Awards Shortlist for Local Authorities Championing the Arts Announced
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.
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
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 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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