Hearts for the Arts Winners 2019 Annouced

Culture Counts was the Scottish Partner for Heart For The Arts 2019.

Culture Counts was the Scottish Partner for Heart For The Arts 2019.

 

The winners have been announced for the National Campaign for the Arts' (NCA) Hearts For The Arts Awards 2019. The awards celebrate the unsung heroes of Local Authorities who are championing the arts, often within a climate of severe financial challenges.

 

The Awards

Nominations were received for 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.

 

“So many great community arts projects are only made possible by imaginative, determined Local Authority staff, who understand the power of the arts and culture to bring us together. Hearts For The Arts believes that recognising these hardworking local heroes is vital.

Samuel West, Chair of the National Campaign for the Arts

 

The Winners

 

The Hearts for the Arts 2019 winners are:

 Best Local Authority Arts Initiative:

  • Torbay Tattoo Tales, Torbay Council

Local Authority Arts Project Encouraging Community Cohesion:

  • Erimus, Middlesbrough Council

Best Local Authority Arts Champion – Councillor:

  • Mayor David Budd, Middlesbrough Council

Best Local Authority Arts Champion – Officer:

  • Kirstie Wilson, Kirklees Council

The winners will be presented with their awards by Les Dennis and Samuel West, Chair of the National Campaign for the Arts, at the Local Government Association’s Annual Culture and Tourism Conference 2019 on 6 March 2019. For more information on the winners visit forthearts.org.uk/campaigns/hearts-for-the-arts/

 
NewsAndy Robertson