Laura Sharman 14 February 2020

Winners announced for Hearts For The Arts Awards 2020

A Windrush festival and a theatre company helping those affected by addiction are among the winners of this year's Hearts for the Arts awards.

The awards celebrate local authorities that are using art and cultural activities to bring communities together.

The 2020 winners are:

  • Best Arts Initiative: Plymouth Music Zone (Plymouth City Council)
  • Best Arts Project – Community Cohesion: Windrush Generations Festival (Hackney Council)
  • Best Arts Project – Arts, Health and Wellbeing: Outside Edge (Hammersmith & Fulham / Westminster / Kensington & Chelsea)
  • Best Arts Champion – Local Authority or Cultural Trust Worker: Pauline Smeaton (Fife Cultural Trust)
  • Best Arts Champion – Councillor: Luthfur Rahman (Manchester City Council)

Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, chair of the Local Government Association’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, said: 'The winners demonstrate some of the best and innovative ways in which councils are bringing communities together, using cultural activities to tackle serious challenges, and enrich the lives of their residents.

'Despite rising demand for services and central government funding reductions, councils continue to be the biggest investors in culture, bringing communities across the country together.'

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Team Leader - Benefits

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
£33,543 to £40,647 per annum
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our Pensions Shared Service as a Team Leader in our Benefits Team.  Wandsworth, London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

School Based Social Worker

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
£36,219 - £43,887 per annum
Would you like to use your skills in a school setting to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people in Wandsworth? Wandsworth, London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Occupational Therapist

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
£31,869 - £40,647
We are looking for registered and experienced Occupational Therapists to join our OT Service working... Wandsworth, London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Clerk to School Governing Boards

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
£31,869 per annum
Would you like the opportunity to help shape and influence the governing boards on constitutional matters, duties, and powers? Wandsworth, London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Independent Travel Trainer

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
£29,250 per annum
Are you passionate about helping young people transition to independence, specifically through SEN Transport? Wandsworth, London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue