Established in 2008, the SMACS are this city’s truly interesting annual awards, given to the artists, musos, venues, promoters, creators and culture makers who keep Sydney’s creative heart beating. They exist to award originality, creativity and innovation.
Performance and painting. Installation and illustration. Sydney is no slouch in the creative arts department. So, tell us, which creative captured you in 2012?
Of the exhibitions, festivals, performances, parades and love-ins you attended in 2012, which arts event sent you scrambling to take art classes, made you dust off the old sewing machine or just got you excited about living a such a frickin sweet creative city?
This award recognises that moment when people come together and magic happens. Blogs, agencies, event organisers, art collectives, gallery owners…any group of people doing great work together & making this city all the better for it.
Late night diner? Early morning juice bar? Sandwich joint? Where’s your favourite place to get noms?
What band, artist or DJ gave you that warm fuzzy feeling, or charging musical high and left the words “best night ever!” spilling from your lips?
Putting together a successful festival is no small feat, but thankfully Sydney is full of people who have the chutzpah to pull it off. What festival got your gold star of approval in 2012?
Festival, weekly regular or a one-off mind bender? Tell us what your favourite Sydney music event was in 2012.
Which Sydney director or crew created the best video clip this year?
Celebrating stage performers for dancing, prancing, reciting, moving and shaking. Who made you laugh/cry/scream/hug?
This one’s pretty self-explanatory. We’re looking for the song of the year. A song that only gets better as you listen to it on repeat. A song you’d name a child after. A song that kicks every other song in the cojones.
You love FBi because we love Sydney music, because we uncover the best new local artists and send them along the airwaves to your well-tuned ears. So, which new artist or group got their hooks in and turned you into an F-A-N? Who do you think is gunna make it big?
One album for the year? Big call. OK, so we’ll narrow it down for you a bit… What record by a Sydney artist or band sent you to the land of sonic bliss, haunted your CD player and refused to leave your head?
Awarding an event, person or team who’ve creatively used, created or recreated a physical space, location or landmark in this city, making it a creative destination.
Kind of like the Gold Logie except that Rove will never win one, it’s much more sought after and actually means something! Who deserves recognition for their vast contribution to Sydney music, arts and culture? Who is the 2012 arts, music and culture messiah?