just spectacular celebrations of culture and community also has real and lasting benefits to the hundreds of young people who participate.

“It is also great to have the achievements of the project recognised at a Scotland-wide level and to be on a shortlist with major national companies.”

The People Award will be given to a partnership that has used the power of culture to engage with the people in the wider community.

Chief Executive of Arts & Business Scotland, David Watt said: “We’re delighted to see the north east feature so prominently on our shortlist which includes some fantastic examples of businesses collaborating creatively with the cultural sector to showcase the very best of cross-sector partnership working in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.”

Modo and Shell will find out if they have been successful at an awards ceremony to be held in February
next year.