Hearts for the Arts Awards

Cllr Karen King

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council


Best Arts Champion - Councillor 2021

Cllr Karen King

What our judges said:

"Karen is committed to the belief that the arts can benefit her community; she offers strategic support to arts organisations, and has overseen exciting, non-digital projects during Covid lockdowns, which bring the arts to a more diverse audience."
"It’s clear that Councillor King has made an enormous difference in terms of convincing others in the authority of the power and impact of the arts, and it’s lovely to hear that she cites her own journey to becoming an arts lover in that argument. She has successfully made the case for the arts to feature in the objectives of other council departments, and has secured a seat around the table for local arts leaders."

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