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Awards Shortlist for Local Authorities Championing the Arts Announced

National Campaign for the Arts' (NCA) Hearts For The Arts Awards 2019.

National Campaign for the Arts' (NCA) Hearts For The Arts Awards 2019.

 

TL;DR

The shortlist has been announced for the Hearts For The Arts Awards 2019. The awards celebrate Local Authorities and Trusts across the UK who are championing the arts. Winners announced on St Valentine’s Day 2019.

 

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Nominations were received for each of the four award categories: Best Local Authority Arts Initiative, Best Local Authority Arts Project Encouraging Community Cohesion, Best Local Authority Arts Champion – Councillor, and Best Local Authority Arts Champion – Officer.

The shortlist was judged by representatives from some of this year’s partners in the awards: Culture Counts, Local Government Association, National Campaign for the Arts, UK Theatre and Voluntary Arts Wales.

 

“We are always inspired by the efforts of local authorities and councillors to bring the arts to their communities in exciting new ways.”

Samuel West, Chair of the National Campaign

 

Shortlist

Best Local Authority Arts Initiative

  • Breckland Council: The Silver Social

  • London Borough of Newham: Building Futures London Festival of Architecture Arts Award

  • Torbay Council: Torbay Tattoo Tales

  • Wakefield Council: Art in Mind

Best Local Authority Arts Project Encouraging Community Cohesion

  • Essex County Council: Creative Journeys

  • Middlesbrough Council: Erimus

  • Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council: 1245 Sunflower

Best Local Authority Arts Champion - Councillor

  • Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council: Councillor Terri Reid

  • Middlesbrough Council: Mayor David Budd

  • Norfolk County Council: Councillor Margaret Dewsbury

  • Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council: Councillor Rhys Lewis

Best Local Authority Arts Champion - Officer

  • Durham County Council: Terry Collins

  • Kirklees Council: Kath Davies

  • Kirklees Council: Kirstie Wilson

  • Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council: Neil Schneider

 

Samuel West, Chair of the National Campaign for the Arts, said:

“We are always inspired by the efforts of local authorities and councillors to bring the arts to their communities in exciting new ways. In increasingly difficult times for local arts funding, these people and projects become all the more extraordinary. I am so happy that Hearts For The Arts is able to celebrate the creativity, ingenuity and tenacity of those on this year’s shortlists.”

 

The Winners

The winners of the Hearts For The Arts Awards 2019 will be announced on Valentine’s Day, Thursday 14 February. For updates, follow The National Campaign for the Arts (NCA) on Twitter.

 

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