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Hearts For The Arts 2018 Winners Announced

Culture Counts were delighted to be the Scottish partner for the National Campaign for the Arts' (NCA) Hearts For The Arts Awards 2018. Today, the winners have been announced. The awards celebrate the work of Councils, Councillors and Council Officers who have overcome financial challenges to ensure the arts stay at the centre of community life.

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Nominations were received for awards in four categories: Best Local Authority Arts Initiative, Best Local Authority Arts Champion - Councillor, Best Local Authority Arts Champion - Officer, and Best Local Authority Arts Project Encouraging Community Cohesion. This year the campaign received more nominations than ever before and from all four UK nations.

 

The awards celebrate the work of Councils, Councillors and Council Officers who have overcome financial challenges to ensure the arts stay at the centre of community life.

 

The nominations were judged by an esteemed panel which was comprised of: Samuel West (Chair of the NCA), Rachel Wood (Arts Development Officer, Oldham Borough Council AND 2017 winner), Roy Williams, OBE (playwright and NCA Board Member), Phillip Pullman (author), David Lan (playwright and director), Josie Long (comedian) and Maria Balshaw (Director of Tate).

 

The Hearts for the Arts 2018 winners are:


Best Local Authority Arts Initiative:

I.AM.NOT.A.ROBOT, Plymouth City Council

Best Local Authority Arts Champion - Councillor:

Councillor Cliff Morris, Bolton Council

Best Local Authority Arts Champion - Officer:

Lorna Lee, London Borough of Waltham Forest

Local Authority Arts Project Encouraging Community Cohesion:

Denbighshire County Council, Lost in Art

 

For more information on the winners visit http://bit.ly/2moMesH For any queries, interviews and further comment please contact dbrownlee@trgarts.com or call 07753 815110

NewsAndy Robertson