The efforts of arts organisations to embrace digital performances and online sharing has been awe-inspiring. Particularly awe-inspiring for us at the NCA was how the National Student Drama Festival innovated all of its plans for their 2020 festival into a festival that could be entirely accessible online. NSDF's Director, James Phillips, tells us of the challenges and successes of this unique year for NSDF:
Last month, Hackney Council's Petra Roberts picked up the Hearts for the Arts Award for the Windrush Generations Festival, which won the award for Best Arts Project - Community Cohesion. As Cultural Development Manager at Hackney Council, Petra led the Windrush Programme and here she tells about the Festival in more detail; about its inspiring intergenerational approach and why storytelling is everything:
Having just announced this year's Hearts for the Arts Award Winners on Friday, we got to thinking and hoping that the impact of the awards stretches further than Valentine's Day.
Congratulations to Pauline Smeaton; winner of this years Hearts for the Arts Award for Best Arts Champion - Local Authority or Cultural Trust Worker
Congratulations to Manchester City Council's Luthfur Rahman; winner of this year's Hearts for the Arts Award for Best Arts Champion - Councillor
Congratulations to Outside Edge Theatre Company; winner of this year's Hearts for the Arts Award for Best Arts Project - Arts, Health and Wellbeing
Congratulations to Plymouth City Council and their brilliant initiative Plymouth Music Zone; winner of this year's Hearts for the Arts Award for Best Arts Initiative
Congratulations to Hackney Council's brilliant Windrush Gernation Festival; winner of this year's Hearts for the Arts Award for Best Arts Project - Community Cohesion
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Ards and North Down Borough Council's AND Dream shortlisted for Best Arts Project - Community Cohesion in the 2020 Hearts for the Arts Awards