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Justice in the Community Award for Cargan Artist in the Community Scheme

07 November 2013

The Braid Arts Centre & the Arts & Events Services Unit of Ballymena Borough Council are delighted to announce their recent Artist in the Community Scheme Project in Cargan Village has been awarded a Justice in the Community Award by Justice Minister David Ford

Initiated by Justice Minister David Ford the Awards, now in their third year, provide an opportunity to acknowledge those within the voluntary and statutory sectors who have made a significant contribution to making their communities safer.

The Awards are open to individuals or groups working in the voluntary, community and statutory sectors - including staff, volunteers and statutory workers – to improve justice for all.

Our project was a partner project between Cargan Community Association, the PSNI & the Arts & Events Services Unit of Ballymena Borough Council

Baroness May Blood, Patricia Lewsley-Mooney, Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People and Brendan McGuigan, Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice were the judging panel.

The work, a large scale Mural was completed with Artist Nigel Allison with 50 young people from the area and depicts Cargan past and present. The Artist carried out a series of arts workshops in the village over a year, with an award winning result for the village.

Our Artist in the Community Scheme has been producing public art works and part arts projects for two years with many successful projects including Kells Village and projects all over the Borough. We look forward to developing the scheme over the coming years.

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