Ossett Observer is pleased to announce that we have won an Action For Market Towns Award.
We’re the North Zone winners of the ‘Towns Alive Award’ for ‘Environment and Culture’ for our work in Ossett this past 18 months.
We’re now invited to the Awards Dinner in November, where we find out if we are the overall national winners of the Trailblazer Award. But I have to say, getting this far and being recognised by our peers in cultural regeneration is a magnificent thing. We were nominated by Dan Thompson of ‘Riot Clean Up’, ‘Empty Shops Network’ fame and our work has been commended for being made with a sense of place.
Judges Comments “The project created art with a sense of place; actively engaged over 600 participants and an audience of over 7000; and has lead to relationships and partnerships which will develop further accessible community arts projects and an independent community music project.”
To celebrate our award we’re going to make an E-book to try and tell the story of what we’ve achieved since 2011 and who we have been working with. And we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for November.
Thank you to everyone, artists, makers, participants, volunteers and funders.