The South Bank Sky Arts Award (originally The South Bank Show Award) is an accolade recognizing British achievements in the arts. The awards have been given annually since 1996. They originated with the long-running British arts programme The South Bank Show. The last South Bank Show Awards ceremony to be broadcast by ITV was in January 2010. After the network had announced that The South Bank Show would be cancelled at the end of the 2009 season, the award ceremony continued to be broadcast by Sky Arts and was eventually renamed the South Bank Sky Arts Award. Sky Arts revived The South Bank Show itself in 2012.
There are awards in the following categories: Literature, Theatre, Visual Art, Film, Opera, Classical music, Pop Music, Dance, Comedy, TV Drama, Times Breakthrough Award, Outstanding Achievement in the Arts.
In 2012, Kate Bush won the award in the Pop Music category for her album 50 Words For Snow.