New Liverpool Cultural Champions announced soon!
Over the past couple of months nominations for Liverpool’s 2012 Cultural Champions have been flooding in! With over 90 nominations made, the selection panel had a tough time choosing who should represent the city for the year. We’ll be ready to announce who they chose very soon.
The new scheme will build on the strengths of 2010’s programme informed by the experiences of the outgoing champions who are: Paul Argent from Mossley Hill, Kristal Clarke from Wavertree, Donna Williamson from Vauxhall, Barbara McGrouther from Old Swan and Becky Smith from Alt Valley. During their voluntary reign as champions they blogged about their cultural comings and goings, represented the city at major events, met dignitaries and started their own personal cultural events and campaigns.
We’d like to say a big thank you to the outgoing champions, who have done a tremendous job. They will still be involved with the scheme, mentoring the new selected champions through their year.
Open Culture, a Liverpool social enterprise will be running the scheme on behalf of Liverpool City Council. Charlotte Corrie, Open Culture Director said:
“ We will be guiding the 2012 champions through an exciting year of cultural experiences, learning and giving them the means and platforms to express their ideas and opinions about the arts publicly, whether that’s online, in person or through newspapers and the radio!”
Barbara McGrouther 2010 Cultural Champion said,
“I have enjoyed every minute of being a Cultural Champion, and have gained new friends, new skills and learned even more about the city I love. I think that any person interested in people, community, and the arts, who can give time and passion to the role would have a year to remember for the rest of their lives.”