13. Hearts For The Arts Awards 2021
The shortlist has been announced for the National Campaign for the Arts' (NCA) Hearts For The Arts Awards 2021. The awards celebrate the unsung heroes of Local Authorities who are championing the arts against all odds.
East Devon District Council has been nominated for Best Arts Project for their Creative Cabin - a brightly coloured, instantly recognizable, mobile unit taking nature and culture on tour in a ‘Recovery Roadshow’, through months of the pandemic. The Creative Cabin was created and delivered by Thelma Hulbert Gallery and Wild East Devon in partnership with the Blackdown Hills and East Devon AONB’s.
Discussing East Devon’s nomination Hearts for the Arts Award partners said about the Creative Cabin:
(This is) An example of vital innovation blending arts and sciences, to create accessible opportunities for all, to learn and share in any environment. It is a fantastic project, and the way the team have diversified their working due to Covid and brought a much-needed safe space to people who are isolated, lonely and struggling with mental health conditions, is to be applauded.
The winners of the Hearts for the Arts Awards 2021 will be announced on Valentine’s Day: 14th February.