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Hearts for the Arts Awards 2018 – Shortlist Announced

The shortlist has been announced for the National Campaign for the Arts' (NCA) Hearts For The Arts Awards 2018. 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. Please scroll down for Welsh Language translation.

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 shortlist was judged by representatives from this year’s partners in the awards: UK Theatre, Arts Development UK, Culture Counts, the Local Government Association, and What Next?.

Samuel West, Chair of the National Campaign for the Arts, said, “This year, the quality and quantity of the nominees from all four UK nations shows how much people want to celebrate these unsung heroes, who work so hard to keep the arts at the centre of our communities.  Judging has been a challenge, but as ever we are thrilled and inspired by the incredible people and projects which have made the shortlist.”

The winners of the Hearts For The Arts Awards 2018 will be announced on Wednesday 14 February. The winners’ judges for the 2018 awards will be: 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), Maria Balshaw (Director, Tate), Philip Pullman (Author), Josie Long (Comedian and Co-Founder of Arts Emergency) and David Lan (Playwright and Director).

Click here for full details of all shortlisted nominees.

The 2018 Hearts For The Arts Awards are delivered by the NCA and UK Theatre, in partnership with Culture Counts, the Local Government Association (LGA), Arts Development UK (ADUK) and What Next?.

 

Mae rhestr fer wedi cael ei chyhoeddi ar gyfer gwobrau ‘Hearts For The Arts’ 2018 y National Campaign for the Arts. Mae’r gwobrau’n dathlu gwaith Cynghorau, Cynghorwyr a Swyddogion y Cyngor sydd wedi goresgyn heriau ariannol i sicrhau bod y celfyddydau yn aros yng nghanol bywyd y gymuned.

Cafodd enwebiadau eu derbyn ar gyfer gwobrau mewn pedwar categori: Y Fenter Orau yn y Celfyddydau gan Awdurdod Lleol, Yr Hyrwyddwr Celfyddydau Gorau o fewn Awdurdod Lleol – Cynghorydd, Yr Hyrwyddwr Celfyddydau Gorau o fewn Awdurdod Lleol – Swyddog, a’r Prosiect Celfyddydau Awdurdod Lleol Gorau sy’n Hyrwyddo Cydlynu Cymunedol. Eleni, cafodd yr ymgyrch fwy o enwebiadau nag erioed o’r blaen ac o bob un o’r pedair gwlad yn y DU.

Cafodd y rhestr fer ei dyfarnu gan gynrychiolwyr partneriaid ar gyfer gwobrau eleni: UK Theatre, Arts Development UK, Culture Counts, y Gymdeithas Llywodraeth Leol, a What Next?.

Dywedodd Samuel West, Cadeirydd y National Campaign for the Arts:

“Eleni, mae ansawdd a nifer yr enwebeion o bob un o’r pedair gwlad yn y DU yn dangos faint o bobl sydd am ddathlu’r arwyr di-glod hyn, sy’n gweithio mor galed i gadw’r celfyddydau yng nghanol ein cymunedau. Mae beirniadu wedi bod yn her, ond fel erioed rydyn ni’n falch iawn ac wedi ein hysbrydoli gan y bobl a phrosiectau anhygoel sydd wedi cyrraedd y rhestr fer. ”

Bydd enillwyr Gwobrau ‘Hearts for the Arts’ 2018 yn cael eu cyhoeddi ddydd Mercher 14 Chwefror. Beirniaid yr enillwyr ar gyfer gwobrau 2018 fydd: Samuel West (Cadeirydd yr NCA), Rachel Wood (Swyddog Datblygu’r Celfyddydau dros Gyngor Bwrdeistref Oldham ac enillydd 2017), Roy Williams, OBE (Dramodydd ac Aelod o Fwrdd NCA), Phillip Pullman (Awdur) a David Lan (Dramodydd a Chyfarwyddwr), Josie Long (Comedïwr ) a Maria Balshaw (Cyfarwyddwr y Tate).

Mae gwobrau ‘Hearts for the Arts’ yn cael eu cyflwyno gan yr NCA ac UK Theatre, mewn partneriaeth â What Next?, Culture Counts, Arts Development UK a’r Gymdeithas Llywodraeth Leol.

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