Councillor Cliff Morris and Director of Place Stephen Young have been shortlisted for prestigious arts awards.
The National Campaign for the Arts (NCA) is holding it second annual Hearts For The Arts Awards 2018.
And Councillor Morris has been nominated for ‘Best Local Authority Arts Champion – Councillor’ and Director of Place has been nominated for ‘Best Local Authority Arts Champion – Officer’.
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.
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?.
Discussing Councillor Cliff Morris’ nomination, Cassie Chadderton from UK Theatre said: “Councillor Cliff Morris knows that art and culture have a place in every part of civic life.
"He’s using his influence to improve the offer for everyone who lives in Bolton, and to make sure that arts and culture are contributing to its growth of the borough’s growth.”
On Stephen’s nomination, What Next said: “Stephen has gone above and beyond to support culture in Bolton as part of his role and demonstrates a huge commitment to putting culture at the heart of the place. It is excellent to see such commitment at a senior level.”
The winners of the Hearts For The Arts Awards 2018 will be announced on Wednesday, February 14.
For more information on the awards and shortlisted nominees visit http://bit.ly/2moMesH.